27 Becca Russo
27 Becca Russo
Height: 5-11
Year: Jr.
Hometown: South Windsor, Conn.
High School: South Windsor
Position: D
Major: Nursing
gp 17
p 3
g 0
a 3
  • Has excelled on defense in her first three seasons, earning All-Region and All-Conference honors all three seasons as well as All-American honors as a junior
  • Earned CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team honors as a junior
  • Has started 52 of the 53 games in which she has played in during her career at Scranton
  • Has totaled 179 ground balls, 160 draw controls, and 89 caused turnovers
  • Led team in ground balls in each of her first three seasons
  • Ranks fourth in program history in draw controls, tied for fourth in caused turnovers and fifth in ground balls 

Junior Year (2019)

  • Game-by-Game Statistics
  • Started all 17 games she appeared in and earned Second Team All-American honors as well as First Team All-Region and First Team All-Conference recognition
  • Led team with 74 ground balls and 79 draw controls, added three assists and 41 caused turnovers
  • Ranked fourth in program history in single season draw controls and tied for fifth in ground balls
  • Registered an assist, five ground balls, four draw controls and four caused turnovers in season-opening win versus Messiah on February 16
  • Totaled five ground balls, four draw controls and five caused turnovers in victory over Marywood on March 20
  • Recorded a career-high eight draw controls in 16-2 win versus Susquehanna on March 23
  • Picked up a season-high seven ground balls in 11-10 win at Rowan on April 2
  • Tallied five ground balls, three draw controls and four draw controls in Landmark Conference Championship Game at Catholic on May 4

Sophomore Year (2018)

  • Game-by-Game Statistics
  • Played in all 19 contests and made 18 starts on defense, earning First Team All-Region and First Team All-Conference accolades
  • Led team with 54 ground balls while adding 30 caused turnovers and 45 draw controls
  • Attempted four shots on the season and placed three shots on goal
  • Helped Royals post a 10.16 goals against average for the season
  • Also scored one goal, netting first collegiate marker in an 18-9 victory over Cabrini on April 24 at Fitzpatrick Field
  • Ranked 11th in program history for caused turnovers in a season, tied for 12th for draw controls in a season, and tied for 16th for ground balls in a season
  • Tied for the fifth most caused turnovers in a game in progam history with a career-high six in a 16-14 loss at Haverford on March 4
  • Totaled a carer-high seven draw controls in a 16-9 win at Susquehanna on April 21 to tied for the 21st most in a single game in Scranton history
  • Scooped up six ground balls against Haverford on March 4 and at Moravian on April 7

Freshman Year (2017)

  • Game-by-Game Statistics
  • Started all 17 games during her rookie season and earned Second Team All-Region and First Team All-Conference accolades
  • Led team with 51 groundballs on season while also contributing 36 draw controls and 18 caused turnovers
  • Also dished out two assists, both off which came in a win over Lebanon Valley on March 5 at Fitzpatrick Field
  • Had a season-high seven groundballs in a victory over Marywood on March 23 at Fitzpatrick Field
  • Collected a season-best five draw controls in a win over Elizabethtown in the Landmark Conference semifinals on May 3
  • Had three caused turnovers against Shenandoah (February 26) and Drew (April 19)

Honors/Awards

  • IWLCA Second Team All-American (2019)
  • IWLCA All-Boardwalk Region First Team (2018, 2019)
  • IWLCA/US Lacrosse Metro/Boardwalk All-Region Second Team (2017)
  • All-Landmark Conference First Team (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team (2019)
  • Landmark Conference Defensive Athlete of the Week (Feb. 18, 2019, Apr. 22, 2019)
  • University of Scranton Athlete of the Week (April 30, 2018)
  • Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll (2018, 2019)

High School/Personal

  • Is also a member of the women's soccer team
  • Earned eight varsity letters at South Windsor - four each in girls lacrosse and girls soccer
  • Was all-state as a senior, all-conference as a junior and senior, a Super Juniors participant in 2015 and a Lower New England nominee in 2014
  • Had an impressive 122 draw controls in her senior season
  • Was named academic all-American in lacrosse
  • Also earned all-academic honors in both soccer and lacrosse
  • In soccer, was chosen all-state as a junior and senior
  • Was also all-conference as a sophomore, junior and senior, all-Courant Team as a junior and senior, and all-area as a senior
  • Daughter of Anthony and Evelyn Russo
  • Has two sisters, Samantha and Victoria. Samantha was on the women's swimming & diving team at the University of Vermont, and Victoria is a member of the women's lacrosse team at Assumption College
Recent Games
Apr 13 No. 10 Catholic L, 16-13
Apr 18 at Elizabethtown W, 19-8
Apr 23 at Cabrini W, 16-15
Apr 27 Moravian W, 21-16
May 1 Moravian W, 20-12
May 4 at Catholic L, 15-9
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 17 5
Points 3 2
Goals 0 0
Assists 3 2
Shots 2 1
Shooting percentage 0.0 0.0
Shots on goal 2 1
Shots on goal percentage 100.0 100.0
Free position goals-shots 0-0 0-0
Ground balls 74 21
Draw controls 79 30
Turnovers 11 2
Caused turnovers 41 8
Fouls 10 7
Date Opponent Score g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Feb 16 Messiah W, 22-7 0 1 1 0-0 5 4 2 4 0 - 0 -
Feb 23 at Kean W, 13-5 0 0 0 0-0 1 4 0 2 0 - 0 -
Feb 26 Misericordia W, 13-4 0 0 0 0-0 5 3 2 3 0 - 0 -
Mar 2 Haverford W, 13-12 0 0 0 0-0 4 7 1 4 0 - 0 -
Mar 10 Ithaca L, 12-10 0 0 0 0-0 3 2 1 2 0 - 0 -
Mar 16 at Chris. Newport W, 14-6 0 0 0 0-0 3 6 1 1 0 - 0 -
Mar 20 Marywood W, 15-3 0 0 0 0-0 5 4 0 5 0 - 0 -
Mar 23 Susquehanna W, 16-2 0 0 0 0-0 5 8 2 0 0 - 0 -
Mar 27 Farmingdale State W, 16-4 0 0 0 0-0 6 3 2 2 0 - 0 -
Mar 30 at Juniata W, 17-3 0 0 0 0-0 3 4 0 1 0 - 0 -
Apr 2 at Rowan W, 11-10 0 0 0 0-0 7 2 0 2 0 - 0 -
Apr 6 at Goucher W, 21-7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 at Drew W, 12-11 0 0 0 0-0 5 4 0 3 1 0.0 1 100.0
Apr 13 No. 10 Catholic L, 16-13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Elizabethtown W, 19-8 0 1 1 0-0 4 7 0 3 0 - 0 -
Apr 23 at Cabrini W, 16-15 0 0 0 0-0 5 3 0 4 0 - 0 -
Apr 27 Moravian W, 21-16 0 1 1 0-0 4 7 0 1 0 - 0 -
May 1 Moravian W, 20-12 0 0 0 0-0 4 8 0 0 0 - 0 -
May 4 at Catholic L, 15-9 0 0 0 0-0 5 3 0 4 1 0.0 1 100.0
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
2016-17 17 17 0 2 2 0-1 51 36 17 18 2 0.0 1 50.0
2017-18 19 18 1 0 1 0-0 54 45 16 30 4 25.0 3 75.0
2018-19 17 17 0 3 3 0-0 74 79 11 41 2 0.0 2 100.0
Total 53 52 1 5 6 0-1 179 160 44 89 8 12.5 6 75.0
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Total 17 17 0 3 3 0-0 74 79 11 41 2 0.0 2 100.0
Conference 5 5 0 2 2 0-0 21 30 2 8 1 0.0 1 100.0
Exhibition - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
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Home 9 9 0 2 2 0-0 41 46 10 21 0 - 0 -
Away 8 8 0 1 1 0-0 33 33 1 20 2 0.0 2 100.0
Neutral - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
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Wins 15 15 0 3 3 0-0 66 74 10 35 1 0.0 1 100.0
Losses 2 2 0 0 0 0-0 8 5 1 6 1 0.0 1 100.0
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February 3 3 0 1 1 0-0 11 11 4 9 0 - 0 -
March 7 7 0 0 0 0-0 29 34 7 15 0 - 0 -
April 5 5 0 2 2 0-0 25 23 0 13 1 0.0 1 100.0
May 2 2 0 0 0 0-0 9 11 0 4 1 0.0 1 100.0