24 Becca Russo
24 Becca Russo
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.
Hometown: South Windsor, Conn.
High School: South Windsor
Position: D
Major: Nursing
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  • Three-year letter-winner who has started all 62 games over the past three seasons
  • Has scored five goals for 10 points while leading the Royals' defense to 40 shutouts during her career
  • Enjoyed a stellar junior year, earning USC Second Team All-American, USC First Team Scholar All-American, USC First Team All-Region, USC First Team Scholar All-Region, Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Year, and First Team All-Landmark Conference honors
  • Also earned First Team All-Region and First Team All-Landmark Conference honors as a sophomore
  • Was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team in sophomore and junior years

Junior Year (2018)

  • Match-by-Match Statistics
  • Started all 21 games during a sensational season in which she earned All-American, All-Region, All-Conference, and Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Year awards
  • Scored three goals for six points, finding the back of the net in three consecutive games in September
  • Converted a penalty kick for her first goal of the season in a 7-0 win at Marywood on Sept. 11
  • Also scored Scranton's only goal in a 1-1 draw with Farmingdale State on Sept. 14 before adding another key goal in a 2-1 win over NYU on Sept. 18
  • Anchored a defensive unit that allowed just 10 goals in 21 games while recording 12 shutouts
  • Led Scranton's backline to an impressive 0.46 goals against average for the year
  • Credited with 18 shots on the season including 13 shots on goal

Sophomore Year (2017)

  • Match-by-Match Statistics
  • Started all 21 matches on defense in her second season at Scranton, earning USC All-Region and All-Landmark Conference honors
  • Was named the Landmark Conference Championship MVP after leading the Royals to a 2-0 win over Susquehanna in the title game, scoring the game-winning goal while anchoring a backline that shut out the River Hawks at Fitzpatrick Field on November 4
  • Finished the season with two goals after also adding a tally in a win at Goucher on October 21
  • Recorded eight shots on the season including three shots on goal
  • Led a Royals' defense that yielded just 14 goals in 21 games while posting 14 shutouts and a 0.64 goals against average

Freshman Year (2016)

  • Match-by-Match Statistics
  • Started all 20 games at right back in her first collegiate season
  • Helped the Royals post 14 shutouts, tied for the fourth most in program history
  • Played a big role on a defense that allowed just 11 goals, the third-fewest in a single season in program history
  • Took three shots, including two on goal

Awards & Honors

  • United Soccer Coaches Second Team All-American (2018)
  • United Soccer Coaches All-Region First Team (2018)
  • United Soccer Coaches All-Region Second Team (2017)
  • United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Region First Team (2018)
  • Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Year (2018)
  • All-Landmark Conference First Team (2017, 2018)
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team (2017, 2018)
  • Landmark Conference Championship MVP (2017)
  • Landmark Conference Defensive Athlete of the Week (Sept. 24, 2018; Oct. 7, 2019)
  • Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll (2017, 2018)

High School/Personal

  • Earned four varsity letters each in girls soccer and girls 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
  • In lacrosse, 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
  • Was named academic all-American in lacrosse
  • Also earned all-academic honors in both soccer and lacrosse
  • Daughter of Anthony & 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 swimming & diving and women's lacrosse teams at Assumption College
Recent Games
Sep 28 Catholic W, 1-0
Oct 2 at Penn St.-Harrisburg W, 2-0
Oct 5 at Goucher W, 1-0
Oct 9 at Penn St.-Berks L, 1-0
Oct 12 Moravian W, 3-0
Oct 19 at Elizabethtown L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 13 4
Games started 13 4
Goals 2 2
Assists 1 1
Points 5 5
Shots 10 7
Shot Pct .200 .286
Penalty kicks 0-0 0-0
Game-winning goals 1 1
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 31 vs. Montclair St. T, 0-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 1 at Haverford L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 7 Vassar T, 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 11 Marywood   - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Farmingdale State T, 0-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 18 at New York U. W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 21 Stevens L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 24 at Wilkes W, 3-2 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 28 Catholic W, 1-0 1 1 0 2 3 .333 0-0 1
Oct 2 at Penn St.-Harrisburg W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 5 at Goucher W, 1-0 1 0 1 1 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 9 at Penn St.-Berks L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 12 Moravian W, 3-0 1 1 0 2 2 .500 0-0 0
Oct 19 at Elizabethtown L, 3-2 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 22 at Drew   - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 Susquehanna   - - - - - - - -
Oct 30 Misericordia   - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Juniata   - - - - - - - -
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2016-17 20 20 .00 .00 .00 .15 .000 .10 .667
2017-18 21 21 .10 .00 .19 .38 .250 .14 .375
2018-19 21 21 .14 .00 .29 .86 .167 .62 .722
2019-20 13 13 .15 .08 .38 .77 .200 .23 .300
Total 75 75 .09 .01 .20 .52 .179 .28 .538
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2016-17 20 20 0 0 0 3 .000 2 .667 0 0 0-0 0
2017-18 21 21 2 0 4 8 .250 3 .375 0 0 0-0 1
2018-19 21 21 3 0 6 18 .167 13 .722 0 0 1-1 0
2019-20 13 13 2 1 5 10 .200 3 .300 0 0 0-0 1
Total 75 75 7 1 15 39 .179 21 .538 0 0 1-1 2
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 13 13 .15 .08 .38 .77 .200 .23 .300
Conference 4 4 .50 .25 1.25 1.75 .286 .75 .429
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
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Home 4 4 .50 .00 1.00 1.25 .400 .75 .600
Away 8 8 .00 .13 .13 .50 .000 .00 .000
Neutral 1 1 .00 .00 .00 1.00 .000 .00 .000
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Wins 6 6 .33 .17 .83 1.17 .286 .50 .429
Losses 4 4 .00 .00 .00 .25 .000 .00 .000
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August 1 1 .00 .00 .00 1.00 .000 .00 .000
September 7 7 .14 .00 .29 .71 .200 .14 .200
October 5 5 .20 .20 .60 .80 .250 .40 .500
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 13 13 2 1 5 10 .200 3 .300 0 0 0-0 1
Conference 4 4 2 1 5 7 .286 3 .429 0 0 0-0 1
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
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Home 4 4 2 0 4 5 .400 3 .600 0 0 0-0 1
Away 8 8 0 1 1 4 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
Neutral 1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
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Wins 6 6 2 1 5 7 .286 3 .429 0 0 0-0 1
Losses 4 4 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
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August 1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
September 7 7 1 0 2 5 .200 1 .200 0 0 0-0 1
October 5 5 1 1 3 4 .250 2 .500 0 0 0-0 0