Another chapter was added to the outstanding career of senior defender Rebecca Russo (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor) of The University of Scranton women's soccer team on Thursday, as she was named to the 2019 College Sports Information Directors of America(CoSIDA) Academic All-District® First Team.
Russo earned the honor for NCAA Division III Women's Soccer in the Fourth District, which includes all Division III institutions throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It also marks the third straight season that she has earned the honor, as well.
With today's announcement, Russo adds another accolade to her already impressive list of honors she has collected throughout her career for both her on the field performance and work in the classroom, as Russo boasts a 3.89 GPA as a Nursing major at the University.
In 2019, Russo has once again led the Royals backline to a great season, as Scranton (10-5-2 overall) will play in the Landmark Conference championship match for the 10th straight season on Saturday at Susquehanna. Overall, Scranton is allowing just 1.6 goals a game and has shutout seven opponents throughout the season.
On the offensive end, Russo has also gotten in on the act, scoring three times and adding an assist. Russo's biggest goal of the year came on Sept. 28 against Catholic at home, as her tally in double overtime lifted the Royals to a thrilling 1-0 win at home.
For the full 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team for women's soccer, click here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/cosidaallamerican.sidearmsports.com/documents/2019/11/7/Acad_SoccerW_2019.pdf.
Russo and the rest of The University of Scranton women's soccer team returns to action on Saturday, as they travel to top-seeded Susquehanna in the 2019 Landmark Conference championship match. Things get underway at 1 p.m.