Women's Basketball

23 - Emily Russo
Emily Russo
Height: 5-6
Year: So.
Hometown: Woodbine, Md.
High School: Glenelg
Position: G

AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14): Started a team-high 28 games on the season... Set top-10 marks in program history for a freshman in assists (93), steals (48), three-point field goals made (24) and three-point field goals attempted (85)... Ranked third in the league in minutes played (34.4), fifth in assists (3.2) and seventh in steals (1.7)... Posted six double-digit scoring games and one double-digit rebounding game... Led the Retrievers in steals in 14 games and assists in 12 contests, piloting the team in both categories... Made a half-court shot at the end of the first period of the America East Championship quarterfinal matchup against Stony Brook that was an ESPN Sports Center Top 10 Nominee... Played all 50 minutes of a double-overtime contest at Binghamton (March 1) and finished with 10 points and six rebounds... Scored 11 of her season-high 13 points in the second half versus Vermont (Feb. 16)... Hit seven-of-nine free throws against the Catamounts and added five rebounds, four steals and two assists... Snagged a season-best six steals at UMass Lowell (Feb. 8)... Registered 12 points and added a game-high five assists against Hartford (Jan. 25)... Narrowly missed out on a triple-double versus UMass Lowell (Jan. 11), finishing with a career-high 10 rebounds, nine points and a career-high seven assists... Averaged 4.0 helpers in the two games of the James Madison Invitational... Sprinkled the stat sheet versus VCU (Dec. 7), finishing with seven points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals... Registered 11 points for the second-straight game, while also adding two assists at Coppin State (Nov. 13)... Knocked down four-of-six shots, including three-of-four from beyond the arc, to tally double-digit points (11) in her collegiate debut against Eastern (Nov. 11)... Added six rebounds, four assists and two steals versus the Eagles... Named to the America East Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Competed as a member of the women’s basketball team at Glenelg High School… Suffered a season-ending leg injury during her senior season… The 2011-12 Howard County Player of the Year… An All-Metro First Team honoree as a junior and second team selection as a sophomore… Led her team in points (422), steals (4.4 spg) assists (3.4 apg) and shooting percentage (.570) during her junior campaign… Helped to pilot the Gladiators to consecutive county and District V titles before losing in the regional championship games… Tallied 965 career points in three seasons… All-Howard County First Team recognition as a sophomore, helping Glenelg to a 24-2 season… AAU teammates with current UMBC newcomer Sara Tarbert on the Maryland Grizzlies’ squad… Guided the Grizzlies to three Maryland AAU Division I State Championships and the 2011 championship at the USA Invitational at Penn State… Two-time All-County First Team selection (2010-11) and a three-time state champion as a member of the Glenelg field hockey team… Baltimore Sun named her to the All-Metro First Team in 2012… A member of the 2010 county champion lacrosse team and a Second Team All-County player for the Gladiators… A member of the National and the National Spanish Honor Society… An AP Scholar… A honor roll student.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Mike and MaryBeth Russo… Younger sister of Jeffrey and Nicholas… Born May 13, 1995… Has played basketball since age seven and piano since age 10… Majoring in biology… Hopes to do work in cancer research.



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