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Jenn Russell

Jenn Russell

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Position: Defense
Hometown: Andover, Mass.
College: North Carolina '10
Height: 5'7"
Birthday: 8/2/1987

Teammates on Lindsey

A behind-the-scenes worker who’s so consistent…rarely gets beat…fast and quick with her feet…very communicative…quick on the draw and scrappy on 50-50 balls…still has a midfielder in her at heart…transitions the ball well…has a hunger to score, which inspires teammates around her.

U.S. Team

  • Gold medalist at 2013 FIL World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario
  • Picked up seven ground balls and added five caused turnovers at 2013 FIL World Cup
  • One of three former Tar Heels on the roster (Carr, Falcone)
  • U.S. National Team (2010-13)
  • U.S. Developmental Team (2008-10)

College

  • Played midfield at North Carolina
  • Tewaaraton Award finalist (2010)
  • IWLCA All-America first team (2009-10)
  • All-ACC first team (2009-10)
  • NCAA All-Tournament team (2009)
  • As a senior in 2010, led team in caused turnovers (22) and ranked second on Tar Heels in ground balls (34)
  • Led North Carolina with 38 goals as a junior in 2009 and ranked second on team with 40 ground balls and 29 caused turnovers
Year GP-GS G A PTS GB DC CT
2010 20-20 32 9 41 34 23 22
2009 21-21 38 10 48 40 35 29
2008 20-19 11 3 14 20 16 13
2007 21-14 12 4 16 13 25 4
Total 82-73 93 26 119 107 99 68

Getting to Know...

  • Twitter: @jrussell3630
  • Other sports played in high school: Soccer and basketball
  • Favorite athlete from another sport: Rajon Rondo
  • Best advice received from a coach: Focus on the little things (ground balls, solid 1v1 defense, draw controls) and the rest will fall into place.
  • Strengths as a player: Fast, consistent, and aggressive
  • What should every player at your position be able to do on the field: As a defender you are a part of a unit. You must trust your teammates and your teammates must trust you. That trust comes from consistent play and being reliable. Also, communication is critical!
  • Favorite drill: Man-up man-down situations.
  • Best lacrosse moment: My junior year at UNC when we advanced to the final four for the first time since 2002.
  • Special talent: I used to Irish step dance!

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