5  Savanna Russo
Savanna Russo


Albuquerque, N.M.

Last College:
Louisiana Tech




At Louisiana Tech: Played in 34 matches in the 2005-07 seasons for the Lady Techsters while starting 30 ... Freshman campaign saw her play 1,234 minutes, the second-most on the squad as she helped Louisiana Tech post six shutouts ... Tallied her first collegiate points with two assists against Belhaven College and her first goals (two) in a win over William Carey College ... Earned first of two consecutive Western Athletic Conference (WAC) All-Academic Team honors as well as being named WAC Defensive Player-of-the-Week and Honorable Mention All-State by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) ... Continued her strong play in her sophomore campaign, earning 14 starts and playing every minute in 13 of those contests ... Scored a goal against Centenary and recorded an assist at Idaho to help the Lady Techsters to their first-ever WAC draw.

Eldorado High School: Excelled under head coach Tom Hirshman at Eldorado High School as she helped the Eagles to three consecutive Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) regional championships, a 2002 state championship game appearance and three District 5-5A titles ... Twice named First-Team All-State, First-Team All-District and First-Team All-Metro by the Albuquerque Tribune ... Has been a member of the New Mexico Olympic Development Program since 2001.

Personal: Academic major is Marketing ... Daughter of Chris and Frances Russo ... Lettered one season in track and field (javelin, triple jump, 4x100).