By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/14/16
North Shore (N.Y.) 2020 goalie Emma Russo has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at St. Joseph’s University.
Emma Russo profile:
High School: North Shore High School, N.Y.
Graduation Year: 2020
College Committed to: Saint Joseph’s University
Club Affiliation: Long Island Yellow Jackets
Major lacrosse honors: Represented Long Island for the Brine National Lacrosse Classic in 2014 and in 2015; played for the Nassau 2020 Team in the Long Island All American Nassau vs Suffolk games in 2015 and 2016; Won the 2016 U.S. Lacrosse U14 National Championship; received a first round invite to compete at the 2017 Nike Elite 120.
What will you major in/study? Education
Why did you choose this school? “Saint Joe’s has the perfect combination of academics, athletics, size and location that I was looking for in a college. I felt an immediate connection with Coach Alex Kahoe, being a former Division 1 goalie herself, and I believe in what she is trying to accomplish with their program. I want to thank her for giving me the opportunity to be a part of it!”
People to thank: “First, I would like to thank my family for the support and sacrifices they have made for me throughout the years. Thank you to Coach Rose for running an amazing program, and to my Yellow Jacket Coaches, Curcio and Jones, my teammates, and my high school coach Megan McCormack.
Finally, I would like to thank my youth coach, Courtney FitzPatrick for all the encouragement she has given me from the first day I stepped into the goal. I would not be where I am today without all of the help I received along the way.”
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