15 Katie Russ
15 Katie Russ
Height: 5-8
Year: Junior
Hometown: Canyon Country, Calif.
High School: Canyon HS
Position: Defender

2011 All-Big West Conference Second Team


Russ appeared in 18 matches and started 17 during her junior season … earned All-Big West Second Team honors after finishing with a goal and assist … scored her second career goal in a win at LMU … added an assist in the win over Long Beach State … finished season with 10 shots. 


Russ played in all 21 matches for CSUN during sophomore season ... scored first career goal and added an assist to finish with career-high three points ... struck just before halftime in Matadors' 2-0 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 28 ... added an assist in Matadors' 1-0 victory over Pacific on Oct. 3 ... finished year with six shots, putting three on-goal.


A constant presence in the center of the defensive line, Russ appeared in 19 matches, making 18 starts ... picked up first career assist in Matadors' 1-0 victory over Long Beach State on Nov. 1 ... finished year with nine shots, putting six on-goal ... had season-high two shots on three separate occasions.


Russ used a redshirt in the 2008 season.


Russ was a four-year starter for the Cowboys and a team captain for three seasons ... named to All-Foothill League Honorable Mention in 2007 ... member of U-15 Sliver Elite League Championship Team in 2006 ... also played one season of rugby, earning Rookie of the Year honors in 2007.


Born on September 18, 1990 ... daughter of Kathy and Chris Russ ... has four sisters: Tricia, Tiffany, Cammie and Ashley, and two brothers, Christopher and Davis ... favorites include Manchester United Football Club, the TV show "Family Guy", the movie "Super Troopers" and actor George Clooney ... lists Mia Hamm as the best athlete she has competed against ... would like to switch places with LA Lakers superstart Kobe Bryant for one day ... could not live without her photo album ... majoring in Kinesiology.

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