Athlete of the Week: Lee Russo '13
Last Wednesday, Lee Russo '13 scored four goals in the first half of the men's soccer team's game against the Albertus Magnus College Falcons, leading the team to a 5-0 victory.Russo, who also tallied an assist in the squad's other goal in the match, added a fifth goal for the week in the championship game during the team's 4-2 victory over Western New England College, which helped the Judges win the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III New England Tournament.
In total, Russo scored five goals and added an assist for 11 total points on the week. The showing vaulted him to first on the team in both points, with 24, and goals, with 10.
Though he mostly played outside forward this season, Russo found himself playing the center striker position against the Falcons. He said that all four of his goals during the game "were very similar in that they were shot from the same part of the field and went to the same part of the net." The four goals came within just over 30 minutes of each other.
In discussing how the team played this year, Russo recognized that the Judges had a successful season but said that some of the games that the team lost should have had a different result.
"We're a team that deserves to be much better than our record shows. . We're [12-7-1], but I can only think of two or three teams that I think we should have lost to. . I wouldn't say it was a disappointing season, but we could've been much better."
On an individual level, Russo said that he was satisfied with his own performance, particularly during the team's playoff run.
"I like the positions I was put in; I had a good time. It's what I expected [of myself] from this season.