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  Maria Russell

Maria  Russell

Player Profile


Hudson, Ohio

High School:



2016: Started all 17 games for the Bobcats … Tallied six goals, good for second on the team, and two assists for 16 points, third on the team … Fired home the game-winning goal in a 4-3 overtime home victory over conference foe Central Michigan (Sept. 30) … Named Second Team All-MAC … Named to the ZAG Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad … Named to the 2016 Academic All-MAC Team.

2015: Appeared in all 18 games, starting 17 of them … Tallied 12 goals, team leader, and registered one assist … Fired 18 of 28 shots on goal … Spring 2016 Dean’s List.

2014: Appeared in 16 games this season, starting in seven of them…Registered two goals in her first career game against Boston University on Aug. 31…Fired eight shots registering five of them on goal.

Prior to Ohio: Competed in field hockey for six years and earned four varsity letters at Hudson High School under head coaches Jen Haney and Laurie Wilkins ... Served as team captain and helped lead her squad to a 13-3 mark in 2013 ... Totaled 59 goals and 39 assists over the course of her career ... Earned First Team All-Northeast Ohio and all-league honors in 2013 after scoring a career-high 19 goals and dishing out a career-high 15 assists ... Also earned All-NEO and all-league laurels in 2012 after tallying 17 goals and 11 assists ... Named team's offensive MVP in 2011 and '12 ... Also played lacrosses for six years, earning three varsity letters.

Personal: Born Nov. 10, 1995 ... Daughter of Dina and Scott Russell ... Has two brothers, Scotty and Stephen, and one sister, Megan ... Brother, Scotty, and sister, Megan both attended Ohio and graduated in 2012 ... Earned a Scholar Athlete Award in both field hockey and lacrosse in 2013 and one in lacrosse in '14 at Hudson ... Enjoys watching sports, reading and hanging out with family and friends ... Lists her favorite athletes as former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber ... Lists her favorite professional sports teams as the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Penguins.