ON RUSSELL: He has all the potential in the world according to Cannella, but working to build the confidence to go along with it ... has good size, real good skills and a good feel for the game ... looking to continue to improve himself in his first collegiate season.
BEFORE UMASS: Graduated from South Hadley High School where he played under head coach Randy Fuller ...as a senior, scored 58 goals and added 26 assists capturing his league's scoring title with 84 points ... finished his career with 124 goals and 72 assists for 196 career points ... an All-league and All-Western Massachusetts selection as a junior and senior ... led the Tigers to the Massachusetts Division II state championship in 2004 with a 19-2 record and was the state runner-up in 2002 ... was honored as a first-team All-State selection in soccer and All Western Mass selection in 2004 ... also ran indoor track.
PERSONAL: Nathan Haber Russell ... son of Catherine Haber and Stephen Russell ... brother of Anna (12) ... born May 4, 1987 in Springfield, Mass.
CAREER STATS Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GWG GB Pen 2006 1/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0:00