Vinny  Russo
Vinny Russo


Staten Island, NY

High School:
Marymount International School of Rome, Italy

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 150


GENERAL...2003 tri-captain...Stepped up his game in 2002...Constantly looks to get teammates involved in the play...Will be crucial in the link between offense and defense. 2002...Played in all 18 games for the Saints, making 14 starts...Tied for second on the team in points, scoring four goals while adding three assists...Netted two game-winning goals, including the only tally in a win over Rutgers...Had a three goal, one assist outing in an 8-3 victory over Manhattan...Named to MAAC All-Academic Team. 2001...Started all 18 games for Green and Gold...Posted a goal and two assists...Named to MAAC All-Academic team with a 3.24 GPA in political science. 2000...Played in every game, starting nine...Improved as year went along, starting eight of the nine MAAC games ...Scored two goals and had one assist ...Made his shots count as he had only five shots all season, one of which was a game-winning goal. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...A political science major...Born on May 1, 1983...Captained team his senior year and led team to a third place finish at the European Soccer Championships, where he was named to the All-Tournament team...An All-Conference selection his junior and senior seasons ...Led Associazione Leonina Sport team to Division Championship in 1998 and 1999...Member of Silver Lake Stars Traveling team (Staten Island, N.Y.) since age 6. CURTO ON RUSSO..."Vinny really stepped up his game last season. He has tremendous ball control and will be looked at to become a leader on the field as a tri-captain this season. Vinny is the best offensive minded assist player on the team and will be needed to get other players involved."
Year	GP	Goals	Assists	GWG	Points
2003	6	0	1	0	1
2002	18	4	3	2	11
2001	18	1	2	0	4
2000	18	2	1	1	5
Totals	60	7	7	3	21