26 - Jen Russell
Jen Russell
Year: Junior
Hometown: Seymour, CT
High School: St. Joseph's
Position: P

2009: First team All-Northeast Conference selection and 2009 NEC Tournament MVP...Picked up 19 victories and tossed six complete game shutouts and combined on three more...Struck out 179 batters compared to just 74 walks...Did not allow a homerun throughout the entire regular season...Compiled a league best .095 ERA against NEC opponents.

2008: Led the Pioneers with 14 wins and earning two shutouts as a rookie...Compiled a 2.73 earned run average in 23 appearances and 22 starts...Struck out 108 batters and conceded just 29 walks...Named to All-NEC Second Team...Earned NEC Pitcher of the Week Honors in three consecutive weeks beginning the week of March 31st...Also named NEC Rookie of the Week two times on April 14th and May 5th.

Before Sacred Heart: Played four years of softball at St. Joseph's High School...Served as team captain senior year...Named 2007 Connecticut Player of the Year...Named Connecticut Post All-Area and Co-MVP...Selected as CIAC and FCIAC playoff MVP as a senior...Member of 2007 FCIAC and CIAC champions...First team All-FCIAC selection junior and senior years...Named All-FCIAC Second-Team as a sophomore...Honorable Mention All-FCIAC selection as a freshman...Participated in 2007 Senior All-Star Game...Also played three years of volleyball.

Personal: Jennifer Lynn Russell. Born: 7/20/89. Parents: Jeff and Wendy. Sister: Melissa. Major: Accounting. Hobbies: Volleyball, Shopping, Movies. Favorite Teams: New York Yankees, New England Patriots. Favorite Athletes: Mark Texiera, Derek Jeter. Favorite Book: Catcher in the Rye. Favorite Movie: Anchorman. Favorite Food: Chicken Fingers. Would like to have dinner with Oprah.