Jen Russell begins her fifth season as the Pioneers’ pitching coach in 2017.
Playing Career Highlights
- A graduate of Sacred Heart, she led the softball team to two Northeast Conference titles in 2009 and 2011
- In 2009, she helped the team make history earning the school’s first win in any sport at a division I NCAA Tournament with a 3-1 victory over Cornell
- A four-time All-NEC selection, Russell was named the NEC Tournament MVP both championship seasons
- Before coming to Sacred Heart in 2007, Russell played four years of softball at St. Joseph's High School in Trumbull, Conn. where she served as team captain her senior year
- She led St. Joseph’s to the FCIAC and CIAC Championship her senior season
- In 2007, she was named Connecticut Player of the Year, Connecticut Post All-Area and Co-MVP. She was selected as CIAC and FCIAC playoff MVP as a senior. Russell earned first team All-FCIAC honors junior and senior years, and was named All-FCIAC Second-Team as a sophomore.