Jessica Russell named to All-America Second Team

DURHAM, N.H. -- Jessica Russell (Harrisville, R.I.), a senior co-captain on the University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was named to the 2000 AstroTurf/NFHCA All-America Second Team on Monday.

This marks the third consecutive year that a Wildcat was named to the All-America Second Team. Kristin Iarrusso received the honor last year and Becky Craigue was feted in 1998. Overall, Russell is the 18th UNH player to earn All-America status.

Russell, who was honored as America East Player of the Year and named to the Northeast Regional All-America First Team earlier this month, led the Wildcats and was second in the conference in both goals (17) and points (40). Those numbers rank the co-captain third on the program's top single-season points list and fourth on the goals list. Through games of Nov. 7, Russell ranked 12th in the nation in goals and 20th in goals-per-game. Her 2000 highlights included three game-winning goals and an eight-game goal-scoring streak. Russell finished her career with 65 points on 26 goals and 13 assists to rank 11th in both points and goals.

UNH won the America East regular-season title and advanced to the NCAA championships for the second time in three years. The Wildcats were defeated by defending national champion Maryland in the first round to end the year at 14-8.

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