Joey Russo
Joey Russo
Height: 5-11
Weight: 150
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sewell, N.J.
High School: Washington Township
Major: Business

Senior Season: CACC Golfer of the Year - All-CACC - CACC All-Tournament Team (3rd) – appeared in 10 tournaments as a senior, playing in 26 rounds – had a career best 74.69 average score, going 3.35 against the par – had five rounds of par or better – had a season low of 72 five times on the year, including back-to-back 71’s at the Golfrank Invitational, shooting a 78-71-71 for a 220 (+4) – finished third overall at the CACC Championship, posting rounds of 72-74 for a 146 (+4) – finished fourth overall at the Hilo Invitational with rounds of 73-71 for a 144 (E) – placed third overall at the Jefferson Spring Invitational with a 74 (+2) – shot a 78-80-78 for a 236 (+20) at the NCAA Atlantic/East Super Regional, placing tied for 81st overall.

Junior Season: All-CACC – appeared in seven tournaments as a junior, playing in 14 rounds due to an injury – had an average of 77.07 per round, going 5.29 against the par – finished second overall at the Wilmington Tri-Match against Philadelphia and Nyack, shooting a season low 73 (+2) – finished tied for ninth overall at the Post Eagles Invitational with a 74-75 for a 149 (+7) – finished fourth at the head-to-head with Concord, posting a 75 at The Resort at Glade Springs.

Sophomore Season: Division II PING All-East Region – CACC All-Tournament (T5) – All-CACC – competed in 14 tournaments as a sophomore, playing in 33 rounds – collected an average score of 74.94 for the season with a 3.12 score versus par – shot a season’s best 70 in the third round of stroke play at the NCAA Division II National Tournament, finishing in a tie for 27th overall with a 72-74-70 for a 216 (E) – lost the Coaches Invitational Classic on a playoff hole against teammate Ryan Rucinski, shooting a 76-74-74 for a 224 (+8) – shot a 75-78 for a 153 (+11) at the CACC Championships, finishing in a tie for fifth – led the team at the NCAA DII Atlantic/East Regional Tournament, shooting a 73-71-78 for a 222 )+6) and finishing in a tie for sixth overall.

Freshman Season: Division II PING All-East Region – CACC All-Tournament Team – CACC Rookie of the Year – All-CACC – played in 10 tournaments as a freshman, playing in 22 rounds – averaged a score of 74.91 per round on the year – led the team in his first collegiate tournament at the Jay Jennison Memorial with a ninth place finish, shooting a 74-71-75 for a 220 (+4) – hit low round score of 71 in four different tournaments (Jay Jennison, CACC’s, Dr. Edwin B. Cottrell, and NCAA Super Regionals) – finished fourth at the Spring Griffin Invitational with a 75 (+5) – finished tied atop the leaderboard at the CACC Championships with teammate Freddy Braun with a 73-71 for a 144 (E) – lost the playoff hole to finish second overall and earn CACC All-Tournament Team – won the Dr. Edwin B. Cottrell Invite with a 73-71 for a 144 for his first collegiate outright win – finished 14th overall at the NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Regional Tournament with a 79-71-77 for a 227 (+11) – led the Wildcats at the NCAA Division II National Tournament with a 33rd place finish, shooting a 72-72-75 for a 219 (+6).

High School: Four-year letterwinner on the golf team at Washington Township High School – helped lead the team to the 2014 New Jersey State Championship – holds the record at the Gloucester County Tournament with a 65 – three time First Team All-Conference honoree -

Personal: Joe L. Russo – son of Joe and Mary Russo – majoring in business at Wilmington University – from Sewell, N.J. – favorite athlete is Jordan Speith – the most played song on hi iPod is Florida Georgia Line’s “Confession” – if he could do anything besides be a collegiate or professional athlete, he would want to be a Police Officer – if he could date a celebrity, he would date Katy Perry – favorite movie is Saving Private Ryan – favorite professional sports team is the Philadelphia Phillies – the perfect meal would be a steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, and a sweet tea – favorite cartoon character is Peter Griffin.