North Allegheny’s Bridget Russell has committed to play college Field Hockey at Kean University in New Jersey next year. A four-year varsity starter at NA, Russell has been a key contributor for the Tigers. She tallied 11 goals and was among team leaders in assists during the 2018 campaign. Russell was a First Team All Section 1 WPIAL selection in 2017 and First Team All-WPIAL in 2018.
Russell also plays for the local field hockey club, Team Golden Triangle. She has traveled to multiple national field hockey tournaments with the club, including the National Field Hockey Festival and National Indoor Tournament.
While at Kean, Russell plans to study education and hopes to become an English teacher in the future. Best wishes to her in her endeavors on the field and in the classroom.
Three North Allegheny field hockey players have been named to the All-WPIAL team for the 2018 season. Seniors Bridget Russell and Kayley Cooper (in photo above) were both selected to the first-team All-WPIAL squad. Junior Hailey Wachowiak earned second-team laurels.
A veteran presence on offense, Russell finished second on the team with 11 goals this past fall, many of which coming in clutch situations. Cooper was a valuable member of the NA defense and also netted a pair of goals on offense, epitomizing her versatility. Wachowiak was the team’s leading scorer with 16 markers on the season.
Congratulations to all three players on being named All-WPIAL.