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Castleton's Russell Named to USILA DIII Team of the Week

Cameron Russell

Release Courtesy of Castleton University Athletics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – One day after being named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week, Castleton University midfielder Cameron Russell was named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/Warrior and New Balance Division III Team of the Week.

The St. Albans, Vt., native, was instrumental in a pair of LEC wins for Castleton on the week, scoring the game-winning goal in each contest while racking up nine total scores in the two outings. In a 12-10 win last Wednesday at UMass.-Boston, Russell scored six goals, including the goal that made it 10-10 and the goal that made it 11-10 in favor of the Spartans. Last Saturday against Eastern Connecticut, the junior racked up another hat trick, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime after Castleton erased a four-goal deficit heading into the fourth quarter.

Russell is the first Little East Conference player to land on the USILA/Warrior and New Balance Division III Team of the Week this season, and is just the third player in Castleton program history to earn a weekly honor from the organization. Josh Gosselin earned National Team of the Week honors a season ago, while Zach Davidson was named the Division III North National Player of the Week in 2015.