Caroline Russo has committed to Division I Sacred Heart University's Volleyball program. Sacred Heart University of Connecticut is a NCAA Division I athletic program that competes in the Northeast Conference.
Caroline has been playing volleyball for seven years, starting in middle school and playing throughout her 4 years at Ridgewood High School. There she realized volleyball was her passion. She dedicated a lot of time and hard work to the sport and it paid off.
During her high school career, she was recognized as one of the top players in Bergen County receiving the All Bergen County Award. She was also recognized by the State of New Jersey for her talent, receiving the Big North Freedom All League Award.
She played for Cut Shot Volleyball all four years of high school starting on the 15s team and progressed to the 18s team. Coach Wengerter states, “She was a large part of the 18s team's successful reign at the Northeast Qualifier in Baltimore, MD. She contributed a lot of the points that allowed us to finished 3rd with a bronze medal in the Gold Division of the 18 Open Division. Her dedication and passion is unmatched. She is a very smart player who can read the court and know exactly how to get a point. I am definitely going to miss her, but I know she will have a great college career.”
Academically, Caroline is a very bright student. She received High or Highest Honor Roll throughout all four years of high school. She also received Sacred Heart’s highest merit scholarship, The President’s Excellence Award. She plans to continue her education as a freshman entry candidate for the 4+3 program of Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with a major in Exercise Science.
The Cut Shot family is going to miss Caroline Russo, but we are proud of her as she moves onto the next level. We wish her the best of luck!