Bryan Russo
Bryan Russo


Davie, Fla.

High School:
American Heritage

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 165




UIC Athletics Reunion and Hall of Fame Banquet Set for January 30

Flames to honor five recipients along with 2003 baseball team at UIC Forum

2005 Highlights: Batted .288 on the year with five home runs and 45 RBI...his 45 RBI were the second-most in the Horizon League...scored 46 runs, good for fourth in the Horizon League...hit 12 doubles and one triple...stole eight bases...started all 59 games he played in...went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored to help the Flames rally to a 9-6 win over UW-Milwaukee to clinch the Horizon League Tournament crown...went 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored against 2005 College World Series participant, Nebraska, on Jun. 3rd...belted two homers with four RBI and four runs scored in a wild 16-15 win over Eastern Illinois on April 19...hit his first home run of the year against Arkansas on March 3...knocked in five runs, highlighted by a first-inning grand slam, in the second game of a doubleheader against Chicago State on March 27...scored three runs, including the game-winner, in a come-from-behind 10-9 extra-inning victory over Youngstown State in the second game of a doubleheader on May 14...scored three runs to go along with three RBI in a 20-5 win over UW-Stevens Point on April 27...cleared the bases with a game-winning three-run double in the 11th inning to go along with three runs scored in 13-10 win at Saint Louis on March 11...knocked in a run, scored a run and stole two bases against Wright State on April 8.

2004 Highlights: Named to the All-Horizon League First Team,...finished the season batting a career-high .330 with five homers and 26 RBI,...captured Horizon League Player of the Week honors twice,...was third in the Horizon League with 47 runs scored,...was second on the team and 10th in the Horizon League with 10 stolen bases,...was fifth in the Horizon League with an on-base percentage of .429,...went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a homer against Arkansas State on Feb. 20th,...batted .667 (6-for-9) with three RBI and three runs scored in a three-game sweep of Michigan,...had three hits, two RBI and a homer against Saint Louis on Mar. 7th,...batted .500 (5-for-10) with five RBI, three runs scored and a homer in a series split against World Series participant, Arkansas,...batted .400 (4-for-10) with a homer, three RBI and a run scored in a three-game series against World Series participant, Miami,...set the Les Miller Field record for runs scored with five and tied the field record with three doubles, finishing 6-for-6 with a RBI in a 19-0 victory over Chicago State on Mar. 26th,...went 3-for-4 with four runs scored and three RBI in the Flames,' 18-0 victory over the Cougars in Game Two of their doubleheader on Mar. 27th,...blasted a solo homer in an 8-6 victory in Game One of their doubleheader against Western Illinois on Apr. 3rd,...went 2-for-3 with a double in a 2-1 victory over Wright State in Game Two of their doubleheader on Apr. 10th,...collected two hits and a run scored in an 8-7 come-from-behind victory over Butler on May 9th.

2003 Highlights: Has started at second base in all 57 games this season...earned a spot on the All-Horizon League First Team...batting .294 (65-for-221) with four home runs and 24 RBI...was second on the team with 46 runs scored...was third on the team with 10 stolen bases...upped his average to .301 (22-for-73) with seven RBI versus Horizon League competition this season...owns 19 multi-hit outings and nine multi-RBI games...hit his first career home run at Louisiana-Lafayette on March 14th...rapped out six hits and tabbed a pair of RBI in a three-game series at Saint Louis, March 7-8...went a career-best 4-for-5 with a pair of home runs versus Chicago State on March 27th.

2002 Highlights: Was named to the Horizon League All-Second Team and All-Newcomer Team,...batted a robust .294 and drove in 17 runs during his rookie campaign,...started 48 of the 53 games he appeared in, playing both second and third base,...drove in the game-winning run with a RBI double in the top of the tenth inning to give the Flames the 7-6 victory over Florida A&M,...went 3-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored in an 18-11 victory over Lafayette on March 25th,...was second on the team with 129 assists,...went 2-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored in a 7-1 victory over Butler on April 13th,...recorded the game-winning hit in a 5-4 victory over Wright State on April 20th.

Prep/Personal: A four-year letterwinner and three-time most valuable player as an infielder at American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla, a senior, he led the Patriots with a .442 batting average,...also added a team-best 38 hits, 33 runs scored and 25 RBI,...extra base hits included 14 doubles, one triple and four home runs,...struck out just seven times in 86 at bats while drawing 13 walks,...swiped 15 bases in 17 attempts,...helped American Heritage to a 23-8 record and a district runner-up finish in 2001,...following the season, he earned First Team All-Broward County honors as well as Second Team Class 3A All-State accolades,...during his junior campaign, he batted .320 with 30 hits, 20 runs driven in and a team-high 25 runs scored as the Patriots compiled a 16-14 record,...was named to the all-county second team following the year,...helped American Heritage to a state runner-up finish and a 20-10 record as a sophomore and collected all-state and all-county recognition following the season,....born October 11, 1982,...son of Ben and Karen Russo,...undecided on a major.

#11 Bryan Russo's Career Bests:
AB: 6 on six occasions
R: 5 vs. Chicago State (3/26/04)
H: 6 vs. Chicago State (3/26/04)
2B: 3 vs. Chicago State (3/26/04)
3B: 1 on four occasions
HR: 2 on two occasions
RBI: 5 vs. Chicago State (3/27/05)
BB: 2 on seven occasions
SB: 2 on three occasions