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    17  Russ Pleskunas
    Russ Pleskunas

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Orland Park, Ill.

    High School:
    Sandburg

    Height / Weight:
    5-7 / 147

    Position:
    Midfield

    Club Team:
    Windy City Pride


    2004: Did not appear in a game during the 2004 season.

    2003: Appeared in five contests...outstanding student who was the only underclassman on the team to appear on the Horizon League 2003 Fall Academic Honor Roll.

    2002: Appeared in eight games off the bench for UIC...tallied an assist for his first career point as a Flame...took two shots on the year with one on goal...collected his first career point with an assist on Patrick Grange's second goal in the Flames' 3-0 victory at Loyola on Sept. 18th.

    2001: Redshirted his freshman season, retaining four years of eligibility.

    Prep/Personal: Four-year letterwinner as a midfielder for Sandburg...part of an Eagles squad that secured three consecutive sectional titles and a conference championship during his career...All-Conference, All-Sectional, All-Area, and All-State honoree during his senior campaign...led team with 17 goals during his senior season...posted team-best 47 points during senior campaign en route to Offensive Player of the Year honors from his team...named to the Carl Sandburg Hall of Fame...born February 8, 1983...son of James and Laura Pleskunas...majoring in mechanical engineering.