Appeared in 62 games with 62 starts, 32 in the outfield, 10 at third base and 20 at shortstop • Posted a .269 average (60-223), the fifth highest among consistent starters • Scored 40 runs and drove in 24 runs • Tallied 14 doubles and one triple • Stole 14 bases in 17 attempts, tying him at second on the team • Drew the third highest number of walks on the team with 36 • Notched a hit and RBI in his collegiate debut against Xavier (2/17) • Tallied two hits, both of which were doubles, and two RBIs in back-to-back games against Xavier (2/18) and Wright State (2/24) • Drew two walks on five different occasions over the season • Notched a season-high four hits against Virginia (4/13) • Scored three runs against Wright State (2/24) • Drove in three runs off two hits while scoring a run against Wake Forest (3/31) • Stole two bases and tallied one hit and one RBI against Princeton (3/20).
Hopewell High School
Coached by Chuck Greeson and David Brown at Hopewell High School • Ranked the No. 16 player in North Carolina by Impact Baseball • Rated a top-1000 prospect by Perfect Game • Earned all-conference honors as a sophomore • Missed his junior season due to injury.
Michael Joseph Russell is the son of John and Suzanne Russell • Born in Roswell, Ga. • Birthday is January 30 • Father is a member of the Massachusetts High School Basketball Hall of Fame • Majoring in management and society at Carolina.