2009: Started all 18 games and solidified the midfield en route to an All-Big South First Team selection ... finished the season with three points on one goal and one assist ... was named the Big South Co-Player of the Week (Sept. 29) after helping the Chants capture the Cal State Fullerton Tournament ... selected to Big South All-Tournament Team after helping Coastal to the tournament semifinals ... Recorded an assist in the opening game of the year against College of Charleston (Sept. 1) ... scored the opening goal of the game in the Chanticleers' 3-1 victory over Gardner-Webb (Oct. 7).
2008: Drew starts in 12 of the 19 games he played ... Tallied a total of seven shots and recorded two on goal.
2007: Started 12 contests ... Was a key contributor on the backline as a true freshman.
Club Experience: Played with the Chicago Magic Soccer Club, which ranked as the top boys club in the nation for three consecutive seasons by Soccer America ... Was a 2005 and 2006 Illinois state champion.
High School: Led the North Stars to the Illinois Elite Eight state finals during senior season ... Anchored a defense that posted a school-record 13 shutouts in 2006 ... All-State sectional and conference honoree.
Personal: Full name is Alexander Stephen Russell ... Son of Stephen and Angela Russell ... Brother Joe is a sophomore on the Coastal Carolina men's soccer team and older brother, Kyle, is the assistant coach ... Majoring in exercise and sports science.