Emily Rusk
Emily Rusk


Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
North Mecklenburg HS





Goalkeeper Emily Rusk Earns Second SEC Defensive Player of the Week Honor

The junior has recorded six shutouts for the season, including four in SEC play


The Battle Plan

Reflecting on the Value of an Open Date While Getting Ready for Ole Miss


Goalkeeper Emily Rusk Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week

Rusk recorded back-to-back shutout wins over Tennessee and Vanderbilt


Soccer Blows Past Austin Peay, 5-0

Merel van Dongen records a goal and an assist in victory


Soccer Team Opens Spring Slate With Two Wins

Crimson Tide blanks both Montevallo (5-0) and West Alabama (1-0) on Saturday


Kennesaw State Preview with Emily Rusk

Kennesaw State Preview with Emily Rusk

2013 (Sophomore)
A member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll ... earned the starting goalkeeper position early in the year and started the team's final 16 matches ... made 81 saves and led the SEC with 5.06 saves per game ... in her second career start, recorded 19 saves, the third-most in a game in school history, in the 1-0 overtime loss to Colorado (Sept. 16), at the University of Denver ... posted her first career shutout vs. UAB (Sept. 15) ... collected her first career assist in 5-2 win vs. Vanderbilt (Sept. 27) ... made 10 saves at then-No.23 Ole Miss (Oct. 27) ... recorded eight saves against Texas A&M (Oct. 18) ... also started at then-No. 20 Denver (Sept. 8) and finished with seven stops.

2012 (Freshman)
Named to the SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll ... saw action in four games ... combined with Shelby Church on two shutouts ... made six saves in 123 minutes of action ... played 24 minutes against South Alabama, making one save in team's 9-0 win (Aug. 31) ... played 20:08 in 3-0 win over Mercer, earning her second straight combined shutout (Sept. 2) ... recorded a save against Texas A&M (Oct. 5) ... posted a season-high four saves against Arkansas (Oct. 7) ... played in two conference matches, logging 78 minutes while making five saves.

High School and Personal Data
Enrolled early at Alabama in January of 2012, after attending Hough High School and North Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, N.C. ... played club soccer on the Charlotte Soccer Academy ECNL '93, for coaches Adam Denton and Philip Poole ... OPD Region III player who helped her squad reach the 2010 State Cup finals ... named to multiple All-ECNL Event teams ... helped guide her high school team to state and region championships and a pair of conference titles ... named State Championship MVP and a two-time all-conference selection ... received I-Meck Conference Player of the Year and Lake Norman Area Player of the Year ... daughter of Michael Rusk and Alison Rusk Shaw ... pursuing a public relations major.

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