Emily Rusk
Emily  Rusk


Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
North Mecklenburg HS





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Kennesaw State Preview with Emily Rusk

Kennesaw State Preview with Emily Rusk

2015 (Senior)
Was ranked nationally in several goalkeeping categories during her first six matches of the season, including being ranked 14th in save percentage and 21st in goals against average … finished her career tied for second in shutouts in program history (12), tied for fourth in wins (19), fifth in saves per game (3.98) and ninth in save percentage … had a home streak of 492 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal starting in Oct. 5, 2014, which lasted until Sept. 11, 2015 ... had four shutouts on the year... made a season-high seven saves in three different games on the season (against Tennessee, (Oct. 11), during the double overtime shutout draw at Harvard (Sept. 4) and during the double-overtime shutout draw against Wake Forest (Aug. 28) … made 52 saves during the season.

2014 (Junior)
Rusk returned as the primary goalkeeper for the Tide and transformed herself into one of the elite goalkeeper in the Southeastern Conference during the 2014 season ... selected to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District 4 First Team ... named All-SEC second team for her efforts in conference play ... selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Region Third Team ... became the first Alabama player in school history to receive two SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors in the same season (weeks of Sept. 29 and Oct. 20) ... received CollegeSportsMadness.com's Women's Soccer Player of the Week honors for the week of Sept. 29 thanks to her efforts in shutting out Tennessee and Vanderbilt ... those shutout wins helped Alabama get back-to-back SEC road victories for the second time in school history ... was named CollegeSoccer360.com's goalkeeper of the week for the week of Oct. 20, in addition to her SEC weekly honors ... received the recognition for her efforts in shutting out Arkansas and Missouri ... led the SEC and ranked ninth in single-season program history in save percentage (.817) ... due to her steady presence in goal, Rusk tied the school record for most shutouts in a season (seven) ... started and played in 17 matches during the 2014 season and owned a 9-6-2 win-loss-tie record for the year ... her nine victories during the 2014 season tied for seventh in the program's history ... collected a then-season high eight saves in a 1-0 shutout win at Vanderbilt ... grabbed five saves against Virginia who came to Tuscaloosa ranked as the No. 3 team in the nation (Sept. 5) ... made seven saves in a 2-0 shutout win vs. then-No. 22 Georgia on Oct. 24, helping the Tide clinch its spot in the Southeastern Conference Tournament ... tied a season-high in saves with eight in a double-overtime draw vs. Arkansas (Oct. 17) ... grabbed seven saves in a shutout win at Missouri (Oct. 19).

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.