Lacrosse the Pond

Team Members

Sam Russell

Sam was born in Stockport, England.  Growing up he was an integral member of Poynton Lacrosse Club where he played from junior level up to senior captain. Following his success in the Northern Premier League, Sam moved to Hudson, Ohio to play lacrosse for Western Reserve Academy.

After graduating from W.R.A and Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College in the UK, Sam enrolled at Whittier College, California to play for their NCAA Division III team. Whilst playing and studying at Whittier College, Sam also captained the England U19 National team in the Vancouver 2009  U19 World Championships and represented the England Senior National team in the Manchester 2010 World Championships. Since then, Sam has gone on to become one of the most influential players within the England team, playing in the European Championships in Amsterdam 2012, World Championships in Denver 2014 then becoming Team Captain in the Budapest 2016 Euros and the Netanya 2018 World Championships.

Through his extensive experience of both the UK and US lacrosse scenes, Sam has become increasingly familiar with the lacrosse communities on both sides of the Atlantic. The transition from The UK to The US has allowed him to gain practical expertise in obtaining visas, applying to schools and the intricacies involved in studying abroad. Sam uses this experience and expertise to ensure our students enjoy a smooth,  stress-free transition to their new journeys.

Role Within Company

Sam works with Mike to ensure the students are managed and looked after from the start of their application to the end of their postgraduate degree.

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