- HometownLa Habra, CA
- Prev. SchoolLa Habra HS
2016 (Water Polo)
Started in all 24 games he appeared in for the Kingsmen as a senior… racked up 16 goals and a shooting percentage of .371… tallied 10 assists, 17 steals, nine drawn ejections and three field blocks… had a season best against Penn State (Sept. 18) with three goals, two assists, and two steals
2015 (Water Polo)
Appeared in 21 games during his junior year at CLU… finished with 16 steals, nine goals, six assists three drawn ejections and a field block…took 18 shots and recorded a shooting percentage of.500…had four multi-steal games for the Kingsmen.
2014 (Water Polo)
Appeared in 16 games as a sophomore…scored only goal of season against Caltech (Oct. 29) and had an assists and steal in the win over the Beavers as well…finished with five steals, four assists and two drawn ejections…notched two steals against Fresno Pacific (Sept. 19) and had two assists versus Gannon (Oct. 3)…earned ACWPC All-Academic recogntion.
2013 (Water Polo)
Appeared in eight games for the Kingsmen as a freshman…finished the season with four steals, four goals and an assist…scored two goals with two steals and an assist against Penn State-Behrend (Oct. 5)…drew his only ejection of the year against Washington & Jefferson (Oct. 5)…netted first career goal against George Washington (Oct. 4).
La Habra High School
Graduated in 2013…played four years of water polo and was a member of the Highlanders swim team for four years in La Habra, Calif…named Second Team All-CIF Division 4…earned First Team All-Freeway League…named team captain in 2012…member of team that was CIF quarterfinalists…Highlanders placed second in Freeway League…recipient of 2011 swimming Leadership Award…member of swim team that was CIF participants.
Full name: Benjamin Patrick Russell…born on November 25, 1995 in Phoenix, Ariz…son of Karen and Gavin…has a younger brother Cameron who plays water polo at LHHS…has a cat Jackie…family currently resides in La Habra, Calif…volunteered passing out Christmas gifts at the Gary Center in La Habra…volunteered doing beach clean-up at Seal Beach…chose CLU for the opportunity to play water polo and be in the honors program…majoring in physics with a minor in math…career aspirations are to become a physicist or physics teacher and coach water polo.
Movies: Shaun of the Dead, Supertroopers
Music: Frightened Rabbit, We Were Promised Jetpacks
Food: Homemade Enchilada Casserole
Sports (Other than what you play): Football, Soccer
Book: Jurassic Park
Super Hero: Aquaman
Video Game: Hearthstone
Quote: "Showing up is half of life.”
Hobbies/Special Talents: Guitar, Ultimate Frisbee
If he could travel anywhere it would be: Australia