|Title:||Asst. Field Hockey Coach|
(Left Bentley in summer of 2019)
Amanda (Russo) Murray, a 2010 graduate of Tufts University, is in her third year as an assistant field hockey coach at Bentley. The native of Garden City, N.Y. joined Coach Jessica Spencer’s staff in August 2016.
Russo, who played four seasons of field hockey at Tufts from 2006-09, was a co-founder of the Tufts Athletics Alumni Group in November 2013 and has been the Executive Board Chair since. The university-sponsored alumni group for former Tufts athletes helps enhance personal and professional relationships among alumni and encourages ongoing involvement with the university.
As a player, Russo was the co-captain of Tufts’ 2009 team and led the Jumbos to the New England Small College Athletic Conference championship and the NCAA Division III national semifinals in 2009. In 2008, she was integral part of a Jumbo team that finished as the NCAA Division III national runners-up. Russo was selected to play in the NFHCA Senior All-Star Game in 2009 and was named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad (2008, 2009) and to the NESCAC All-Academic Team (2009). She ranks sixth on Tufts’ all-time scoring list.
Russo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Tufts in 2010.