Inducted as a truly great player, Russell played second home at Abington (Pa.) High School, Ursinus College and Philadelphia Lacrosse Club. Known for her exceptional speed and grace, she is considered by many as the player that other players are measured against. She played on the U.S. Women's National Team from 1962-68, and was a member of two touring Teams: the 1964 team to Great Britain and Ireland, and the 1969 team to Australia.
After moving out of the Philadelphia Area, Russell helped start lacrosse teams at Winchester, Thurston and Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, and at St. Andrew's in Boca Raton, Fla. She was an official in Philadelphia from 1962-68. Russell currently resides in Arlington, Texas.