One of four goalkeepers on the 2006 roster ... member of varsity squad his freshman season (2004) ... spent last spring on the junior varsity ... worked his way back to the varsity squad thanks in large part to an outstanding fall campaign ... needs to continue to improve his clearing game ... has already made tremendous strides in his overall development ... determination and pride in practice shine through ... tireless work ethic to achieve desired goals ... will battle incumbent Adam Fullerton and classmate Eddie Clark for playing time in the cage ... letterwinner.
2005: Spent season with junior varsity.
2004: Appeared in one game ... made collegiate debut opposite Holy Cross in Patriot League tilt at Shea Stadium ... saw 4:47 of action in a 16-7 victory ... was not called upon to make a save or even face a shot ... did not pick up any ground balls.
Prior to West Point: All-County and all-league performer at Rocky Point H.S. ... won coaches' award his senior season ... nominated to the National Honor Society ... graduated in Top 5 percent of his high school class in 2003 ... member of the honor roll ... also lettered in wrestling ... all-league performer on the mat as well ... hails from same high school program as Brian Spallina, a defenseman for New Jersey Pride.
Personal: Nicholas John LoRusso ... born Oct. 8, 1984, in Mineola, N.Y. ... parents are Larry and Elizabeth LoRusso ... brother, Kevin, is a freshman at the Academy and a member of the lacrosse team ... cousin Jessica Kulesa was an All-American in field hockey at William Smith College and is currently the head coach at SUNY New Paltz ... cousin Tom McNally is a captain in the U.S. Army ... majoring in Psychology.