Alberici Says - Earned his spot as a team captain ... excited to have him back on the field healthy ... great athleticism ... possesses great speed and power ... ability to ignite transition out of the defensive midfield ... top short stick defender one-on-one ... will add a lot to defense and transition.
2011: Injury-riddled junior season kept him out of all but one game ... made only appearance in Army's season finale against third-ranked Johns Hopkins ... took two face-offs in that game, the first of his career ... did not register a shot.
2010: Appeared in 16 of the team's 17 games as a sophomore ... scored his first career goal in Army's 7-6 victory over Bucknell during the regular season ... collected three ground balls.
2009: Filled a reserve midfield role during his plebe campaign ... saw action in two games off the bench ... made his collegiate debut in the season-opener against VMI (Feb. 14) ... also got into the action at Syracuse (Feb. 22) ... did not figure statistically.
Prior To West Point: Two-time first-team all-league selection at Rocky Point High School for coach Mike Bohler ... named captain and team MVP as a senior ... also shined on the football field, earning team and offensive MVP recognition and first-team all-league honors on two occasions as a running back ... lettered in wrestling as well ... prepped for a year at Loomis Chaffee, garnering New England Division I First-Team plaudits under coach Jim Wilson ... captain of USMAPS lacrosse team in 2008 for coach Tom Hansen.
Personal: Brian Patrick LoRusso was born Aug. 14, 1987 in Mineola, N.Y. ... parents are Lawrence and Elizabeth LoRusso ... older brother Nick, played four years at West Point before graduating in 2007 ... brother, Kevin, graduated in 2009 as a two-time All-Patriot League midfielder and team captain ... younger brother, Larry, is a senior on the team as well ... enjoys hunting and going to the beach in his spare time ... majoring in International and Comparative Legal Studies.