Linda Ruutu
Linda Ruutu


Espoo, Finland

High School:
Makelanrinne Sports H.S.





Three Huskies Chosen to Compete in the NEWISA Senior Bowl

Gurnon, Ruutu & Schulmann selected to play in Senior Bowl


Linda Ruutu Named to Capital One Academic All-District Team

Ruutu Earns Another Academic Honor


Women's Soccer at No. 16 Marquette in BIG EAST Quarterfinals

Huskies Play at 2 PM on Sunday at Marquette


Huskies Advance to BIG EAST Quarterfinals With 3-1 Win Over Rutgers

Tsantiris Becomes Only Second NCAA Women's Soccer Coach to Reach 500 Career Wins


Women's Soccer Hosts Rutgers on Thursday in First Round of BIG EAST Championship

Huskies Return to BIG EAST Championship


UConn vs Providence

UConn vs Providence


UConn vs CCSU

Women's Soccer vs CCSU


UConn vs Maine

Women's Soccer


#18 Linda Ruutu

#18 Linda Ruutu

2012 (Senior Season): Played in all 19 games and earned 18 starts for Connecticut... Was second on the team with five assists, while adding four goals to total 13 points... Had a team-best two game-winning goals scoring the go-ahead against DePaul (9/28) and Providence (10/20)... Also scored against Boston College (8/24) and Rutgers (10/25).

2011 (Junior Season): Played in all 17 games for the Huskies, starting 12... Ranks fifth on the team in points with six on two goals and two assists... Scored a goal in a 2-2 tie against Cincinnati (Sept. 25)... Notched the game winning goal in a 1-0 victory against Pittsburgh (Oct. 14)... Registered assists in wins at Wake Forest (Sept. 2) and against Boston University (Sept. 9).

2010 (Sophomore Season): Finished the season with three goals and two assists for eight points... Notched goals in three-straight games from October 10-October 17... Scored the game-winning goal in UConn's 3-0 victory over USF (Oct. 10)... Scored the game-tying goal at home against No. 5 Notre Dame (Oct. 15)... Named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team.

2009 (Freshman Season): Played and started in all 21 games on the season ... led the team in goals scored (8) and points (20) ... Recorded a point in four-straight games from Sept. 5-13 ... Recorded the first goal of her career against Harvard (Sep. 5) also tacking on an assist ... tapped in two goals against Central Connecticut (Sep. 7) including the game-winner ... Dished out two assists against Boston University (Sep. 11) and No. 8 Wake Forest (Sep. 13) ... scored her fourth goal of the season as the game-winner against Syracuse (Sept. 27) ... has recorded the first goal of the game in three straight games (Sept.27- Oct. 4) knocking in the game winner against Villanova (Oct. 2) and the first goal of the game for the Huskies against Georgetown (Oct. 4) ... recorded an assist against Marquette (Oct. 9) ... Knocked in the Huskies lone goal at No. 7/8 Notre Dame (Oct.16) also scoring at DePaul (Oct. 18) ... named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team and All-BIG EAST Rookie Team for her efforts this season.

Before UConn: The second international player joining the Huskies this fall ...Graduate of the Makelanrinne Sports High School in Helsinki ... Has experience at the national team level ... In 2008, competed in the UEFA European Women's U-19 Championship ... Is currently competing with the national team and helped her team to the second round of the UEFA European Women's U-19 Championship ... In addition to the national team, she is currently on HJK Helsinki.

Personal: A psychology major... born February 17, 1990.

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