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Matt Bell

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Severna Park, Md.

High School:
St. Mary's

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 160

Position:
Midfield

Birthdate:
02/27/1990

05/24/2012

Bell Named to 2012 USILA Scholar All-America Team

Senior Midfielder Graduates as Leader in Athletics, Academics and Community

05/02/2012

Cunningham Named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, Seven Named All-BIG EAST

Cunningham, Bell, Creighton, Rice, Croonquist, LoCascio and Vigilante Earn All-Conference Honors

04/28/2012

Wildcats Falter at Providence, 15-11

Villanova Eyes BIG EAST Championship vs. Syracuse on Thursday

04/27/2012

No. 13 Villanova Concludes Regular Season at Providence Saturday

Wildcats Face Friars Before BIG EAST Championship Next Week

04/16/2012

Bell Named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week

Wildcats Host No. 5 Notre Dame this Saturday on ESPNU

Career Stats

Awards: Named a 2012 Team Captain... 2012 USILA Scholar All-American... 2012 First Team All-BIG EAST... 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Candidate... BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week (Apr. 16)... 2012 All-BIG EAST Preseason Team... 2012 Inside Lacrosse Preaseason All-Conference selection... 2011 All-BIG EAST Second Team... BIG EAST Honor Roll (May 2, 2011).

Career: Appeared in 60 games during his career while making 44 starts as part of the first midfield line... Records a career total of 46 goals, 34 assists and 80 points... Ranks 23rd all-time with 34 assists... Tallied 54 ground balls and four caused turnovers... Graduates Villanova with a degree in Finance from the Villanova School of Business.

2012: 2012 Team Captain... Appeared in 13 games while making 12 starts after missing two games to injury... Recorded 14 goals, nine assists and 23 points... Captured 16 ground balls and two caused turnovers... Averaged 3.62 shots per game, 1.77 points per game and .69 assists per game... Matched a career-high five points vs. St. John's (Apr. 14)... Posted a career-high four goals vs. St. John's (Apr. 14)... Fourth on the team in points (23) and assists (9). BIG EAST: Appeared in all six conference games while making five starts... Tallied nine goals, four assists and 13 points... Captured 10 ground balls and one caused turnover... Tied for second with 13 points in BIG EAST games.

2011: Started in all 16 games as a midfielder... Tallied 18 goals, 11 assists and 29 points... Captured 24 ground balls and caused one turnover for the season... Averaged 3.94 shots per game, 1.12 goals per game and 1.81 points per game... Provided points in all but two games on the year... Captured a career-high five points via three goals and two assists vs. Providence (Apr. 30)... Fourth on the team in points (29), goals (18) and assists (11). BIG EAST: Started in all six conference matches... Tied for the most points in conference play with 12 via eight goals and four assists... Captured 12 ground balls.

2010: Appeared in all 15 games for the Wildcats while making 14 starts as a midfielder... Tallied 9 goals and 12 assists for a total of 21 points for the season... Grabbed 16 ground balls and had one caused turnover... Was third on the team in assists and game-winning goals (2)... Tied for 5th place in the BIG EAST in game-winning goals... Recorded a personal-best three points in four games vs. Delaware (Mar. 20), Notre Dame (Apr. 3), Manhattan (Apr. 10) and Lehigh (Apr. 20). BIG EAST: Registered two goals and four assists in conference play while taking 11 shots.

2009: Appeared in 16 games and made 2 starts...Recorded five goals and two assists for the season...Scored two goals and an assist in a 16-11 win over Robert Morris (Apr.18)...Picked up five groundballs.

St. Mary's: Named to first team All-Anne Arundel County Lacrosse 2008...Led County and MIAA in goals in 2008...Received Honorable Mention by All-Metro Washington Post in 2008...Awarded Unsung Hero aware and Hobey Baker Award in ice hockey in 2008...Had 84 goal and 52 assists in three varsity seasons of lacrosse...Had 52 goals senior year...Earned three varsity letters in lacrosse, one in football and one in ice hockey...Was on Honor Roll every semester.

Personal: Finance major...Parents are Brad and Tricia Bell...Has two brothers, Patrick (18) and Tommy (10)...Mother, Tricia, was a member of the swim team at Loyola College in Maryland...Born February 27, 1990.

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