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Francesca Bello
Francesca  Bello


Princeton, N.J.

High School:
Hun School





Eleven Wildcats Named to NFHCA National Academic Squad

Eleven Wildcats named to National Field Hockey Academic Squad


Field Hockey's Bello Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll

The freshman is the third Wildcat to receive the honor this season

2016: Appeared in 18 games for the Wildcats while starting 17 games…Led the team in goals with 9 and points with 26…Second on the team in assists at 8...Named to All-BIG EAST Second Team...Name to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team…Named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll (9/19)…Scored a goal and an assist against Michigan State (8/28)…Had one goal and two assists vs. Rider (9/13)…Had a hat trick (3 goals) over the 5-3 win against Ohio (9/18)…Had three assists against Penn (10/25).

2015: Appeared in 17 games for the Wildcats while starting 16 games… Led the team in goals with 10 and points with 25…Name to the 2015 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Mid Athletic Region Second Team…All BIG EAST First Team… BIG EAST Honor Roll 10/26…Had a hat trick (3 goals) vs. Siena (9/25)…Scored the Wildcats two goals during their 2-1 victory over #12 Old Dominion (10/23)…Had two games with two assists vs. Ball State (9/4) and at Penn (9/16).

2014: Started seven games and appeared in 12 contests with four goals, two assists, 10 points and 15 shots, 12 on goal ... One of five Wildcats with a double-digit point total on the season ... Tied for second with four goals and fifth with 10 points ... Here five-point game against Saint Joseph's was the highest single-game total for a Wildcat in 2014 ... Made her last appearance of the season at Temple on Fri., Oct. 12 ... Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll (9/22), the first of her career ... Tallied her second assist at Rider (9/28) ... Recorded her first multi-goal game, scoring twice, in the 5-2 victory over Saint Joseph's, also tallied her first assist of her career (9/21) ... Scored her second goal at Columbia (9/13) ... Earned her first collegiate start and her first collegiate goal in the second game of the season, a 4-1 victory over Missouri State (9/1) ... Appeared in her first career game in the season opener at Sacred Heart (8/29).

Hun School: Four-year letterwinner under coach Kathy Quirk ... Three-time Trentonian All-Prep First Team ... three-time NJISAA All-Prep First Team ... Trentonian Times First Team ... All-MAPL First Team ... Central Jersey Field Hockey Coaches Association First Team ... Star Ledger First Team All-Prep ... Princeton Packet First Team ... Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse ... All-MAPL First Team and All-Prep NJISAA First Team in lacrosse.

Personal: Born April 8, 1996 in Princeton, N.J. ... Parents are John and Alexandra Bello ... one sister, Juliana ... Chose Villanova for its academics, athletics and location ... Major is Classics.