NEW YORK, NY— Francesca Bello was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor by conference office Monday afternoon. This is the third honor for the senior this season. She was named to Preseason ALL-BIG EAST Team and has earned a previous weekly honor.
This weekend, she stepped her leadership as one of the captains of this year’s squad. With that leadership, the squad forced overtime against Old Dominion behind her one goal and one assist. The Wildcats defeated Rider on Senior Day on Sunday where Bello found the net in the second half to send the game into overtime. In overtime, Villanova captured the victory over the Broncs, 3-2.
"Fresca had a great weekend where she was a major contrubtor in both of our games. I'm happy that the BIG EAST recognized her key production," Villanova Head Coach Joanie Milhous said.
The Wildcats will close out the 2017 regular season with a trip to Georgetown on Friday. The game is set to start at 2 p.m.