12 Elise Bendinelli
Elise  Bendinelli


West Chester, Pa.

High School:
Villa Maria Academy





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Career: Appeared in 30 games while making 13 starts on attack... Has registered 19 goals through her sophomore season... Tallied 10 ground balls and two caused turnovers... Notched 10 draw controls.

2014: Did not see action due to injury.

2013: Appeared in 15 games while making 11 starts on attack... Registered 12 goals for 12 points... Collected five ground balls and one caused turnover... Seven draw controls... Averaged .80 goals and points per game...Tallied a career-high three points via three goals vs. Central Connecticut (Mar. 2)... Collected a career-high three ground balls vs. Cincinnati (Apr. 26)... Had four multi-point games on the season. BIG EAST: Appeared in all eight BIG EAST contests while making five starts... Registered three goals for three points... Collected three ground balls in BIG EAST action... Notched two draw controls... Tallied two goals vs. Connecticut (Apr. 7) and one vs. Syracuse (Apr. 5)... Registered a career-high three ground balls vs. Cincinnati (Apr. 26).

2012: Appeared in 15 games while making two starts on attack... Posted seven goals, five ground balls, one caused turnover and three draw controls on the year... Had a career-high two goals vs. Georgetown (Mar. 3) and Cincinnati (Apr. 13)... Collected a career-high two ground balls vs. Cincinnati (Apr. 13)... Took nine shots. BIG EAST: Appeared in all eight conference games... Posted six goals and collected four ground balls in BIG EAST action... One draw control.

Villa Maria: Earned three varsity letters under head coaches Christa Somits and Jessica Lamay, where she scored 106 goals during her junior and senior seasons and served as a 2011 team captain... Named a 2011 Academic All-American... 2011 and 2010 AACA All-League honoree... 2011 Second Team All-Main Line selection and team MVP... 2011 PASLA Student-Athlete of the Year... Chosen as a member of the 2010 Philly National Team... Member of the National Honor Society, Latin Honor Society and earned Distinguished Honors... Named 2001 Diocesan Scholar and Theology Award winner... Also named a 2011 Army National Reserve Scholar-Athlete and 2010 Princeton Book Award winner.

Personal: Born February 11th, 1993 in West Chester, Pa... Parents are Joe and Christine Bendinelli... Siblings are Catherine and Joseph... Father, Joe, was a member of the Villanova Men's Lacrosse Team from 1979-1983... Enrolled as a Finance major in the Villanova School of Business.


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