Bella Licciardello was named head girls field hockey coach in March 2019. She served as the school’s junior varsity A team coach for two seasons prior to her promotion.
Licciardello played field hockey at the University of Iowa from 2012-15. She was a three-time letter-winner for the Hawkeyes, playing in 57 of the team’s 58 games over her last three seasons. The midfielder-defender cracked the starting lineup her senior year, starting 18 of Iowa’s 19 contests.
Licciardello went to Iowa after an all-state career in Fredericksburg, Va. She scored 35 goals and had 16 assists while leading Fredericksburg Academy to a 19-0 record and the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association state championship as a freshman. Licciardello then transferred to Riverbend High School, playing three years for the Bears and recording 75 goals and 67 assists.
She was a six-time USA Field Hockey Futures Program participant, and a two-time silver-medal winning AAU Junior Olympian. In 2009, she earned the Joel Ferrell Memorial Award for all-around outstanding performance in the AAU Junior Olympic Games.
2020 Tryout Information:
Tryouts begin Monday, Aug. 10 and will run a minimum of four days. Participants are expected attend ALL applicable sessions. All sessions will be held at Stevenson High School.
Equipment needed: Running shoes, playing cleats, tall shin guards (not soccer shin guards), field hockey stick, ASTM-qualified goggles, moldable mouth guard (cannot be clear or white), water, white T-shirt and dark-colored T-shirt (or reversible pinnie). The last name of each athlete should be taped or written in large print on both the white and dark-colored shirts prior to arrival.
Contact Coach Licciardello at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on preseason preparations and camps.
Monday, Aug. 10: 4:30-6:30 p.m. (Grass field space and field hockey turf field)
Tuesday, Aug. 11: 4:30-6 p.m. (Grass field space and field hockey turf field)
Wednesday, Aug. 12: 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Stadium)
Thursday, Aug. 13: 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Stadium)