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.