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SJP Girls 2024 Bella Powell Commits to East Carolina!

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Congratulations Bella and good luck in the future!

Bella Powell

Graduation Year

High School
Saint John Paul II Academy


College Choice
East Carolina University

Why did you choose this college?
I knew ECU was the right fit for me because I fell in love with the coaching staff and their vision. I loved the campus and Greenville, NC is a great location!

What Advice Would You Give Those Starting the Recruiting Process?
This process is never easy. Always remember to never give up on your self and continue to work hard to prove others wrong.

Who Would You Like to Thank for Getting You to Here?
I would like to thank Coach Jeff Atkins and Coach Ashley D’Emic for supporting me throughout my past two years at Saint John Paul as well as through my ACL surgery and recovery. I would also like to thank my dad who supported me no matter what.

What are your first memories of the sport?
I have a stick in my hand since the day I was born. I grew up around the game. My dad and his brothers, Ryan and Mike, all played professionally so it has always been a major part of my life.

What is Your Favorite Memory From Your High School Career?
My favorite high school lacrosse career memory is scoring my first goal freshman year.

What is Your Stick Brand? And Why?
My dad and his brothers own a lacrosse company called Powell Lacrosse. They are in the process of creating a girls stick. At the moment, I use a powell prototype of the girls stick. I absolutely love it and I look forward to the company’s launch of the stick!

Which Lacrosse Player Do You Most Want to Have a Meal With and Why?
I would love to have a meal with Charlotte North. She has inspired so many girls to pursue the sport of lacrosse. Her skills are intricate and innovative. I loved watching her in the Athletes Unlimited pro season!

Do You Watch College & Pro Games and What Are You Watching for to Make You a Better Player?
Yes, I love watching college games, PLL, and Athletes Unlimited. Watching men’s and women’s lacrosse has provided me with a unique perspective on how to play my position the best I can.

What’s Your Go-To Meal After a Game?
Hooters Wings.

What’s the One Thing Your Teammates Would be Surprised to Know About You?
I was born in Canada during the 2006 lacrosse worlds game. My dad was captain of team USA at the time and had to run off the field mid-game. I was born a couple hours later!! So technically I am Canadian.

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