Parents: Joe and Pam Iorio
High School: Corinth Holders
Clubs: CASL Second Team, Doubled Roster ECNL Team
Also Considered: Lenoir-Rhyne, East Carolina UNC Wilmington
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Why UNC-A? “At Asheville, from the moment I got there, I knew that was going to be the place for me. And after meeting all of the soccer girls and the coach, I knew I had found my team.”
Notable: The standout midfielder has scored 36 goals and notched 36 assists in her first three seasons at Corinth Holders. She is a three-time all-conference and three-time all-conference player. She made the all-state team as a junior. … She’s thankful for her family’s sacrifices that helped her make her college dreams come true. She credits Corinth Holders coach Alison Vetterl with a lot of her development. … Bella wants to develop more muscle and improve her footwork in the future. … She thinks she wants to pursue a career in coaching after college.
Corinth Holders coach Alison Vetterl: “Bella has a tremendous work ethic. She’s the kind of player you wish you had 40 of in your program. Her leadership has always been a plus as well: on the sidelines during games, on the field in games or in a drill at practice, it’s like having another coach around. … This year (her senior season) could be a special year. I’m really excited to see her find such a great fit like Asheville.”
Compiled by D. Clay Best