Bella Wysocki ’21 made it official by signing her National Letter of Intent to attend Wagner College and continue her outstanding soccer career.
The Wardlaw+Hartridge senior is by far the school's all-time leading scorer with 104 goals. She has also distributed 47 assists in 68 career games for the Rams. Bella broke the previous W+H scoring record in her sophomore year and reached the century mark in the first game of this season back in September. While her senior year has been a modified season due to COVID-19 restrictions, Bella has continued her solid, dominant play and led the Rams to a 7-0 start.
Bella celebrated her signing with an outdoor ceremony and press conference under a tent on a rainy afternoon in the W+H front courtyard on Nov. 11. She was accompanied by her parents, Jim and Raquel, along with sister and teammate Gabby Wysocki '23, W+H head coach Mike Romeo, athletic director Karl Miran and Head of School Andrew Webster.
"I’m excited to continue in my soccer career and hopefully keep it going and make it to a professional league," Bella said. “I’m excited to keep playing at the highest level. I’m just going to work as hard as I can.”
A natural striker with a powerful left foot, Bella made an immediate splash for the Rams and she’s determined to continue elevating her game to propel the Wagner Seahawks at the next level.
“Bella was prepared when she came here as a freshman,” Coach Romeo said. “Her first game was a hat trick at home against South Plainfield. From that game on, everyone knew who she was. Her development in the game has been tremendous. She’s coming out of here ready to make an impact.”