Daniella Bernasconi tallies game winner in overtime to defeat Wildcats, 3-2.
As a Senior: Played 15 games for the Friars and made 13 appearances in the starting line-up at goalkeeper... Posted a 3-9 overall record... Logged 821 minutes of action, allowed 38 goals and recorded a career-best 103 saves for a 0.730 save percentage and a 3.24 goals against average... Was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on September 12.
As a Junior: Played 12 games overall and got the starting nod in goal seven times... Played a total of 611 minutes and recorded a 1.26 goals against average and a 0.788 save percentage... Posted a 3-4 record, including two shut-out victories against Northeastern (9/15) and Columbia (9/19)...Allowed 11 goals and made 41 saves...Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll four times (9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/25).
As a Sophomore: Played in four games for the Friars and appeared in the starting line-up once...Recorded a season-high five saves against Massachusetts on August 29 and finished the year with a 1-1 record...Registered a 0.857 save percentage and a 0.74 goals against average in 94 minutes of action...Recorded her first-career victory against Rutgers on October 9...BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
As a Freshman: Did not play.
In High School: Earned three varsity letters in field hockey and indoor/outdoor track at Longmeadow High School...Captained each team as a senior...Four-time Republican All-Scholastic selection...Two-time member of the Republican Super Seven for Western Massachusetts...Helped guide Longmeadow to four league titles and finished as Western Mass. Champs three times...Longmeadow posted a 62-3-7 overall record during her tenure with the team...A member of Futures Elite and has participated in the National Futures Tournament three times.
Personal: Born March 16, 1990...Daughter of Tim and Louise DiStefano...Has one brother, Sam... Elementary education major.