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Bella

Miller

BellaMiller
Player
Height 5'7"
Year Sophomore
Hometown Wilmette, Ill.
High School New Trier

Bio

2016-17: Split time between the V4 and 2V4 squads … Claimed the Carolina Cup season-opening race with a time of 7:37.4, almost six seconds faster than second-place Clemson as the Blue Devils brought home the Carolina Cup with 99 overall points and a sweep of all five races … Won the A Final at the Longhorn Invite with a time of 7:19.749, defeating Texas (7:21.428), Notre Dame (7:23.312) and Iowa (7:34.261) … Earned a trip to the A Final with a second-place morning race (7:15.973) … Tabbed ACC Crew of the Week following Longhorn Invite performance … Rowed to a third-place performance against No. 3 Michigan (7:08.0), No. 4 Ohio State (7:10.7) and Notre Dame (7:34.7) with a time of 7:24.1 as a member of the V4 … At the Clemson Invitational, rowed to a sixth-place showing in the A Final of the V4 with a time of 7:32.920 … Qualified for the A Final at the Clemson Invite with a second-place finish (7:16.027) first heat and third-place showing (7:26.044) in its second race … Took home the title at the Dale England Cup with a time of 7:45.7 to defeat Notre Dame (7:51.36), Indiana (7:55.52) and San Diego (8:05.7) in the V4 … Raced to a third-place ACC Championship Grand Final finish as a member of the 2V4, being edged by half a second by Louisville … Virginia won the race in 7:04.398 while the Cardinals crossed in 7:08.027 to Duke's 7:08.585 … Placed second in heat two during the morning session at the conference championship, clocking out in 7:34.147 to Louisville's 7:28.241 with the top three advancing to the Grand Final … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Duke: A four-year letterwinner for head coaches Rose Marchuk and Sandy Culver at New Trier High School … served as team captain … competed all four years at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America (SRAA) Nationals, bringing home a silver medal in the third set as a freshman … as a sophomore and junior, earned second place again at the SRAA Nationals, this time filling the fourth seat … also during junior campaign, helped boat to an eighth-place performance at the Head of the Charles … during final season, captured the title at the SRAA Nationals from the sixth seat … consistently improved 6K and 2K times during high school career, topping out at 7:11.2 and 1:58.9, respectively … earned a black belt in tae kwon do … a National Spanish Exam bronze medalist in 2014 … the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Ambassador for New Trier.

Personal: Born September 2, 1997, to Maria DiLorenzo and Max Miller … has three younger brothers, Lorenzo, Mateo and Nico … father is a Special Olympics basketball coach while mother coaches high school track, cross country and basketball … cousin Olivia Fingold plays lacrosse and Schaumburg while cousin Zafiro Joseph participates in lacrosse at Culver. 

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