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Ella

Bonafede

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Attack
Height: 5'3"
Year: Senior
City/State: Bay Shore, N.Y.
High School: St. Anthony's

Bio

Career Statistics

2019 (Stats): Wrapped up her senior campaign with two goals and one assist in five outings ... Found the back of the net with two seconds remaining against VCU on her Senior Day (5/5) ... Tallied one goal, one assist and two ground balls against Presbyterian (2/13). 

2018 (Stats): Recorded one goal and two assists in nine contests ... Picked up four ground balls, including two against Campbell (2/16) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2017 (Stats): Played in nine contests at attack … Finished her sophomore campaign with two tallies and three assists … Registered a career-best two assists against Furman (2/10) … Also had two ground balls and one draw control … ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2016 (Stats): Appeared in nine games, including the Blue Devils’ NCAA first and second round contests … Scored first collegiate goal in season opener against Campbell (2/4) … Also found the back of the net in regular season and ACC Tournament meetings with North Carolina … Went 3-of-4 at the eight-meter mark … Picked up five ground balls … ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Duke: Guided St. Anthony’s [N.Y.] to four straight CHSAA league titles during her prep career … Twice tabbed the CHSAA championship game MVP … Finished her four seasons with 61 goals, 42 assists and 66 ground balls despite missing much of her junior campaign due to injury … Notched 24 goals and 20 assists as a senior … Garnered all-league honors her sophomore and senior seasons … Under Armour Underclass All-American as a sophomore … US Lacrosse Academic All-American as a senior … Also lettered two years in tennis.

Personal: Born Ella Bonafede June 30, 1997 in Cleveland, Ohio … Daughter of Mary and Joseph Bonafede … Has three brothers (Sam, Andrew and Ben) … Sam played lacrosse at Princeton (2015-18) and Andrew is a member of the men's lacrosse team at Duke. 

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