Athlete of the Week: Bella Sinsigalli '13
Described by her coach and advisor Mrs. Gappa as a hard-working, rough-edged animal lover, Bella Sinsigalli is a four-year Varsity Hockey player from Redding, Connecticut and is nominated as Athlete of the Week. A hockey player from the age of 4, she has been an instrumental contributor to the team, and has especially stepped up this season. She described her season so far as good, but believes that her team needs to get through a rough patch of losses. Playing a solid defense, she has also been developing her offensive skills and stepped up as an offensive defense player. With nearly three quarters of the season now over, she has been crucial to key moments in games, such as power plays. Mrs. Gappa gives high praises to Bella. “She is a really dedicated athlete and puts a lot of time into pushing herself to the next level. This has brought her the success that she has had in ice hockey.”
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Last year, Bella committed to Northeastern University and will join other former Berkshire Bears on the team, including Kendall Coyne '11. She was also chosen as a New England Division I All-Star, and one of the top two defensive players in the league.
Bella loves animals, and has more pets than Mrs. Gappa could think of. Mrs. Gappa also added, “She has a rough exterior, but is a really caring individual. If you get to know her, you will find that she is quite funny.” Mrs. Gappa has been Bella's advisor and advisee for years and the two have shared many great moments together. Mrs. Gappa attributes their successful relationship to mutual honesty saying, “I think that that relationship is one that you hope to be able to develop with students, and is one that I have enjoyed being a part of.”
When asked about Bella, her teammates Sandra Stephan ’15 and Alli Sugar ’16 described her as “a star,” “a great girl,” and “a good captain.” “She’s funny,” said Sandra “She’s a great girl.” “Love her,” Alli added.
-- Colleen Devanney, Sports Information and Broadcasting team