|Hometown:||Staten Island, N.Y.|
|High School:||Staten Island Tech|
2011-12: A leader both on and off the ice in just her first season with Brown; she took over as one the starting defenders as a rookie ... 30 games played … three goals scored … six assists, tied for fourth on the team.
Before Brown: Played for two club teams in 2007-08, the New Jersey Penguins which was a girls only team and the Bayonne Rangers which was a boys team ... member of the New Jersey Colonials (girls) from 2008-11.
Personal: Daughter of Joseph and Lynne Vella ... uncle Perry Vella Sr. was a member of the Class of 1984 ... National Honor Society Vice President ... Laurenzano scholarship winner ... undecided.