belloRising senior John Bello will be spending his college career
in the newly formed Big East Lacrosse Conference.
(File photo by Jim Stout/

Somers’ John Bello, one of the leading returning defensemen in the region for next season, just got off the phone moments ago with St. John’s coach Jason Miller.

Bello called Miller this evening to inform him he has accepted a scholarship offer from the Red Storm.

The decision for the 6-foot, 180-pound Bello came quickly after a made an unofficial visit to St. John’s exactly one week ago.

“The visit was excellent,” said Bello, who also unofficially visited Sacred Heart. “I really liked the coaching staff. The school is beautiful and is pretty much everything I am looking for academically and athletically.”

St. John’s, which will compete in the newly formed Big East Lacrosse Conference, picked up a 10-9 win over Georgetown during a 4-0 start to last season. The Red Storm lost their last eight games of the season to finish 5-9.

Bello, who was sidelined for most of the 2008 season with an injury, is a physical and aggressive takeaway defender who had a breakout junior season this past year, starring on a close defense that also included Eddie Schurr and Erik Zmuidins to help Somers win its first sectional title since 2006. After the season, he was voted onto the 20-member all-region team as one of the six defensemen selected.

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8 Responses to “Somers' Bello commits to St. John's”

  1. TuskerTown says:

    John worked hard to get this opportunity. Congrats Bello!

  2. Flag Down says:

    John is easily the best athlete at the defensive side of the ball in Section 1! Congrats good choice.

  3. fan says:

    Bello is a hard working player, all the best to him, he deserves it.

  4. dee-up says:


  5. Syracuse says:

    St. John’s is a program on the rise again following all those dark years in the wake of the rape trial. So, for Bello, this is a good move. He’ll probably get to play a lot. Congrats.

  6. YanksJetsSJU says:

    Congrats John. It’s good to know that a great player like yourself will be playing for my alma mater.

  7. slacrosse says:

    Congrats John!

  8. GP says:

    way to go bello!

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