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    Piero Bellizzi
    Piero Bellizzi

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Rye, N.Y.

    High School:
    Rye

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 140

    Position:
    M



    10/17/2010

    Northwestern vs. Penn State - 10/17/10

    Northwestern vs. Penn State - 10/17/10

    2010: Appeared in all 18 matches, including making 13 starts ... Tied for the team lead with six assists ... Assisted on both goals in a 2-0 victory over Gonzaga (9/17) ... Third on the team with 28 shots ... Notched an assist on the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over No. 15 Ohio State (10/10) ... Named to Lakeside Classic all-tournament team.

    2009: Started 19 matches and appeared in all 20 ... Tied for second on the team in points with 11 and goals with four ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory over Western Illinois (10/14) ... Second on the team with 39 shots ... Assisted on game-winning goals against Oakland (9/11) and Loyola Chicago (10/20).

    2008: Started 22 matches and appeared in all 23 overall ... Ranked second on the squad with 44 shots ... Scored team's first goal of the season in a 1-0 win over San Francisco (8/29) ... Assisted on the match's lone goal in victories over Loyola Marymount (9/19), No. 16 Ohio State (9/27) and Northern Illinois (10/22) ... Named MVP of the Lafayette Classic.

    2007: Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... College Soccer News Freshman All-America first-team selection ... Third-team NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region pick ... Second-team All-Big Ten ... Team leader with eight assists and second with 16 points ... Scored the game-winning goal in a victory over No. 16 Michigan State Oct. 28 ... Posted two goals and an assist in a 4-0 win at No. 19 Ohio State Sept. 23 ... Ranked second among the nation's freshmen with eight assists through games played Nov. 25 ... Named to adidas/Baymont Inn Invitational after scoring a goal and adding two assists ... Tallied two assists in his first collegiate game, a victory over Colgate Aug. 31 ... Started each of the team's 20 matches.

    High School: Led Rye High School to the most wins since 1998 in one season ... Tallied 40 goals and 34 assists in three years as a starter ... Earned all-League, all-Section and all-League honorable mention throughout his three years as a high school starter. Club/ODP: Invited to U-14 U.S. National Team camp in 2003 ... Four-year member of the Region I team playing with fellow Wildcat Eamon O'Neill ... Trained in Italy with Serie A side Udinese's primavera team for a year in 2006 ... Played club soccer at FC Westchester, leading them to one state championship in 2005-2006 ... Attended the College Soccer Training Center at Northwestern University in 2006.

    Personal: Born Piero Bellizzi ... Son of John and Fran Bellizzi ... Father, John, played soccer at Queens College ... Mom, Fran, also went to Queens College and studied law at Hofstra University ... Major is political science.