#88 Fran Orella
Position: Goalkeeper
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Whitehouse Station, N.J.
High School: Hunterdon Central Regional HS
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Experience: Redshirt
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Second-year member of the squad • talented goalkeeper with great development potential to compete for the starting goalie position • displays the qualities a goalkeeper must have in order to be a good performer and provide organization and structure in the defensive 25.

Did not compete and retained freshman eligibility • NFHCA National Academic Squad • NFHCA Division I Scholar of Distinction.

Completed a save percentage of .810 with a 13-9 record as a senior under head coach Jennifer Sponzo at Hunterdon Central Regional High School • also collected six shutouts as a senior • earned Team Most Valuable Defensive Player, Most Valuable Athlete, Student-Athlete, Varsity Team Academic Achievement, All-Group IV Third Team, All-West Jersey Second Team and All-Conference Second Team honors in 2012 • named the Skyland Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year • Zuegner Memorial Most Valuable Athlete • selected to compete in the Senior All-Star Game • helped lead HCRHS to the New Jersey Group IV Section North II Sectional Championship in 2011 • tallied a 14-10 record with seven shutouts and a .750 save percentage as a junior to be named Team Most Valuable Player, Honorable Mention All-Conference and All-West Jersey Third Team • exceled academically as a member of the National Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honors Society, Science Honors Society and French Honors Society in addition to being named to the HCRHS Principal’s Honor Roll • Girl Scout Gold Awardee.

Frances “Fran” Ada Orella (o—REL—ia) • born November 29, 1994 in Flemington, N.J. • daughter of Annette and Chuck Orella • comes from a University of Delaware legacy family as both parents graduated from UD and older brother, Mike, is a senior majoring in Chemical Engineering • grandfather, Richard Murray, was also a physics professor, graduate office dean and Provost at Delaware • majoring in Mechanical Engineering and would like to work in the area of renewable energy upon graduation • enjoys volunteer work and competing in triathlons • favorite sports teams include the San Francisco 49ers and New Jersey Devils • chose UD because of its outstanding academics and family history.


Year GP/GS Min. W-L Goals GAA Saves Pct. ShO
2013 DNP              

Saves: n/a

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