26 - Elyse Bilardo
Height: 5-4
Year: Fr
Hometown: Ashton, Pa.
High School: Sun Valley
Position: M/B

Background: One of 24 players selected to the 2007-08 Region 1 Under-19 team and will compete for a spot on the U.S. National Team in January… Earned second-team all-Delco honors in 2006 and honorable mention all-Delco in 2003 and 2004… Named to the Southern Chester County first team and also earned first-team all-division and honorable mention all-area accolades as a senior… As a senior, posted a hat trick in her first game back after returning from an ACL injury, which she suffered the previous winter… Led the Vanguards to the Southern Chester County League Championships in 2006… Three-year member of the Eastern Pennsylvania State (EPYSA) ODP… Played club soccer for the FC Delco Lightning and Spirit United Gaels… A member of the National Honor Society, the National Art Honor Society and the Italian Club at Sun Valley… A Distinguished Honor Roll student in high school… Chose UMBC over Fairfield and Rider because of the campus, the soccer program and the academic opportunities… Born April 6, 1989… Daughter of James and Brenda Bilardo… Mother was on the fencing team at Rochester Institute of Technology… Has an older brother, Nicholas, who shoots archery for Alvernia College… An interdisciplinary studies major focusing on biology and animal science… Intends to pursue a career working with animals.