Bella Santoro of Mercy as its 2017-18 Gatorade Connecticut Girls Basketball Player of the Year. Santoro is the first Gatorade Connecticut Girls Basketball Player of the Year to be chosen from Mercy High School.
The award recognizes both athletic and academic excellence, along with exemplary character
Santoro averaged 17.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.9 steals through 27 games. All-Area selection, Santoro is also a three-time All-Conference selection.
Santoro is the school’s student council treasurer, served as a peer minister and has volunteered at the Middlesex Youth ARC Club. She has maintained a 3.45 GPA and will play next season at Stonehill.