Ramsey footballer’s stateside success: Ding-dong Bell in America

Jade Bell in action. Photo supplied
Jade Bell in action. Photo supplied
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Ramsey girl Jade Bell is continuing to make quite a name for herself as a footballer on the other side of the Atlantic.

The 22 year-old returned home from America for Christmas and the New Year with plenty to tell her folks about.

Bell won a scholarship to attend the Texas A&M University in 2011 and she’s just enjoyed her best season so far.

She was a key member of her university team that did the Confernce double.

They finished with an eight-game winning streak to land the Lone Star Conference title - the first for the team since 2003 - and then won the Lone Star Conference Tournament to complete the double. And that was the first time since 1999 that the Texas girls had achieved that.

They ended the season ranked 13th in the US for Division Two teams out of approximately 250 teams.

And Bell’s key role was rewarded in the shape of the Conference Championship MVP (Most Valuable Player) trophy.

Her individual roll of honour for the season read:

Started all 22 games of the season, recording the most minutes played on the team with 1,994.

Scored 10 goals with eight assists, totalling 28 points.

Finished third in the Conference with 28 points.

Finished first in the Conference for most assists (8).

Finished joint third in goals (10).

Scored the Conference-winning goal, netting the game-winner against Eastern New Mexico .

Scored the Tournament-winning goal against Angelo State.

Captained the side to a successful year.

Bell studied sport at Huntingdonshire Regional College and played for Peterborough Ladies and England Colleges.