FAOTW: Delfina Bracchi, senior soccer player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week Oct. 13 to Oct. 19 Why Delfina Bracchi was selected: In Wilkes’ 3-2 double overtime victory against Eastern, Bracchi scored the game-winning goal in the 108th minute of the contest with a shot into the upper left corner. Bracchi led all Wilkes scorers with four shots on the evening.


Kirsten Peters

Female Athlete of the Week: Delfina Bracchi

Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

Name: Delfina Bracchi

Year: Senior

Majors: Marketing & Sports Managment

Hometown: Central Islip, NY.

High School: Central Islip Senior HS

Position: Midfield


Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because of the Sidhu School of Business and having the opportunity to continue playing soccer.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

I plan on pursuing a career in the marketing and sports management field. I hope to be located in the New York area and focus on facility or operations management.

Favorite building on campus?


What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The chicken.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

I hope to make it to the post-season tournament and win a MAC Championship.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I started playing when I was 10-years-old because my mom signed me up, and I ended up loving it.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

“Over the river.”

If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?

I would improve our team’s overall consistency.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

I like to watch Netflix.

Most influential person(s) in your life?

The most influential people in my life are my parents. They have done everything possible for me to be where I am today.

If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?

Anders Lee.

Favorite professor(s)?

Dr. Lee and Dr. Schmidt.

Coke or Pepsi?


Favorite meal to eat on campus?

The Thanksgiving meal at the SUB.

A quote you live your life by?

“Go the extra mile.”

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

“Be Colonel” means being a great student-athlete, on and off the field.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

SAD6 and Lexi.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor