Marco DiBella

Kingston, NY

About Me

I am Marco DiBella, and I am currently unattatched following two years at SUNY Ulster County Community College, where I played two seasons of NJCAA Collegiate Soccer and obtained my Associates in Science, in Business Administration. I am looking to return to college in the near future to complete my 2 years of soccer eligibilty and hopefully also participate in Track & Field for the first time since 2013. I started off my athletic career soley as a soccer player; I began playing at age 7 for Kingston F.C. in the local AYSO recreational program. Two years later I joined Kingston's travel program (K.A.S.L.), and played for the U-12 team for 2 years before jumping to the U-14 squad in 2006. After 2 more years of K.A.S.L. travel soccer in which I was a starter, I managed 12 goals in 64 total mathces for my team. At this point in my career, I was playing as a central or left midfielder. After a change of management and the dismantling of the old program, I did not remain with the Kingston F.C from 2008 onwards, and did not play on an official team for the entire season. In 2009, my freshman year of high school, I made the Varsity Soccer team and started every match of my freshman year. After being utilized as a striker for the first month, I was shifted back to my favored left midfield position for the remainder of the season. I also joined the Varsity Track and Field Program my first year of High School and ran the 400m dash, 200m dash, also taking part in the starting 4x100m and 4x400m relays. My 400m PR was a 54.6 with my 200m best, a 25.1. I was the first leg of the 4x400m, and the 3rd leg of the 4x100 for the season's entirety. My sophomore season of soccer was a good one, as I, as a player, had major developments, and major improvements from the previous year. As a sophomore I was the team's vice-captain and started every match again, however, in the center of midfield this time. Our record on the season was not so great, but I managed 3 goals in 16 official matches. After partaking in a summer cross country league, and excelling, my track and field coach attempted to get me to run in the fall as well. It took him half the season to finally get me to run. I turned out to be our team's number 1 man, finishing in the top 40 in our league and 5th in our section, qualifying for the NYSPHAA State Cross Country Meet, in Plattsburgh, NY. After finishing 77th in that meet, I also joined the school's indoor track team, however the team was ineligible to attend meets for the 2009-10 season. During the winter season, I also partake in an Adult KASC Soccer League, in which I scored 32 goals in 17 Indoor matches on a reduced 6 on 6 field as a striker. During the spring I again took part in the school's Track and Field Program. This season, I especcially excelled, dropping my 400m dash time down to a PR of 51.08, and my 200m dash time down to a 23.56. Our 4x100 and 4x400m teams remained the same, however I was shifted tactically into the anchor role of the 4x400m. I also took part in select 800m dashes posting a best of 2:02.01, and 1600m, in a 5:02.07. Our 4x400 team went undefeated in duel meets and we won our section, also placing 6th in MHAL. Personally, I was 3rd in MHAL in the 400m, jumping from 18th last season, and also 7th in the 200m dash in the league. In our section, I won both. Myself, and teammate Josh Collins qualified and competed at the state meet for Track this season in Binghamton, where I placed 13th in the 400m. Also I took part in the State Empire Games in which I finished 2nd in Hudson Valley qualification. After qualifying and traveling Northwest to Buffalo for the Games in July 2010, I placed 9th amongst the Scholastic 400m dash runners. My performance led to my nomination and pick to take part in the Hudson Valley 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams. It was a fantastic group and a great experience, as we won Gold in the 4x100 with a 43.9 and won a bronze in the 4x400m, with a 3:36. Next year I plan to run in also the 200m and 800m at both states and Empires if possible. This past Soccer season and Cross Country went extremely well again this season, and I scored 5 goals and 11 assists in 14 starts, as co-captain of the Varsity soccer team. I had moved back out to my favored left midfield position again. We were sectional qualified, however we lost 3-0 to Chapelfield in the semi-finals. I was also recently awarded the "man-of-the-match" by the Daily Freeman in our recent match with Margaretville. I ended the season with 5 goals and 11 assists in 14 matches. In Cross Country, I completed the season which included a win in the Varsity boys meet at the Coleman Invitational, recording best times of 15:13 on 2.8 miles, 16:56, on 3 miles, 17:17 on 3.1 miles, and 17:56 at the MHAL League course, placing in the All MHAL-League second team. AT the Section 9 Class D Championship, I placed 6th, qualifying for the NYSPHAA State Meet at Lakeside Park, Pawling, however I was forced to withdraw due to a high ankle contusion. I remained sidelined until January 2011, and began my indoor track and field and also my indoor soccer season. With my KASC soccer club, I managed 38 goals in 10 appearances, and our 2010-11 indoor track and field team took part in just one official meet. On March 14, 2011, our outdoor track and field training began and as of our first meet (Rondout Valley Invatational 2011), I ran a time of 52.46 in the 400m dash, winning gold in the event, and I also took part in three relays. My 4x100m split was 11.3, my 4x200m split was 23.1, and my 4x400m split was 52.1 seconds. I have also broken the 100m dash school record for my school, in April 2010, at a triangular meet with Pine Plains and Millbrook. I also recently ran a 23.2 personal best in the 200m dash on May 11, 2010. At the 2011 MHAL League meet at Dietz Stadium, in Kingston, NY, I placed 3rd in the 400m dash once more, with a time of 51.56, also recording a 4th place finish in the 200m dash finals with a personal best of 23.19. I also anchored my school's 4x100m and 4x400m, in which we placed 10th and 7th respectively. On May 25, 2011, I participated at the Section 9 Class A and D Finals at Faller Field in Middletown, winning the 400m dash, 200m dash, and anchoring the winning 4x400m relay. I also placed 2nd in the 100m dash finals.