Stefano Belmonte '12 Helps Lead Oilmen to League Title!

by Tim O’Brien, The Beverly Review

Looking to make the most of his first year at Florida Gulf Coast University, Stefano Belmonte had a less than ideal start.

Injuring the meniscus in his right knee, the St. Rita High School alumnus underwent surgery over the winter and missed two-plus months of the regular season for the Eagles.

“It was tough, but it was something I had to overcome,” Belmonte said. “My knee feels 100 percent right now. I’m looking forward to get the season rolling and do some damage this year.”

A 2012 St. Rita graduate, Belmonte played at South Suburban College in South Holland for two years after transferring from Purdue University. With two years of eligibility left, he transferred to Florida Gulf Coast in Fort Myers.