Daniel Pacella is a 17-year veteran in finance. Currently working at Alliancebernstein L.P. where he holds both Series 66 and 65 licenses.
He has previously held positions at financial institutions like ING and Goldman Sachs.
Pacella from Mundelein has had an outstanding debut season for the Redbirds. He hit several mammoth homers this week – including one that went over 400 feet!
Early Life and Education
Daniel Pacella was born in July of 1956. Currently he resides at 16740 Pinecrest Ct in Orland Park Illinois for five years and currently he is living there with his four children and Karen L Pacella (they share one daughter together), along with two dogs and a cat.
Mundelein, Illinois native Michael Dooling had one of Illinois State Baseball’s most productive freshman campaigns ever in 2023, leading the Redbirds with 56 RBIs and finishing second nationally among freshmen with 18 homers. Additionally he served as team captain and earned Honorable Mention All-MVC honors.
Pacella had an 18-year professional baseball career. During that time he donned 18 unique uniforms, starting, relieving, and mopping up across leagues from Appalachia to Yokohama; on dusty fields as well as in The Show; winning one pennant and losing another; defeating Hall-of-Famers while frustrating managers; all that followed him until his sudden demise in 2016.
Pacella’s hard work and dedication paid off this week when he was honored as National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball News. Pacella is fortunate to be supported by a strong network of family and friends who encourage his efforts and motivate him to keep pushing himself harder each week.
He now plays for Vermont Green FC, who are competing in USL League Two this season. He believes this club holds much potential.
Achievement and Honors
Daniel Pacella, a freshman from Mundelein, is making waves in Illinois State’s baseball program and was recently honored as a Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Freshman All-American following an outstanding week that saw him hit four home runs with an.300 average.
Pacella earned C-USA Pitcher of the Week honors six times this season – more than any other freshman. He tied for second most weekly pitching honors ever achieved by an Illinois State player.
Athena Pacella was the beloved mother of James Pacella and Teresa (Timothy) Cronin as well as grandmother to Ashleigh and Hannah. Sadly, she passed away on July 29, 2023 and is buried at Allegheny Cemetery with three of her other children surviving her including James Pacella who has passed on as well.
Daniel Pacella lives in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania with his wife Gloria. He is the proud father of Mark and James Pacella; grandfather to Rachelle Lane, Brittany Ferrazzano Marie Tappe Bradley Johnson Quinton Johnson Alaina Pacella as well as great-grandfather Luca Ferrazzano; as well as survived by all his siblings as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
At Alliancebernstein L.P, he has 17 years of experience as a financial advisor, holding both Series 66 and 65 licenses.
His extraordinary skills and achievements have garnered national acclaim, earning him Freshman All-American status by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. A native of Mundelein, this season he is leading his team on offense as they advance towards victory. A strong support system helps keep him focused and motivated as they work toward continued success.
Pacella has 17 years of industry experience and holds both Series 66 and 65 licenses, currently working at Alliancebernstein L.P. in Miami, Florida where he has spent all of his career.
Daniel Pacella made an impactful KCL debut week showing that he can play first base and hit for power in the league. Starting all five games and hitting 6/16 (.375/.421/.984) with 2 RBI, three doubles, three runs scored and an OBP of.984. Daniel’s hitting should become an important component of the Ground Sloths’ lineup going forward while serving as an important leader within his own family unit: father Mark, grandfather Nick Tappe Marie Johnson Quinton Johnson Alaina Pacella