Emmitsburg, Md. (July 23, 2013) -- Mount softball coach Anna Nagro completed this year's recruiting class by announcing the signing of Victoria Belloc (Casa Grande, Ariz./Vista Grande) on Tuesday. Belloc joins a talented class that includes Rachel Heinze (Charlotte Hall, Md./St. Mary's Ryken), Jessica Greenewald (Morrisville, Pa./Pennsbury) and Sam Lichtner (Morgantown, Pa./Twin Valley).
"We are so pleased to announce the addition of Victoria to our Mount Softball community," Nagro said. "Victoria is the last piece to a very talented and athletic recruiting class. This class will bring some exciting things to our program, and I can't wait for them to get on campus to become part of our family and vision."
A standout on the field and in the classroom, Belloc was a two-year captain for Head Coach Rudy Valenzuela at Vista Grande High School in Casa Grande, Ariz.
As a senior, Belloc registered a .500 batting average with six home runs, a .558 on-base percentage and 31 RBIs. She earned Vista Grande Female Athlete of the Year, as well as team MVP and First Team All-Section 1, Division II.
Her 60 RBIs as a junior led Division II, while her .587 batting average was the best in the region in 2012. She was also named Team MVP and First Team All-Section 1, Division II as a junior. Her club team, Arizona Hotshots-McCord, placed ninth in Premier Nationals in 2012.
"Victoria brings a high level of experience and passion for the game," Nagro added. "These two qualities will help push this team to get better every day. She will bring a great addition of average and power to our lineup along with speed. Defensively Victoria is an athletically talented shortstop who has the versatility to help us out in many different positions. I can't wait to see Victoria grow over the next four years and turn into a dominant Division I player here at The Mount."
Academically, Belloc was a member of the National Honor Society, was a three-time recipient of the Vista Grande Academic Award and graduated in the top six percent of her class.
The Mount is coming off a 16-30 season in 2013, which included a 7-13 record in the Northeast Conference.