11 Sarah Van Belleghem
11 Sarah Van Belleghem
Height: 5-7
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Los Gatos, Calif.
High School: Los Gatos
Position: SS
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Bats/Throws: R/R

2014: Appeared in and started 18 games throughout her junior season … 58 at-bats … third on the team with 10 runs … drove in five runs … second among the Engineers with her .310 batting average … .959 fielding percentage.

2013: Appeared in and started all 33 games during her sophomore year … led the team with 109 at-bats, 26 runs, 39 hits and 11 doubles and a .358 batting average … was one of only two Engineers to hit a homerun throughout the season … made two pitching appearances, wrapping the season up with a record of 1-0 … in 5.0 innings, she allowed five hits, two runs and struck out seven batters ... had a fielding percentage of .906.

2012: Played in and started 20 games as a freshman … tied for the team lead in triples, tied for second in RBI, fifth in runs scored … also made two pitching appearances … went 2-for-4 with first career home run, three RBI and two runs scored against Mount Mercy College (3/27) … went 4-for-6 with three RBI in season-ending doubleheader split with Salve Regina (4/26) … pitched five innings in relief allowing one run on five hits against Salve Regina (4/26).

Off the Diamond: Majoring in mechanical engineering with concentrations in biology and Spanish … summer internship at Abbott Laboratories testing serum in synovial samples for protease MMP9 through ELISA assay … Lions Club scholarship recipient … Sigma Kappa.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Los Gatos High School … first team all-league … All-Mercury News team … defensive player of the year … Diamond Bar tournament MVP … softball team captain … also a member of field hockey and cross country teams … female scholar athlete of the year … Jefferson Book award … California scholarship federation.