2006: Laura Belardinelli played in 29 games this season and started 27...tied the program season record for wins with a record of 15-11...posted three shutouts...tallied a record win-loss percentage at .577...finished the season with 95 strikeouts...named an Big East Academic All-Star.
2005: Laura Belardinelli started 23 games on the mound for the Panthers while playing in 33 games throughout the season...recorded a team-leading 69 strikeouts, including 24 while batters were looking...earned one shutout...posted a team-best ERA of 2.88...had a season-high five strikeouts twice (Jacksonville and Morgan State)...won 10 games on the mound for the Panthers.
2004: Belardinelli led the Panthers with 11 victories in her first season on the mound...pitched in 45 of the team's 57 games and made 29 starts...also led the team in ERA (3.47), complete games (19), saves (three) and innings pitched (207.2)...won three straight starts from March 5-7, allowing just five runs and 14 hits in 21 innings of work and added eight strikeouts...shut out Marshall on a four-hitter with one walk and three strikeouts on March 6...had a season-best seven strikeouts in nine innings of work against Houston (Feb. 27)...won both games of a doubleheader against St. John's with three runs allowed in nine innings with three strikeouts and no walks allowed...a Big East Academic All-Star.
HIGH SCHOOL: Belardinelli led Union-Endicott High School to four regional and two New York state championships...three-time all-conference selection and two-time all-region and all-state selection...earned Athlete of the Week and Spotlight Athlete honors by the Press and Sun Bulletin as a junior...Union-Endicott 2003 Female Athlete of the Year...registered a 0.12 ERA as a senior...a member of the ASA U-16 and U-18 traveling teams...also lettered in soccer, volleyball and tennis...member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born April 18, 1985...daughter of Dennis and Pam Belardinelli...has three sisters, Brenna, Jennifer and Alexis...a political science and communications major.
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