2014 UCCS Softball Roster > Jessica Belsterling

Jessica Belsterling

Number4
ClassJr.
PositionP
Height6-1
HometownGlendale, Ariz.
Prev. SchoolIronwood HS
Bats/ThrowsRight/Right

Notes:

Also competed in volleyball

Pre UCCS Notes:

Before UCCS: Named all-Class 5A second team by the Arizona Republic as a senior ... was a first-team all-Desert West Region selection in each or her four years at Ironwood High School ... had 932 career strikeouts for the Eagles ... posted a 0.75 ERA as a senior, striking out 266 and limiting opponents to a .181 batting average over 185 innings ... also hit .494 with a .759 slugging percentage and 31 RBIs, all team highs ... team went all the way to the Arizona state semifinals, where it lost 3-1 to Sunnyside ... was named MVP of the softball team ... named MVP of the softball team as a junior ... struck out 274 batters in 208 innings pitched ... was Ironwood's offensive MVP in her sophomore and freshman years, hitting .521 and .443 respectively

Personal Notes:

Majoring in Health Science ... Member of SAAC ... Daughter of Justine and Phillip Belsterling ... Best thing about Colorado Springs is the beautiful scenery and the weather ... Favorite restaurant is Pei Wei ... Favorite place on campus other than athletic facilities is Cafe 65 ... First job was at Smash Burger

Stories featuring Jessica Belsterling

October 8, 2013Five Earn Scholar-Athlete Awards, UCCS Earns Team All-Academic HonorThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball team placed five Mountain Lions on the Scholar-Athlete squad and UCCS earned All-Academic Team recognition from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
May 3, 2013Fonseca Home Run Lifts UCCS to 4-3 WinDani Fonseca hit her fourth home run of the season with two outs in the top of the eighth inning to put the University of Colorado Colorado Springs ahead of Colorado Christian and the Mountain Lions retired the Cougars in the bottom of the eighth in order as UCCS (25-18-1) advanced in the 2013 RMAC Softball Tournament with a 4-3 win against the Cougars (25-22) at the Colorado School of Mines Softball Field.
April 30, 2013Kornfeind Named RMAC Freshman of the YearCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball player, Payton Kornfeind is named the RMAC Freshman of the Year.
April 28, 2013Spectacular Play Leads Mountain Lions to a Win on Senior DayCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball team (24-18-1 / 19-14 RMAC) splits the final double-header of the 2013 regular season as it falls to Colorado Mines (36-5-1 / 27-3 RMAC) 7-3 and defeats CSU-Pueblo (28-16 / 25-14 RMAC) 8-7 with a walk-off home run by Allie Corids.
April 27, 2013Smith Pitches 12 Innings to Start the Final Home Series COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball team (23-17-1 / 18-13 RMAC) falls to CSU-Pueblo (28-14 / 25-12 RMAC) and Colorado Mines (34-5-1 / 25-3 RMAC) in the first of two double headers this weekend to finish the 2013 regular season.
April 26, 2013UCCS Hosts Final Regular Season Games This WeekendThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball team (23-15-1 / 18-11 RMAC) hosts its final regulars season games this weekend against CSU-Pueblo (26-14 / 15-9 RMAC) and No. 12 ranked Colorado Mines (33-4-1 / 24-2 RMAC).
April 21, 2013Corids Leads UCCS With Walk-Off in Day Two LAKEWOOD, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball team (23-15-1 / 18-11 RMAC) splits the final day of the series, defeating Western New Mexico (17-28 / 14-20 RMAC) 8-0 and falling to Colorado Christian (23-19 / 19-9 RMAC) 2-0.
April 20, 2013Belsterling Leads UCCS in Day OneLAKEWOOD, Colo. -The University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball team (22-14-1 / 17-10 RMAC) falls to Colorado Christian (20-19 / 16-9 RMAC) 5-4, and to Western New Mexico (17-25 / 14-17 RMAC) 10-6 today to begin a four-game pod series.
April 18, 2013Belsterling Named to the RMAC All-Academic First TeamCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has recognized several University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball players for their academic excellence, including Jessica Belsterling, who was named to the RMAC All-Academic First Team.
April 9, 2013Smith Named RMAC Pitcher of the WeekCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball pitcher, Becca Smith is named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week, after leading the Mountain Lions to a series win against Regis University.
April 6, 2013Fonseca Leads UCCS With Two Home Runs in Day OneCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball team (20-13-1 / 15-8 RMAC) split today's double-header with Regis University (7-24 / 6-14 RMAC) as the Mountain lions won the first game 5-0 and lost the second game 6-2.
April 5, 2013Mountain Lions Look to Defend Undefeated Home Record This WeekendThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball team (19-11-1 / 14-7 RMAC) looks to defend its undefeated home record (9-0) this weekend as it hosts Regis University (6-23 / 5-13 RMAC) for a four-game series.
March 30, 2013Belsterling Blasts Two Home Runs in the Series FinaleGRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Belsterling blasts two home runs and allows just two hits in the series finale as The University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball team (19-11-1 / 14-7 RMAC) splits day two with Colorado Mesa (15-10-1 / 13-6-1 RMAC).
March 29, 2013Belsterling's Two Homeruns Leads UCCS to a Split in Day OneGRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Jessica Belsterling's two homeruns aided The University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball team (18-10-1 / 13-6 RMAC) to a split in the first day with Colorado Mesa (14-9-1 / 12-5-1 RMAC), winning 4-1 in game one and falling 7-5 in game two.
March 22, 2013Mountain Lions Sweep Cowgirls to Improve to 9-0 at HomeCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball team (17-9-1 / 12-5 RMAC) sweeps the triple header with New Mexico Highlands (10-21-1 / 3-15-1 RMAC) to improve to 9-0 at home for the first time since 2006.
March 15, 2013Mountain Lions Take on the Grizzlies this Weekend in AlamosaThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball team (12-7-1 / 7-3 RMAC) travels to Alamosa this weekend to take on Adams State (6-5 / 5-1 RMAC).
March 8, 2013Mountain Lions Sweep Roadrunners in Day 1The University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball team (12-7-1 / 7-3) swept Metro State (6-11 / 0-7 RMAC) today as the Mountain Lions defeat the Roadrunners 11-4, 10-2 and 8-7.
March 3, 2013Kornfeind Leads the Mountain Lions in Day 2 With Three RBIsThe Mountain Lions also failed to add any more run the next inning, but did find themselves in scoring position. After starting with two quick outs, Shellenberg singled to the pitcher, and then advanced to third on a single by Kornfeind. Brittney Hoppe came in to pinch hit, but lined out to left field to end the top half of the fifth inning.
March 2, 2013Smith Gets the Win as UCCS Splits First Day with EaglesCHADRON, Neb . - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball team (9-5-1 / 4-1) splits today's games with Chadron State (4-7 / 3-3 RMAC. The Mountain Lions run-ruled the Eagles in the first game 12-0 after five innings, but fell 0-5 in the second game for their first conference loss this season.
March 1, 2013Mountain Lions Travel to Chadron to take on the Eagles this WeekendThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball team (8-4-1 / 3-0 RMAC) travels to Chadron Nebraska this weekend to take on the Chadron State Eagles (2-2 RMAC). The four-game series begins on Saturday, March 2, at 12:00 p.m.
February 24, 2013Coach Peterson Gets 300th Win as Mountain Lions go 3-0COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (8-4-1 / 3-0 RMAC) defeats Fort Lewis (2-6 / 0-3) in three straight games to start the 2013 conference season. In the process, head coach Scott Peterson gets his 300th win, which is the most all-time by any coach in UCCS history.
February 15, 2013Belsterling, Hitchings Named to All-Stinger TeamUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs pitcher Jessica Belsterling and outfielder Jourdan Hitchings were named to the 2013 Las Vegas Stinger All-Tournament team released late Thursday by Montana State-Billings.
February 5, 2013Belsterling Earns RMAC Player of the WeekUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs junior Jessica Belsterling earned the first RMAC Player of the Week honor of the softball season after she helped lead the Mountain Lions to an unbeaten record last weekend. UCCS went 4-0-1 for the best start to the season since 2007.
February 2, 2013Mountain Lions Start the Season 3-0 for the First Time since 2007DENVER, Colo. - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball team defeats Metro State 6-5 to start the season 3-0 for the first time since 2007.
February 2, 2013UCCS wins second straight game to start the seasonUCCS played Adams State in the second game of the day. The game was delayed due to darkness, and was picked up in the third inning the following day.
February 1, 2013Belsterling Hits for the Cycle in a Win to Start the Season Jessica Belsterling hit for the cycle to lead the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to a 19-3 victory in five innings this against Regis in a non-conference matchup to begin the 2013 season. Becca Smith made her pitchng debut with 10 strikeouts in the five innings.
April 25, 2012Four Mountain Lions Named to RMAC All-Conference TeamsThe Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference teams on Tuesday for the 2012 softball season. UCCS junior Lara Mathewson was named first team conference, sophomore Jessica Belsterling was named second team, true freshman Emily Jennings made the third team, and Junior Landry Davis made third team.
April 22, 2012UCCS Grabs Two from Colroado ChristianJohn Lennon and Paul Mcartney provide the theme for Saturday afternoon’s games with their classic melody, “With a little help from my friends.” Both Jessica Belsterling and Korey Kulpins got by Colorado Christian with a little help from their friends.
April 20, 2012Three Softball Players Named to RMAC Academic Honor RollThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball team recently had three players named to the 2012 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll. Erin Milburn, Jessica Belsterling and Melissa DeWitt were all honored.
April 19, 2012UCCS Manages Split with Mines; Honors Krebs, Fight Against LeukemiaA weeknight doubleheader is an odd enough occurrence in itself, but couple that with a jersey retirement and a moment of silence for Brett Smith, who recently passed away of leukemia, the sibling of player Becca Smith and you get a peculiar mix.
April 10, 2012Belsterling Named RMAC Pitcher of the WeekJessica Belsterling has been selected as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s Week 11 Pitcher of the Week. She helped lead the Mountain Lions Softball team to four straight home victories against the Black Hills State Yellow Jackets over the weekend.
April 7, 2012Mountain Lions Complete Weekend SweepEmily Jennings was as cool as the other side of the pillow Saturday going a combined 3-for-7 on the day with two home runs and six RBIs to lead the University of Colorado Colorado Springs past Black Hills State University in both games of their doubleheader at Mountain Lion Field.
April 6, 2012Mathewson Goes Deep Three Times in DoubleheaderOn what was a blustery day throughout, the wind was blowing just right for the Mountain Lion offense.
April 2, 2012Mountain Lion Softball Splits Weekend with NMHUThe UCCS Mountain Lions softball team was on the road this last weekend for two doubleheaders against the New Mexico Highlands University Cowgirls. The Mountain Lions managed to win two out of four and improve their conference record to 11-15.
March 17, 2012UCCS Splits With MesaEmily Jennings took care of the offense and Jessica Belsterling handle the defense as the University of Colorado Colorado Springs split a doubleheader with the Colorado Mesa University Mavericks by the scores of 3-1 and 6-14 Saturday afternoon at Mountain Lion Field.
March 15, 2012Mountain Lions Split Road Trip to MinesThe UCCS Softball team traveled to the Colorado School of Mines and ended up splitting a pair of games with the Orediggers on Wednesday.
March 10, 2012Mountain Lion Softball Team Can Only Win One of Four Against Fort LewisThe UCCS Mountain Lion softball team won the first game of the series against Fort Lewis 5-4, but could not get it done in the remining three games of the series as UCCS lost to the Skyhawks 10-6, 8-0, and 6-5. The Mountain Lions record drops to 6-6 RMAC, 8-8 overall.
March 4, 2012Offensive Explosion Forces Mountain Lions to Settle for Series SplitThe Western New Mexico Mustangs produced 36 runs on 41 hits in a double-header Sunday to hand the University of Colorado Colorado Springs two losses (17-11 and 19-6) and earn a series split at Mountain Lion Field.
March 3, 2012Mountain Lions Grab Two More RMAC WinsThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs got two more Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference wins Saturday as they defeated the Western New Mexico Mustangs 10-2 and 8-7 at Mountain Lion Field.
February 28, 2012Softball Team Produces Early Wins, National Statistical LeadersAlthough the softball season is only a few weeks old, UCCS’ hot start to the season has produced national leaders in various statistical categories. As of Sunday, February 26th, the national leaders (Top 50 within Division II) were posted with all major statistical categories by the NCAA and included a handful of Mountain Lions:
February 27, 2012Mountain Lions Take 3 of 4 From Metro in First RMAC Softball WeekendThe UCCS women's softball team completed a successful weekend against the Metro State Roadrunners, winning three of the four games played. The Mountain Lions (7-3 overall, 3-1 RMAC) beat up on the Roadrunners on their way to a hot start to the RMAC season.
February 21, 2012Belsterling Named RMAC Player of the WeekUCCS women's softball player Jessica Belsterling was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Player of the Week for Week 4 after her dominating performance in the RMAC/NSIC Crossover Tournament in Pueblo, CO.
February 18, 2012Mountain Lions Defeat Black Hills State and #13 Minnesota State-Mankato on Second Day of the RMAC/NSIC Crossover TournamentThe UCCS Women’s Softball team finished Saturday’s doubleheader with a much different feeling than the previous day at the RMAC/NSIC Crossover Tournament hosted by Colorado State University – Pueblo.
February 17, 2012UCCS Drops Season Opener to Winona StateThe UCCS Women’s Softball team began their 2012 season Friday playing Winona State in the RMAC/NSIC Crossover tournament hosted by Colorado State University – Pueblo.
February 17, 2012UCCS Battles, But Comes Up Short Against Concordia-St. PaulThe UCCS Women’s Softball team completed the Friday doubleheader by playing Concordia-St. Paul in their second game of the RMAC/NSIC Crossover Tournament hosted by Colorado State University – Pueblo.
October 11, 2011Softball Ranks No. 45 Nationally in GPA, Four Honored IndividuallyUCCS Softball team ranked No. 45 nationally in grade point average in 2010-11, according to National Fastpitch Coaches Association press release that was released on Monday.
May 5, 2011UCCS Falls to Metro State in First Round, Will Face Mesa State in Elimination GameBecca Smith held Metro State to just five hits but two of those were three-run homers as the Roadrunners defeated the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 7-3 Thursday in the first round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Softball Tournament.
May 3, 2011Three Mountain Lions Named to All-RMAC Softball TeamsThe Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference teams on Tuesday for the 2011 softball season. UCCS sophomore Lara Mathewson and junior Becca Smith were named to the second team while their true freshman teammate Jessica Belsterling made the third team.The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference teams on Tuesday for the 2011 softball season. UCCS sophomore Lara Mathewson and junior Becca Smith were named to the second team while their true freshman teammate Jessica Belsterling made the third team.
May 1, 2011Mountain Lions Headed to RMAC Playoffs After Split with MinesThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team did exactly what it needed to do to get itself into the playoffs as Becca Smith scattered eight hits in a 2-0 shutout of the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers in the opening game of Sunday’s doubleheader at CSM Softball Field. While the Mountain Lions dropped the second game 8-3, they came into the day needing one win to guarantee their advance to postseason play.
April 30, 2011Blanton's Four RBIs, Smith's Clutch Pitching Leads UCCS to Playoffs' DoorstepNobody likes clichés, but when the going gets tough, the tough REALLY DO get going.
April 25, 2011Four Softball Players Named to RMAC Academic Honor RollA quartet of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball players were named to the 2011 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll. Erin Milburn, Caitlin Connelly, Jenna Mott and Melissa DeWitt were all honored.
April 22, 2011Hathaway's Two Homers Help UCCS Split with Adams StateAmanda Hathaway hit two home runs , the first of which proved to be the game winner in the opener, as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs split its Friday doubleheader against the Adams State Grizzlies at Mountain Lion Field. UCCS won the first game 4-3 and Adams State took the second 8-5.
April 17, 2011UCCS Remains a Half Game Out of Playoff Position After Split with EaglesErin Milburn’s two-run double capped a three-run seventh inning as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs came from behind to beat the Chadron State Eagles 6-5 in Sunday’s opener at CSC Softball Field. Chadron State came back to win the second game 11-3.
April 16, 2011Blanton's Three-Run Shot, Brilliant Pitching Allows UCCS to Split with Chadron StateChristina Blanton’s three-run homer gave the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs a 4-2 victory in Saturday’s second game and allowed the Mountain Lions to split their doubleheader against the Chadron State Eagles.
April 9, 2011Blanton, Belsterling Lead UCCS to Sweep of New Mexico HighlandsChristina Blanton hit a grand slam in the opener and Jessica Belsterling drove in five runs in the second game as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs swept its doubleheader against the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls during Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference pod play Saturday at Mountain Lion Field.
April 8, 2011Milburn's Walk-Off Homer Salvages Split, Clinches Steel & Silver SeriesErin Milburn's walk-off home run gave the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs a 3-2 win in Friday's opener and allowed the Mountain Lions to split the day's doubleheader against the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves at Mountain Lion Field.
April 4, 2011Mountain Lions Declared Losers of a Tie GameAll losses are tough to take, but none more so than a game you didn’t actually lose.
April 2, 2011Mountain Lions Sweep First-Place Metro StateEntering this weekend’s series against the powerful Metro State Roadrunners, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team was hoping to break even in order to stay in the race for a playoff spot.
March 27, 2011Mountain Lions Split Four-Game Series Against Nebraska-KearneyThe University of Colorado at Colorado at Springs won the first two games but had to settle for a four-game split with the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers in games played March 25-26 at McCook Community College.
March 20, 2011Smith, Belsterling Shine as UCCS Splits with Western New MexicoBecca Smith pitched 14 outstanding innings and Jessica Belsterling hit two home runs as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs managed a split of Sunday’s doubleheader against the Western New Mexico Mustangs at Mountain Lion Field. UCCS won the first game 1-0 before dropping the second 7-6 in 12 innings.
March 19, 2011Mountain Lions Swept Despite Pair of Mathewson HomersLara Mathewson went a combined 5-for-8 and hit home runs in each game but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was swept in Saturday’s doubleheader by the Western New Mexico Mustangs at Mountain Lion Field.
March 12, 2011Blanton's Bomb Lift Mountain Lions to Split with RegisUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball coach Scott Person should be answering phones for the Psychic Hotline in the offseason.
March 6, 2011UCCS Recovers from Mesa State Comeback, Win in Seventh to Salvage SplitAn RBI single by Lara Mathewson and a sacrifice fly by Jessica Belsterling proved to be the difference as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs won Sunday’s second game 8-6 and salvaged a split of their doubleheader against the Mesa State Mavericks at Bergman Field.
March 5, 2011Leeling's Painful Record Helps UCCS Split Doubleheader at Mesa StateTahnea Leeling tied a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs record twice Saturday and the ice machine at the team’s Grand Junction hotel will be busy because of it.
February 26, 2011Connelly Gives Gift of Six RBIs on Her Birthday as UCCS SplitsCaitlin Connelly’s got the whole birthday thing backwards. She’s supposed to be the center of attention and get gifts from all her friends.
February 20, 2011Belsterling Throws Three-Hitter, Drives in Only Run to Lead UCCS Over Upper IowaJessica Belsterling threw a three-hit shutout and drove in the Mountain Lions lone run as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs completed its participation in the 2011 NSIC/RMAC Crossover Tournament with a 1-0 win Sunday morning over the Upper Iowa Peacocks.
February 19, 2011Hathaway's Homers Haunt HuskiesAmanda Hathaway hit two home runs and Jessica Belsterling pitched her second complete-game win in as many days to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 5-2 victory over the St. Cloud State Huskies Saturday morning at the RCTC Dome.
February 19, 2011Loss to Concordia St. Paul Evens UCCS' Tournament Record at 2-2Twice in one day proved to be one too many for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs pitcher Jessica Belsterling.
February 18, 2011Mountain Lions Feel at Home Indoors, Win First Game of Crossover TournamentJessica Belsterling and a pair of unlikely RBI producers turned the Mountain Lions' first-ever indoor softball game into an unqualified success.
February 13, 2011Mountain Lions Swept by No. 9 Nebraska-OmahaChristina Blanton and Caitlyn Connelly each hit sacrifice flies to drive home the only University of Colorado at Colorado Springs runs of the day as the Mountain Lions were swept in Sunday's doubleheader by the No. 9-ranked Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks at Mountain Lion Field.
February 12, 2011Mountain Lions Drop Pair to No. 9 Nebraska-OmahaWhen trying to shake of the sting of your worst season since 2001, starting off against the No. 9-ranked team in the country is a poor strategy.Or is it?
January 30, 2011Softball Preview: Improved Pitching Has UCCS Looking Like ContendersThe 2010 season was very, very long for UCCS softball coach Scott Peterson.
November 22, 2010Softball Signs California Pitcher Lindsey Buck to 2011-12 SeasonUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball coach Scott Peterson announced on Monday the addition of Lindsey Buck from Westfield High School (San Diego, Calif.) to his team with her signing of a National Letter of Intent. Adding Buck to the formidable pitching staff of Jenna Mott, Becca Smith, and Jessica Belsterling will lead to a deeper pitching staff in 2011-12.
June 5, 2010UCCS Softball Adds All-American PitcherScott Peterson has vowed that his University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball teams will not be caught short of pitching again.
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