On April 11th 2018, Keilee Burke, Tannor Fischer, Aaron Krueger, Mitchell Dunahoo, Elicia Jackson, and Alina Holguin will be signing their National Letter of Intent to continue their academic and athletic careers. The ceremony will be held at the Belton Athletic Complex at 4:00pm on Wednesday April 11th. We invite you to attend as we celebrate the accomplishments of these athletes.
Keilee Burke – Basketball – Hardin Simmons
Keilee was a varsity starter all 4 years of her high school career at Belton High School. She was named All District 3 years and Academic All District 4 years. This season Keilee led the team in Assists, Rebounds (255), Blocked shots, Deflections, and Steals. She was a force inside as well as on the perimeter, at times during the season Keilee would play the point guard for our team. The team would always look to her for leadership and confidence. We are very excited to see her develop as a player at the next level, which we feel Hardin Simons is fortunate to have her potential. We know Keilee will have a successful career in college.
Tannor Fischer – Baseball – Temple College
2018 graduate of Belton High School. A two year letterman and one year starter as a catcher for the Tiger Baseball team. Bats right handed in the middle of the Tiger lineup. Battled through adversity his Junior year with an injury that kept him off the field, now he is the starting catcher for the 2018 Tiger team. Having him in the lineup everyday with his speed puts a lot of pressure on the defense. A great competitor on and off the field, currently in the top 20% of his graduating class.
With his athleticism and speed, Tanner can play multiple positions in baseball and will be a great addition to Temple College. We are extremely proud of him continuing to play at the next level. Congratulations Tanner on signing with Temple College!
Aaron Krueger – Baseball – Temple College
2018 graduate of Belton High School. A three year letterman and two year starter as a pitcher and third basemen for the Tiger baseball team. A right handed pitcher with a very good curveball, change up and a power hitter from the left side. Though his talents lead him on the field, the backbone of his success stems from hard work and dedication for the sport. A fierce competitor that brings a toughness mentality to the diamond and a never quit attitude. Not only his he a talented baseball player, he is also a great student. Amongst the top ranked students in his class, his dedication to academics is as important to him as baseball and will seek a business degree in accounting. If the combination of being a good baseball player and student aren’t enough, he is an even better human being. A bit of a quiet jokester, a great teammate and a joy to have on the team. Congratulations on signing with Temple College!
Mitchell Dunahoo – Football – Texas State
Mitchell Dunahoo (Rover/OLB), a two-year letterman for the Tigers, has committed to play at Texas State University for the upcoming football season. Mitchell proved to be an asset to the Tiger defense for the 2017 season, starting every game and playing his part in getting his team back to the playoffs. Dunahoo originally played at the wide receiver position his first two years but made the change to Rover at the start of his junior year. During the transition, Mitchell found his role on special teams, proving his capability of being a playmaker for the Tigers. He adapted quickly on the defensive side of the ball, resulting in a starting position going into his senior year. Dunahoo finished this past season with 65 total tackles (50 solo), five tackles for a loss, two interceptions and one caused fumble. Known for his ambition, and ability to rise to the occasion, Mitchell now seeks to make his mark in San Marcos, competing at the next level of play.
Elicia Jackson – Volleyball – McMurry University
Elicia Jackson will sign a letter of commitment on April 11, 2018, to continue her volleyball career as a Warhawk for McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. Elicia was a three-year varsity letterman for the Belton volleyball program, as well as a gifted, academically minded student-athlete. In addition, she served as a dual sport athlete for her sophomore and junior seasons, competing in basketball as well. Her drive and determination earned her accolades both on and off the court during her high school experience. Elicia is a witty, funny, smiling person off the court, and has an incredible intense, competitive spirit while on the court.
Elicia stepped up early to fill a middle blocker role as a young sophomore on varsity. Her athleticism allowed for her to have moments of greatness. By her junior season, Elicia had experienced a year of varsity and was ready to improve her personal game. Jackson’s dedication earned her a 2016 District 8-6A All-District First Team selection.
Elicia’s most impressive play occurred within her senior season, as she helped lead the Belton Tigers to a third place district finish and Bi-District Championship. Elicia earned the District 8-6A MVP Blocker of the Year, as well as 8-6A Academic All-District Team. Elicia’s performance earned her a spot on the 2017 Super Centex Volleyball Second Team, and the Texas Sports Writers’ Association (TSWA) All-State Volleyball Third Team. Her excellence in the classroom elevated her among her peers to be selected for the Texas High School Coaches’ Association Academic All-State Honorable Mention team, and the Texas Association of Volleyball Coaches 6A All-State Academic Team. This dedication on and off the court will certainly serve her well as she plans on pursuing a degree in Business.
Elicia’s leadership and court presence will definitely be missed, but her Belton Volleyball family is excited for her future as a McMurry Warhawk!
Alina Holguin – Softball – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Alina Holguin will continue her softball career by signing a letter of commitment to play with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. Alina is a one year letter for the softball program at Belton High School. She is not only an accomplished athlete, but is an outstanding student as well.
Alina came to Belton from Chapin High School in El Paso at the start of her senior year. She lettered for Chapin High School’s softball team in her junior season. During her junior season, she batted .408 in 52 plate appearances. She scored 17 runs, had 20 RBI’s, 3 doubles, 1 triple, and 2 homeruns. Chapin High School made it to the Regional Final during Alina’s junior season and she was named honorable mention all-district.
Here in Belton, Alina has proven herself to be a reliable outfielder and an excellent base runner. Thus far, Alina has compiled an on base percentage of .462 and has proven to be excellent on the base path in key situations.
Since moving to Belton, Alina has shown her abilities, not only on the field or court, but also in the classroom. She is currently ranked 84th in her class. Alina applied and has been accepted into the top Aerospace Engineering program in the country. She is ready to continue her athletic career and education. Alina is excited to be an Eagle!
“Alina is a hard worker in the classroom, in the weight room, or on the field. She always has a smile on her face and has had a definite presence since coming to Belton. I am excited to see her continue her career at the next level.” –Coach Blackburn.
Congratulations Alina! We look forward to seeing what the rest of your softball career holds! Embry-Riddle is lucky to get you!