Payton Belella ‘18 joined the Hood College volleyball coaching staff in the summer of 2019 after finishing a standout career for the Blazers.
A three-year captain, she was a three-time All-Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth selection, including second team honors as a freshman and a senior. Belella set the school record for career assists and owned the top four single-season totals in school history when she graduated. She was the first player in school history with 1,000 assists and 1,000 digs. In the classroom, she was a MAC Academic Honor recipient. As a senior, Belella received the Kim Servedio Award for sincerity, selflessness, and optimism at Hood’s senior athletic awards.
She also served as a three-year 17U/18U club coach for the Washington County Juniors Volleyball Club.
Belella graduated from Hood in December 2018 with a degree in biology.