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    Melissa Gonzalez
    Melissa Gonzalez
    Hometown:
    Mohegan Lake, New York

    High School:
    Lakeland

    Position:
    Volunteer Assistant Coach

    Olympics:
    2012

    04/15/2014

    Two Former Huskies Headline International Field Hockey News

    Easty Leads Canada to Pan-Am Indoor Gold While Gonazlez Earns U.S. Roster Spot for Champions Challenge

    01/06/2014

    Bolles Featured in Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd

    National Player of the Year Profiled in SI's Dec. 23 Issue

    09/28/2013

    Melissa Gonzalez and USA Field Hockey to Play Argentina for Pan American Cup Gold Medal

    USA and Argentina Play Saturday at 8 p.m.

    06/28/2013

    Marie Elena Bolles Selected to USA Field Hockey Junior World Cup Team

    Junior World Cup Set for July 27-August 4 in Germany

    06/23/2013

    Melissa Gonzalez Makes 100th Appearance with USA Field Hockey National Team

    Gonzalez Is One of Six Players on Team USA With at Least 100 Caps

    07/30/2012

    Melissa Gonzalez London Olympics Gallery (AP)

    Images of the 2011 UConn graduate playing in the 2012 Olympics.

    07/12/2012

    UConn Olympics Photo Gallery

    Images of the London Olympics participants with UConn ties.

    06/28/2012

    Olympic Field Hockey Trials and Celebration

    USA Field Hockey

    10/17/2009

    Field Hockey vs Syracuse

    10/17 Sherman Complex

    10/09/2009

    Field Hockey vs UMass

    10/9 Sherman Complex

    Career Highlights

    • Member of the 2012 US Olympic Team
    • 2010 NFHCA All-America First Team
    • 2010 NFHCA Mideast Region Player of the Year
    • 2010 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year
    • 2010 All-BIG EAST First Team
    • 2010 NFHCA All-Mideast Region First Team
    • 2010 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team
    • Finalist for the 2010 Honda Sports Award
    • Member of U-21 U.S. National Team
    • 2009 NFHCA All-America First Team
    • 2009 NFHCA All-Mideast First Team
    • 2009 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year
    • 2009 All-BIG EAST First Team
    • 2009 U.S. Junior World Cup Team
    • 2008 U.S. Junior National Camp
    • 2008 All-BIG EAST First Team
    • 2008 NFHCA All-America Third Team
    • 2008 NFHCA All-Mideast First Team
    • 2007 NFHCA All-Mideast Second Team
    • 2007 NCAA All-Final Four Team
    • 2007 All-BIG EAST Second Team
    • 2007 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team

    2010
    Started in all 22 games for the Huskies, scoring two goals and dishing-out four assists ... Anchored a UConn backline that finished third nationally in goals against average ... Scored a goal in UConn's 3-0 victory over Maine on August 29 and added a score in the 4-0 victory at Drexel on September 19 ... Honored as the National Field Hockey Coaches Association First Team All-American as the NFHCA Mideast Region Player of the Year ... Voted as the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year for the second-straight season.

    2009
    Named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-America Team...starting forward in all 22 games...recorded 14 points on the season (six goals, two assists)...tallied a goal in the second game of the season against Fairfield (8/30)...recorded three goals in four games against Yale (10/11), Northeastern (10/14) and Boston University (10/21).

    2008
    Enters season as UConn's top returning scorer after ranking third on the team in points as a sophomore with 24 and second in goals scored with 10...a member of the U.S. U-21 National Team...started 20 games in 2008...led the 2008 U.S. Pan American Games Team to a gold medal...also represented the U.S. on the 2009 Junior World Cup Team this past summer...tallied 10 goals, four assists and 24 points as a sophomore...was featured in Sports Illustrated's "Faces In The Crowd" section in October...was named All-BIG EAST First Team for the first time in her career...also was selected to the All-Mideast Region First Team...was a third-team NFHCA All-America choice...scored a career-high three goals vs. Rutgers (10/25)...other multiple goal game featured two goals at Quinnipiac (10/1)...scored game-winning goal in 1-0 victory against then-No. 1 Syracuse (10/18)...named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in her career on Oct. 19.

    2007
    Enjoyed a tremendous freshman season as she established herself as one of the top offensive players in the BIG EAST...named second team All-BIG EAST and second team All-Mideast Region...also selected to the 2007 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team... tallied nine goals and four assists over 25 starts...was the only freshman and one of only eight players on the squad to open each of the team's 25 games as a starter... ranked fourth on the squad with 22 points... tallied three game-winning goals...ranked 10th among BIG EAST Conference leaders in goals (10)...tallied a goal in NCAA first round win over UMass (11/10)...registered back-to-back game-winning goals against Boston College (10/24) and Providence (10/27)...handed out two assists in win at Syracuse (10/21)...tallied a goal and an assist in win over Michigan State (9/14)... recorded first multi-goal game of her career with two scores, including the game-winner at Michigan (9/9).

    High School
    Guided Lakeland (N.Y) High School to a four-year record of 82-5-2, including two state championships...during her senior campaign, Gonzalez guided the Hornets to a perfect 24-0 mark and the state championship while breaking the school's career marks for most goals, assists and points in a career...was a national All-America choice following both her junior and senior seasons...was a member of four consecutive league championship squads...was named a regional All-America selection as a sophomore...four-time All-State choice...also lettered in soccer and lacrosse during her prep career.

    Personal
    Melissa Ann Gonzalez...daughter of Felix and Yolanda Gonzalez...anticipates a career in medicine...exploratory major...born Jan. 24, 1989 in Cortlandt, N.Y.