The team also honored its seniors for their dedication to the program.
Gonzalez Tabbed Best Player of Tournament
Shootout Goal Lifts USA Past England
July 8-23 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Collins, Heistand, Iacobucci and Umstead in USA Pipeline
Images of the 2011 UConn graduate playing in the 2012 Olympics.
Images of the London Olympics participants with UConn ties.
USA Field Hockey
10/17 Sherman Complex
10/9 Sherman Complex
- 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
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
Melissa Ann Gonzalez...daughter of Felix and Yolanda Gonzalez...anticipates a career in medicine...exploratory major...born Jan. 24, 1989 in Cortlandt, N.Y.
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