June 11, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - Former University of Connecticut field hockey standout Melissa Gonzalez has been selected to represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Gonzalez is the third Husky all-time to make the Olympic Team.
Tracey Fuchs played for Team USA at the 1988 and 1996 Olympics and Diane Madl represented the US in 1996.
Gonzalez completed her career at UConn with 27 goals and four assists for 68 points. A member of the United States National Team, Gonzalez was selected as a First Team All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association in 2010 and 2009 and earned Third Team honors in 2008.
The 2010 Mideast Region Player of the Year, Gonzalez is one of only five Huskies to hear All-Mideast Region status four times. Gonzalez was also selected as an All-BIG EAST First Team member in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and was crowned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year in each of the last two seasons.
In Gonzalez's four years as a Husky, the team qualified for four NCAA Tournaments and advanced to the 2007 National Semifinal and the 2010 Quarterfinal. Connecticut took home the championship hardware from two BIG EAST Tournaments and won the 2007 and 2008 BIG EAST Regular Season Championship.