6 - Rachael Melendez
Rachael Melendez
Height: 5-4
Year: Junior
Hometown: Vermillion, Ohio
High School: Firelands
Position: F

2011 - Junior Season: Played in 19 matches, starting 18 times...ranked fifth on the team in points (5) and third in shots (33)...totaled 14 shots on goal...scored two goals in season opener vs. Madonna (Aug. 19)...had an assist and three shots at Indiana State (Aug. 26)...took two shots on goal vs. Louisville (Sept. 11)...took three shots, all on goal, vs. Wright State (Sept. 24)...had three shots vs. Xavier (Sept. 29)...took season-high five shots at Valparaiso (Oct. 19)...made clinching PK in shootout in league tourney at Valparaiso (Nov. 1).

2010 - Sophomore Season: Started 19 of the season's 20 matches...third on the team with nine points...scored three goals with three assists...totaled 31 shots, 18 on goal...scored two goals and added an assist vs. Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 3)...assisted on game-winner in win over Saint Louis (Sept. 10)...had four shots at IUPUI (Sept. 29)...tallied an assist at Green Bay (Oct. 8)...scored a goal at Detroit (Oct. 17).

2009 - Freshman Season: Played in 18 matches, starting 12...recorded a goal and an assist...scored a goal in win over Western Illinois (Aug. 30)...had an assist vs. Purdue (Aug. 23)...had seven shots on goal for the season.

High School: Three-year all-Lorain County and All-Greater Cleveland honoree...selected first team All-Ohio as a senior in 2008...named second team all-state as a junior...voted Lorain County Player of the Year in junior and senior seasons...2008 All-Greater Cleveland Player of the Year...scored 102 career goals in high school including a record 60 as a senior...added 22 assists during 2008...competed on ODP state team for two years...played for coach Andrew Marsh on PSA United club team.

Personal: Accounting major.