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#16 Melissa Black
Position: Back
Year: Freshman
City/State: Lansdale, Pa.
High School: Methacton

Career Games Played/Started: 68/65
Career Scoring Stats: 2 goal, 4 assists, 8 points

2007:  Played in all 17 games for the Red and Blue, starting each contest ... Scored her only goal of the season in Penn’s 2-0 win at Bucknell (10/7) ... Tallied an assist during the Quakers’ 5-1 victory over Dartmouth (9/29) ... Solidified the defensive position for Penn, recording one defensive save against Cornell (9/15).

2006: Named to the NFCA Division I National Academic Squad ... Saw action in all 17 games for the Quakers, starting 16 ... Scored first collegiate goal against Cornell (9/16) ... Tallied assists against Lafayette (9/13), Villanova (9/27) and Lock Haven (10/8). 

2005: Named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I Academic Squad ... Started all 17 games ... Had a shot against Drexel (9/4).

2004: Ivy League Rookie of the Year ... Named Second-Team All-Ivy ... Garnered Women’sfieldhockey.com All-Rookie Squad honors and National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I Academic Squad honors ... Started 15 of 17 games ... Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week (9/25) for her help in Penn’s 2-1 victory over No. 14 Delaware (9/26) and again on Oct. 24 for her help in shutting out Georgetown (10/20) and Yale (10/23) ... Recorded five shots.

High School: Two-year letterwinner in field hockey ... Team MVP as a junior and senior ... Captain of field hockey and soccer ... 2002 and 2003 first-team Suburban 1 All-League ... Suburban 1 All-League in both soccer (2003, 2004) and basketball (2003) ... 2002 and 2003 first team all-area in field hockey ... Selected to the 2003 Philadelphia All-Star Game and named second-team all-state for field hockey ... Member of the gold medal-winning team at the 2002 National Hockey Festival ... Nominated for Who’s Who Among American High School Students ... National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honors Society member ... Recipient of the U.S. Achievement Academy National Science Award ... Named to the NFHCA High School National Academic Squad.

Personal: Born Jan. 6, 1986 ... Daughter of Alida and Rich Freeman ... Enrolled in the College of the Arts and Sciences as a geology major.

 


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