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  Melanie McGovern

Melanie McGovern

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Somerdale, NJ.

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Career: Exploded for 16 goals and two assists last season, leading the team and CAA in goals scored...Second team All-CAA and All-State selection...Broke the ODU single season goals record...Named CAA Player of the Week (10/19) for her six goals over a three game stretch...Currently tied for second place on the career points list (63), ranks third for single season points and second on the career goals list (29)...Finished 2000 ranked 20th in the nation in goals per game (0.84)...Was unable to play in the final game of the regular season against Richmond and in the CAA Tournament against VCU due to injury...Voted the team MVP...As a sophomore, led the team in scoring with eight goals...Started all 19 games...As a freshman, finished second on the team in scoring with five goals and three assists for 13 points...Played in all 18 games, with 14 starts...Scored first collegiate goal against Canisius...Twin sister Maureen is a defender for the Lady Monarchs....Was a prolific scorer in high school, blasting 92 goals in her career, 30 during her senior year....Earned All-Conference, All-State, All-South Jersey, and Top-17 in Region honors at Triton...Also ran track her senior year, breaking school records in several events.

Personal: Born February 6, 1980...Daughter of Vince and Dolores McGovern...Has four sisters, Stefani (26), Kimberly (24), Colleen (22), and Maureen (21)...Member of the dean's list and Honors College...2000 CAA Scholar Athlete...Majoring in exercise science.

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