Melissa Gonzalez

Field Hockey

  • 2012
Hometown: Mohegan Lake, NY
Current Residence: Coronado, CA
Born: 1989
 Joined National Team: 2010
Position: Defender
Number: 5
Caps: 123

BIO

The former University of Connecticut field hockey star earned her pivotal spot on the National Team in 2010. Gonzalez verified her importance at the Pan American Games be being a part of an outcome that made U.S. Field Hockey history. Her ability to secure vital goals, scoring during the final USA vs ARG series in Virginia this June, makes her a key athlete at her first Olympic Games appearance.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2012: Champions Challenge I (2nd, Dublin, Ireland)... U.S. Olympic Team (12th, London, England)
  • 2011: Pan American Team (1st, Guadalajara, Mexico)... Champions Challenge I Team (2nd, Dublin, Ireland)
  • 2010: First Team All-American...Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year 2010 Finalist for the Honda Sports Award for Field Hockey
  • 2009: NFHCA All-America First Team...NFHCA All-Mideast First Team...BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year...All-BIG EAST First Team...U.S. Junior World Cup Team
  • 2008: Member of the U.S. U21 National Team... U.S. Junior National Camp All-BIG EAST First Team...NFHCA All-America Third Team...NFHCA All-Mideast First Team... Enters collegiate season as UConn's top returning scorer
  • 2007: NFHCA All-Mideast Second Team...NCAA All-Final Four Team...All-BIG EAST Second Team... BIG EAST All-Tournament Team

IN THE NEWS

  • UConn Grad Looking To Make Olympics In Field Hockey. Courant.com, June 2, 2012
  • Lakeland graduate Gonzalez has an Olympic dream. Lohud.com, April 23, 2012


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