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


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.


  • 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


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

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