Melissa Gonzalez

Field Hockey

Name: Melissa Gonzalez
Sport: Field Hockey
Position: Midfield
DOB: 1/24/1989
Birthplace: Cortlandt, New York
Hometown: Mohegan Lake, New York
High School: Lakeland High School
College: University of Connecticut
Olympic Experience
  • London 2012 Olympic Games (12th, London, England)
World Championship Experience
  • Gold - 2015 Pan American Games (Toronto, Canada)
  • Gold - 2014 Champions Challenge (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Gold - 2013 World League Round 2 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Gold - 2011 Pan American Games (Guadalajara, Mexico)
  • Silver - 2012 Champions Challenge I (Dublin, Ireland)
  • 4th - 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup (The Hague, The Netherlands)
  • 5th - 2015 World League Round 3 (Valencia, Spain)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016: Series against Canada (Chula Vista, Calif.), Series against Chile (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Holland (Hilversum, The Netherlands)
  • 2015: Series against Argentina (Lancaster, Pa.), 8 Nations Tournament (5th, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand), Series against Ireland (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Great Britain (Marlow, England), Series against Japan (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 2013: Four Nations (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • 2010: Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year, 2010 Finalist for the Honda Sports Award for Field Hockey, First Team All-American (UConn)
  • 2009: All-BIG EAST First Team, BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year, NFHCA All-Mideast First Team, NFHCA All-America First Team (UConn), U.S. Junior World Cup Team
  • 2008: Member of the U.S. U-21 National Team, Junior National Camp Selection, Enters collegiate season as UConn's top returning scorer, NFHCA All-America Third Team, All-BIG EAST First Team (UConn)
  • 2007: BIG EAST All-Tournament Team, All-BIG EAST Second Team, NCAA All-Final Four Team, NFHCA All-Mideast Second Team (UConn)
Personal: Daughter of Felix and Yolanda Gonzalez
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The former University of Connecticut field hockey star earned her pivotal spot on the National Team in 2010. Gonzalez verified her importance at the 2011 Pan American Games by being a part of an outcome that made USA Field Hockey history. Gonzalez made her first Olympic Games appearance in the London 2012 Games and was a part of the 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup squad that impressed the world with a fourth place finish.

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