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#21 Melissa Mancuso
Position: 2nd Base/Short Stop
Bats: R
Throws: R
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hazlet, N.J.
High School: Raritan

As a junior (2012): Started in 28 games and saw action in 34...missed part of the season with a broken arm...played third base through most of the season...ended last two months of the season without an error...hit .246 on the year with 14 hits, five RBI and six doubles...hit three doubles with three RBI vs. Delaware State (April 25)...doubled against No. 19 Florida State to tie the game in the fourth inning with an RBI (May 5).

As a sophomore (2011): Saw action in eight games...hit .200 on the year with a hit vs. Longwood (March 5)...also had an RBI in that game.

As a freshman (2010): Saw action in 15 games with two starts on the year...was 4-for-4 in stolen bases...hit .333, going 9-for-6 at the plate...scored six runs and an RBI on the year...was 2-for-2 against Howard on March 10.

Before Maryland: Started at second base for her high school from 2005-09..team compiled a record of 22-7...named second team All-Shore, second team All-State, All-Monmouth Area team...led team in hits and RB... four-year varsity player.

Personal: Daughter of Vincent and Laurie Mancuso...has one sister, Stacie, and one brother, Adam...honor roll student in high school...worked as a volunteer coach...lists biggest sports thrill is playing in five ASA national championships..came to Maryland because of the academics and the athletics...also recruited by Virginia Tech...intends to study criminal justice and work in law enforcement.


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