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Alex Melzer

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Darien, Conn.

High School:
Darien

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
Defensive Midfield

Birthdate:
09/11/1981

2004 Update
• Played in 11 games as a reserve short-stick d-middie.
• Honored as part of Senior Day vs. Penn (5/8).
• Played 15 of 16 games as second-string short stick in 2003.
• First career point on an assist to Dan LaMonica at Towson (3/8).

On Melzer: Expected to see most extensive playing time of his career as a senior short-stick defensive midfielder, along with fellow senior Drew Virk ... battled through a hip flexor injury during preseason camp ... drew valuable playing time as a sophomore and junior with hard work ... has good size and strength ... one of five Terps from the state of Connecticut.

As a junior (2003): Played 15 of 16 games as second-string short-stick defensive midfielder ... tallied first career point on an assist to Dan LaMonica at Towson (3/8), also had a groundball ... played key minutes on defense and had one groundball vs. Duke (3/2) ... switched to No. 14 last season after wearing No. 20 for the last two years ... named to the ACC and Maryland Honor Rolls.

As a sophomore (2002): Saw action in five games ... played vs. Hobart (2/23) and Mount St. Mary's (2/26) ... saw most significant playing time of his career as a short-stick defensive midfielder at Bucknell (3/12) as Carrington King sat out due to injury ... played late minutes in finale at UMBC (5/4).

As a freshman (2001): Played in four games in first college campaign ... played vs. Denver (2/24), saw action in three straight games at Mount St. Mary's (4/25), at Yale (4/28) and vs. UMBC (5/5) ... member of the Maryland Honor Roll.

Before Maryland: Played lacrosse, football and ice hockey at Darien High School in Darien, Conn. ... played three years of lacrosse under coach Jeff Bramier ... served as team captain of the Blue Wave as a senior ... won the Connecticut state title as a senior with current Terp teammate Lee Zink ... played in the super junior all-star game ... played four years of hockey as a winger ... lettered two times in football as a wide receiver.

Personal: Alexander Charles Melzer ... born Sept. 11, 1981 in Chicago, Ill. ... son of Jane and Bill Melzer ... brother of Jeff (28) and Katie (25) ... majoring in economics.

CAREER STATISTICS
Year	GP/GS	G	A	Pts.	Shots	EMG	GWG	GB	Pen
2001	4/0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0/0:00
2002	5/0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	0/0:00
2003	15/0	0	1	1	0	0	0	2	2/1:30
2004	11/0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	0/0:00
Totals	34/0	0	1	1	0	0	0	3	2/1:30

CAREER HIGHS
Assists: 1 at Towson (3/8/03)
Points: 1 at Towson (3/8/03)


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