ACC Player of the Week (Oct. 11, 2011)
As a redshirt senior in 2011: Named to NFHCA All-Mid Atlantic Region Second Team and NFHCA Senior Game...started in 18 games...notched 19 saves in Terps' NCAA Tournament run, including 14 in NCAA Semfinals and Finals...tied career-high eight saves vs. No. 1 North Carolina in NCAA title game (Nov. 20)...had six saves for third career shutout vs. No. 2 Old Dominion in NCAA Semifinals (Nov. 18)...named ACC Player of the Week (Oct. 11)...had five saves vs. No. 1 Old Dominion (Oct. 14)...was one shy of her career-high seven saves at No. 8 Duke, including three in the last seven minutes to preserve a one-goal lead (Oct. 8)...notched four saves vs. Virginia (Sept. 30)...had five saves vs. Wake Forest (Sept. 24) and at No. 12 Old Dominion (Sept. 2)...notched three saves vs. No. 19 Boston University (Aug. 26).
As a redshirt junior in 2010: Started in 19 games, including all five ACC games, both ACC Tournament games and all four NCAA Tournament games...recorded 65 saves on the year...carried a GA Average of 1.71 and Save Percentage of .663...had career-high eight saves at No. 3 Virginia in a 2-1 double overtime win...had four or more saves in each game of the team's NCAA Tournament run, including six against No. 5 Connecticut in Second Round and five in NCAA Championship game...finished fifth in the ACC in saves with 3.42 per game...member of 2010 ACC and NCAA Championship team.
As a redshirt sophomore in 2009: Saw action in 9 games, earning 115 minutes in the goal...recorded ten saves on the year...played 21 minutes against California-Berkeley (Sept. 21) to preserve the 9-0 shutout victory...earned valuable minutes in three of the Terps' shutouts...recorded three saves in win over No. 20 Old Dominion (Oct. 16)...finished eighth in the ACC in saves on the year...averaged 1.11 saves per game...part of ACC Championship team and NCAA finalist team.
As a redshirt freshman in 2008: Saw time in nine games, including 19 minutes of the NCAA Quarterfinal victory over Duke (Nov. 16), where she registered a career-best four saves...saw her first collegiate action in the 8-1 victory over Old Dominion on Sept. 5...played the entire second half of versus Delaware (Oct. 19) and VCU (Oct. 30)...turned away a shot apiece against both the Blue Hens and Rams to preserve shutouts for the Terrapins.
Redshirted 2007 season.
Before Maryland: A four-year starting goalkeeper on the varsity field hockey team at Saint Basil Academy...holds the school record with 695 career saves...a two-time Catholic Academy League All-Star...in 2004, was first team All-Delaware Valley team at the Keystone State Games...ranked one of the top five goalies in Southeastern Pennsylvania...a U-19 Festival Pool Champion in 2005 and 2006 with Mystx club squad...also traveled to Australia and Argentina with club team...also a USFHA Futures participant.
Melissa Marie Vassalotti...daughter of Mary Kay and Dan Vassalotti...father, Dan, was an ice hockey player at St. Joseph's University from 1978-82...has two brothers, Steve and Danny...Steve is on the baseball team at Arcadia University...majoring in kinesiology...an honor roll student, also was a Student Council representative...a member of the community service corps.
VASSALOTTI'S CAREER HIGHS Saves: 8, twice, last vs. No. 1 North Carolina (Nov. 20, 2011) - NCAA Championship
VASSALOTTI'S CAREER STATISTICS