On Jones: Smart player and good leader ... solid one-on-one defender.
2008 (Junior): Strong defender for the Terps that played in 12 games off the bench.
2007 (Sophomore): Appeared in eight games and picked up a ground ball at UMBC (2/19) while causing a turnover against Johns Hopkins (3/21).
2006 (Freshman): Played in 10 games ... had a goal, two ground balls, and a draw control on the season ... recorded first-career goal at Boston College (4/22) on a free-position shot ... notched a ground ball against Ohio State (3/26) ... one draw control at Brown (3/11) ... picked up a ground ball in her first-career game against Ohio (2/19).
Prep: Local product who played for Sue Chittim at St. Mary's in Annapolis ... team captain as a senior in helping the Saints to an 18-3 record and an IAAM title ... also given the Coach's Award ... scooped 95 ground balls and forced 48 turnovers during her junior season for the Saints ... also scored 12 goals ... had 92 ground balls in helping lead the team to the state finals ... added eight goals and 46 defensive takeaways ... as a freshman scored five goals and grabbed 44 ground balls in helping St. Mary's to an 11-8-2 record ... helped the Mid Atlantic 1 team to the national title in 2004 ... All-Galaxy first team in 2003-04 ... played with England Crossover team in 1999 and 2001 ... chose Maryland over Loyola, Johns Hopkins, Virginia Tech and James Madison.
Personal: Melinda Carolyn Jones was born Mar. 21, 1987 ... daughter of Nancy and Gary Jones ... has one sister, Jessica ... member of the National Honor Society ... lists her parents as the people she admires most ... chose Maryland because of the coaching staff and team chemistry ... selected the Terps over Loyola and Johns Hopkins ... majoring in family studies.
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