7 Melissa Gavin
7 Melissa Gavin
Height: 5-3
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Duxbury, MA
High School: Duxbury
Position: F

2011: Became the fourth player in Yale history to earn Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors… First team All-Ivy selection… Named to NSCAA Mid Atlantic Region third team… NEWISA All-New England first team selection… Seven assists led the team and were tied for third in the Ivy League… Tied for sixth in the league with six goals and fifth with 19 points... Three of her goals and three of her assists came in Ivy play… Top scoring freshman overall in the league… Bulldogs were 4-1-1 in games where she scored a goal… Two-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

Before Yale: NSCAA All-American as a senior at Duxbury High School… Eastern Massachusetts Division 2 Player of the Year… All-New England selection… Two-time all-state selection… Patriot League leading scorer with 29 goals and 15 assists as a senior… Scored 69 goals and added 70 assists in her high school career... Named No. 69 on TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Top 100 Players To Watch List… Earned All-Scholastic honors from the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Patriot Ledger… 2010 team captain… Helped lead Duxbury to the 2008 Division 2 state championship… Played club soccer for the Scorpions SC, the 2011 Region I Premier League champions… Also won region titles in 2006 and 2008… Member of the Region I ODP team since 2006… Traveled to Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Russia with the team.

Personal: Father Ed was captain of the Babson College hockey team that won the Division III national championship in 1984.