Collegiate accolades: America East All-Rookie Team (‘09); America East Rookie of the Week, once (‘09).
As a sophomore in 2010: Started all 21 games; recorded two points with one goal against Holy Cross (Sept. 18); critical link in the midfield as a transition from defense to offense.
As a freshman in 2009: Started all 19 games; recorded five points on two goals and an assist; tallied two points with one goal in five America East league games; recorded her first career point with a goal at Davidson on Sept. 25, and it proved to be the game-winning goal; also tallied an assist in that game for a career-high three points; also had a goal vs. Fairfield (Oct. 24).
Misc: USA Field Hockey Junior Women’s National Championship participant in 2010 and 2011.
High School: Melyssa is a ‘09 graduate of Glens Falls High School, where she lettered in field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse; won a bronze medal at the ‘08 National Futures Tournament; also competed at that event in ‘07; Empire State Games competitor in 2007 (bronze medalist) and 2008; All-State Team in 2008; also named the Post-Star Player of the Year and to the Foothills Council All-Star First Team in ‘08; Post-Star Second Team and Foothills Council First Team in ‘07; Times Union All-Star Team in ‘07; Post-Star All-Star First Team in ‘06; led GFHS to the Section II Class B championship in 2005, 2006 and 2008; Class B state runner-up in ‘06; tallied 15 goals and five assists as a senior to increase her five-year totals to 65 goals and 21 assists; had a single-season high of 23 goals as a sophomore; also played for the ADK club team.
Personal: Born 3/7/91 in Syracuse, N.Y.; daughter of Larry and Debbie Woods; her father lettered in cross country and track at Rutgers University (1977-81); her cousin, Meghan Cloonan, is currently on the Lafayette College field hockey team; major is psychology.