Sunday, November 7, 2010

Melendez closes impressive sophomore season as Butler falls in Horizon League title match

Firelands’ Rachael Melendez closed out her sophomore season at Butler as Milwaukee defeated the Bulldogs, 5-0 in the championship match of the Horizon League Tournament at the Butler Bowl on Sunday.

This closes Butler’s season with a 9-11 record.

Melendez played and started in 19 games this season and is third in scoring. She scored three goals and assisted on three others.

Last year as a freshman, she played in 18 matches, including 12 starts. She recorded her first college goal in a win over Western Illinois (Aug. 30) and recorded her first assist against Purdue (Aug. 23).

At Firelands, she was All-Ohio her senior season, along with All-Lorain County three times and an All-Greater Cleveland selection. She was also named All-Ohio Second Team as a junior. She was also named the Lorain County Player of the Year her junior and senior season. She scored 102 career goals in high school including 60 as a senior.

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