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Melanie Schneider
Melanie  Schneider

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Peachtree City, Ga.

High School:
McIntosh

Height:
5-4

Position:
Midfielder

Birthdate:
05/23/1984

Graduated:
2006

About Schneider...

A tough competitor ... Will start at the attacking midfielder position ... A team leader ... Has the ability to take control of the midfield ... Has all the tools to be an All-American performer.

In 2004 (Junior)...

Served as co-captain along with fellow senior Sarah Kozey ... Played in 16 games and started 15 ... Sat out at the tail end of the season due to a bout with mono ... Recovered in time to make an appearance at the NCAA against UAB ... Scored the third most goals with 14, including two game winners ... Scored a goal and had an assist in the 3-2 victory over UNCG ... Put in a pair against VCU, including the game winner ... Scored goals in back-to-back games against Princeton and on the road against VT... Put in another goal and assist against Miami.

In 2003 (Sophomore)...

Trained with the Under-21 national team during the spring ... Earned a spot on the Second Team All-ACC squad ... Played in 18 games and started all but one ... Found the back of the net twice during the season, once against Liberty Sept. 4 and at Charlotte Oct. 7 ...Took nine shots on the season, including two against Clemson Oct. 21 ... Represented the Deacs on the UConn/adidas Classic All-Tournament team.

In 2002 (Freshman)...

Saw action in 21 games while starting 20 ... Had two goals and five assists as freshman ... Scored a goal and assisted the game-winning goal against Maryland Sept. 20 ... Served an assist in the double-overtime won at FSU Oct. 11 ... Chipped in a goal in the 4-0 shutout victory over Colorado College Oct. 20 ... Assisted the lone goal in the 2-1 loss against Virginia Oct. 26.

Background...

Powerade/McDonald's High School All-American ... One of 36 girls to play in the inaugural McDonald's High School All-Star Soccer Game ... Earned six varsity letters at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City, Ga., including one in track, one in basketball and four in soccer ... Two-year team co-captain ... Four-time team MVP ... Four-time all-region team selection ... Led Chiefs, ranked as high as second in the nation by the NSCAA her senior year and as high as first in 2000, to the state semifinals all four years and to the finals in 2000 and 2001 ... Three-time ODP Region III team selection.

Personal...

Born May 23, 1984 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. ... Parents are Andy & Judy Schneider ... Majoring in Education.

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