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Melissa Murowski
Melissa  Murowski


Warren, N.J.

High School:
Watchung Hills Regional High School




On Murowski: One of the most critical players on the field for the Wildcats ... Anchor of the midfield who links the defense to the attack ... Can handle offensive scoring responsibilities when needed ... One of the most energetic players on the squad ... Tireless worker who can win any ball away from an opponent ... Plays bigger than her size ... Connects well to the back four defenders.

2006: Key contributor in the midfield ... Stepped back into defense when needed and also impacted the front line ... Drew the attention of other teams and coaches during the season ... Selected to NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region third team and All-BIG EAST third team ... Started in all 22 games ... Contributed goals in wins over Fairleigh Dickinson and DePaul and an assist in a victory against Georgetown ... Her goal against FDU was the first game-winner of her career.

2005: Appeared in all 19 games and made 16 starts ... Key contributor as a defensive midfielder to link the back for defenders to the offensive attack ... Helped the defense shut out the opposition seven times and assisted an offense that recorded 28 goals ... Ranked fifth on the team with 1,218 minutes played ... Started all 10 Big East games ... Managed 16 shots on the season.

2004: Chosen for the Soccer Buzz All-Freshman team ... Valuable player in both the back and midfield ... Played in all 22 games with 16 starts ... Scored one goal and had two assists ... The lone goal tied the game against Connecticut in the Big East semifinals and sent the game to overtime ... Had an assist against Yale in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Club Team and ODP Experience: Club team is PDA Galaxy ... Led club squad to State Cup Championships in 2001 and 2003 and regional titles in 2001 and 2003 ... Five-year member of the New Jersey state ODP team and a member of the Region I pool in 1999 ... Played on the same club team as current Villanova teammate Kaley Guthrie.

Watchung Hills Regional High School: School's all-time leading goal scorer ... All-State performer in 2003 ... North II All-State Group IV in 2004 ... First team All-Group IV honors in 2002 and 2003 ... Three-time first team All-Conference and All-County selection ... Second team All-Area pick and the Freshman of the Year in 2000 ... Led team to Skyland Conference titles in 2002 and 2003 ... Watchung Hills also won a Group 3 Sectional state title in 2001 and Group 4 Sectional state title in 2002.

Academic and Community Honors: Member of the National Honor Society ... Spent the summer of 2006 studying Spanish in Chile with Wildcat teammate Jenna Gordon.

Personal: Born 3/26/86 ... Daughter of Paul and Vivian Murowski ... Majoring in Psychology.