April 30, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. -
Women's lacrosse midfielder Melissa Carelli and men's track and field hurdler Stephen Bigelow were named the University of Massachusetts Spring Scholar-Athletes of the Year on Wednesday at the weekly UMass Sports Luncheon.
| Melissa Carelli - Women's Lacrosse - Senior Midfielder - Hospitality And Tourism Management - 3.86 GPA
| Hailing from Maplewood, N.J., Carelli has started all 14 games she has played in this season and has 23 goals and 11 assists which places her fourth on the team with 34 points. The midfielder also has 25 draw controls, 17 groundballs and eight caused turnovers.
For her career, she has played in 64 career games with 47 goals and 16 assists. She was named to the All-Atlantic 10 First Team as a junior in 2013 in addition to her league academic honor. Carelli has been a member of the Atlantic Commissioner's Honor Roll during her career and has been a Dean's List member at UMass. Carelli and the women's lacrosse team is set to face Duquesne in the semi-finals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament in Richmond, Va., on May 2 at 3:30 PM.