Field Hockey


13   Melanie Kreusch
Melanie  Kreusch


Brussels, Belgium

High School:
Institut des Soeurs de Notre Dame




UMass Quartet Invited to U.S. Young Women's National Championship

Four Minutewomen vie for roster spots on Under-21 National Team with participation


Field Hockey Hosts 2015-16 Team Banquet

Minutewomen celebrate their 2015 A-10 Championship, NCAA Tournament berth


Massachusetts Trio Picks Up NFHCA All-Region Accolades

Delario takes in first team; Hawkshaw, Kreusch selected to second team


Field Hockey Falls In NCAA First Round Despite Comeback Effort

Minutewomen score twice late, but drop contest to No. 2 nationally ranked Syracuse, 4-2


Stalwart Defense Leads UMass to Shutout of Kent State

Delario scores lone goal in 1-0 victory, Minutewomen head to Syracuse for NCAA First Round



FH VS. BC Photos by Thom Kendall '93



FH VS. STANFORD Photos by Thom Kendall '93



FH VS. DARTMOUTH Photos by Thom Kendall '93



FH VS. UMASS LOWELL Photos by Thom Kendall '93


FH vs. SLU

FH vs. SLU Photos by Thom Kendall '93

Photo Gallery: Melanie Kreusch


Kreusch With The U.S. National Program: Traveled with the U.S. U19 Team for a week-long training program in Belgium (April 4-11, 2015) ... Selected to the U.S. Young Women's National Championship (June 22-26, 2015) ... Earned a spot at the 2015 U.S. U21 Junior National Camp (June 30 - July 3) following participation in the 2015 Young Women's National Championship ... Invited to the 2016 United States Young Women's National Championship (June 28 - July 3).

2015 - Sophomore: Game-by-Game Statistics ... Atlantic 10 Championship Most Outstanding Player ... Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team ... Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team ... Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Team ... Produced 25 points via 11 goals and three assists, the most conversions and second-highest points total among Minutewomen ... Made each of her three penalty stroke attempts ... Placed 26 of her 51 shots on-target ... Spread her scoring out across 10 of her 21 appearances ... Tallied a goal on a penalty corner and stopped one shot for a defensive save during the season-opener against New Hampshire (8/29) ... Added conversions in back-to-back games with one each at Boston University (8/30) and Northeastern (9/3) ... Scored on a penalty corner try during the 4-3 win over UMass Lowell in the 2015 Kennedy Cup (9/11) ... Helped on a UMass conversion against Dartmouth (9/13) ... Scored once and had a defensive save against Saint Joseph's (9/18) ... Added her sixth goal of the year versus VCU (10/16) ... Totaled a hat trick against Saint Joseph's (11/6) in the team's 5-2 comeback win during the Atlantic 10 Championship semifinal round ... Factored into each of the three UMass goals scored against Richmond in the shutout win over the Spiders during the Atlantic 10 Championship Game (11/7) with two tallies and an assist on the game-winning goal ... Won Atlantic 10 Championship Most Outstanding Player with 11 points over the two contests (five goals, one assist) ... Helped out on one UMass goal at No. 2 Syracuse during the NCAA Tournament First Round game on Nov. 11.

2014 - Freshman: Game-by-Game Statistics ... Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year ... NFHCA Second Team All-Northeast Region ... Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team ... Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team ... Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team ... ECAC Rookie of the Week (10/22) ... ECAC Rookie of the Week (10/8) ... Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (10/20) ... Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (10/6) ... Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (9/8) ... UMass Co-Athlete of the Week (10/6) ... Led Massachusetts with 24 points earned through 10 goals and four assists ... Was tops among Minutewomen with her double-digit goals total ... Scored the game-winning goals over Maine (9/5), Saint Francis (10/5) and Lock Haven (11/7) ... Ranked tied for third in the A-10 for goals and game-winning goals, tied for fifth in points, seventh in goals per game and ninth in points per game ... Was third during league-only competition in goals (6) and goals per game (0.75) while she ranked fifth for points (13) and points per game (13) ... Started in her first collegiate game when UMass opened its 2014 slate against No. 1 Maryland (8/29) at the Nook in Lancaster, Pa ... Scored the game-winning goal in overtime on Sept. 5 when UMass defeated Maine, 3-2 ... Earned her first collegiate hat trick with three goals during the 3-2 win over Saint Francis (Pa.) on Oct. 5 ... Is the only freshman in available team game-by-game history dating back to the 2001 season with three or more goals in a single game ... Picked up ECAC Rookie of the Week, Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week and UMass Co-Athlete of the Week following her performances against Lock Haven and Saint Francis (Pa.) ... Helped out on one tally when the Minutewomen defeated Saint Joseph's, 3-2 on the road (10/10) for her third consecutive game with at least one point ... Assisted on one goal at Columbia (10/12) ... Secured one goal during the 4-0 victory over Davidson (10/17) ... Earned another assist versus Boston University (10/19) when Lauren Allymohamed scored an ovetime game-winner to seal the 2-1 win ... Scored on a penalty corner against No. 7 Syracuse (11/1) ... Converted a penalty corner for a goal during the 5-1 win over Saint Louis (11/2) ... Scored once and helped out on another UMass goal during the 2-0 shutout of Lock Haven during the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals (11/7) ... Made one defensive save in the Atlantic 10 Championship Game loss at Richmond (11/8).

Before UMass: Started competing in field hockey at age five at Baudouin as part of a boys team ... Won the Lille International Tournament as part of Baudouin Mixed Team in 2007 ... Member of the Flanders Provincial Team from 2008-10 as the squad placed second in 2009 and earned the league championship in 2010 ... Member of the U15 Belgium National Team from 2010-11 and the U18 squad in 2012-13 ... Took second at the European U16 Tournament in Valencia in 2012 ... Played midfield for La Rasante in Belgium's Lady's Honors Division.

Personal: Daughter of Jean Kreusch and Teresa Nehra ... Has one brother, Mathieu ... Dual citizen of the United States and Belgium.

Career Highs & Miscellaneous Statistics
Goals: 3, twice, last at Saint Joseph's (Nov. 6, 2015)
Assists: 1, 7x, last at #2 Syracuse (Nov. 11, 2015)
Points: 6, twice, last at Saint Joseph's (Nov. 6, 2015)
Game-Winning Goals: 4, last at Saint Joseph's (Nov. 6, 2015)
Multi-Goal Games: 2, last at Saint Joseph's (Nov. 6, 2015)
Multi-Point Games: 19, last at Saint Joseph's (Nov. 6, 2015)
Hat Tricks: 2, last at Saint Joseph's (Nov. 6, 2015)
Defensive Saves: 1, 3x, last vs. Saint Joseph's (Sept. 18, 2015)


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