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13   Melanie Kreusch
Melanie Kreusch

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Brussels, Belgium

High School:
Institut des Soeurs de Notre Dame

Height:
5-9

Position:
D/M


11/17/2014

Massachusetts Field Hockey Duo Picked For NFHCA All-Region

Allymohamed, Kreusch chosen for All-Northeast honors

11/08/2014

Field Hockey Falls To Richmond In Overtime Defensive Battle, 1-0

UMass drops Atlantic 10 Championship Game to host-Spiders

11/08/2014

UMass Versus Richmond Sets Up A-10 Championship Game

Minutewomen face Spiders with NCAA Tournament berth available for third consecutive season

11/07/2014

UMass Blanks Lock Haven, 2-0 In Atlantic 10 Semifinals

Field hockey advances to Atlantic 10 Championship Game for third consecutive season

11/06/2014

Six Minutewomen Picked For 2014 Atlantic 10 Laurels

Allymohamed named defensive player of the year for the third consecutive season

11/02/2014

FH vs. SLU

FH vs. SLU Photos by Thom Kendall '93

10/17/2014

FH VS. DAVIDSON

FH VS. DAVIDSON Photos by Thom Kendall '93

09/12/2014

FH vs. California

FH vs. California Photos by Thom Kendall '93

09/05/2014

FH vs. MAINE

FH vs. MAINE Photos by Thom Kendall '93

Photo Gallery: Melanie Kreusch

PRONUNCIATION: kursch

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) ... 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).

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.

Career Highs & Miscellaneous Statistics
Goals: 3, vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) (Oct. 5, 2014)
Assists: 1, 3x, last vs. Boston University (Oct. 19, 2014)
Points: 6, vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) (Oct. 5, 2014)
Game-Winning Goals: 3, last vs. Lock Haven (Nov. 7, 2014)
Multi-Goal Games: 1, vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) (Oct. 5, 2014)
Multi-Point Games: 8, last vs. Lock Haven (Nov. 7, 2014)
Hat Tricks: 1, vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) (Oct. 5, 2014)

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