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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


10/22/2014

Kreusch Earns Second ECAC Rookie Of The Week Award

Freshman midfielder tallied five points during two recent victories

10/22/2014

Minutewomen Duel Explorers In Friday Field Hockey Action

UMass to challenge La Salle in search of sixth consecutive A-10 victory

10/20/2014

Allymohamed, Kreusch Take In A-10 Weekly Awards

Duo combined for seven points during victories over Davidson, Boston University

10/19/2014

Field Hockey Defeats Boston University In Overtime Clash

Allymohamed scores game-winning penalty corner tally in the 82nd minute

10/17/2014

UMass Stymies Davidson In 4-0 Victory At Garber Field

Four different Minutewomen net one goal apiece in the win

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 ... 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.

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: 2, last vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) (Oct. 5, 2014)
Multi-Goal Games: 1, vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) (Oct. 5, 2014)
Multi-Point Games: 5, last vs. Boston University (Oct. 19, 2014)
Hat Tricks: 1, vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) (Oct. 5, 2014)

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