2006 Photo Gallery
Venechanos On Zwick: Melynda has great vision and understands the game well on the attack ... she is one of our playmakers and is a `quarterback' as she directs our offense ... we are looking for her to be a leader on the attack.
2008 (Senior): Game-By-Game Statistics
2007 (Junior): Game-By-Game Statistics
Started all 17 games on attack where she tied for second on the team in total points (41) ... third leading scorer with 27 goals and second on the team in assists with 14 ... all three totals were career-best marks ... also had four draw controls, three caused turnovers and two groundballs ... tallied three hat tricks and eight multi-goal games ... scored a career-high four goals twice: vs. Albany (3/10) and at St. Bonaventure (4/22) ... had a career-high three assists against La Salle (4/29) to finish with five points.
Ranked 9th in the Atlantic 10 in assists per game (0.82).
In season finale against La Salle, scored two goals and notched three assists for her second five-point game of the season.
Had one assist and one draw control in win over Saint Joseph's (4/27).
Scored a career high four goals on six shots in loss to St. Bonaventure (4/22).
Served up an assist in win at Duquense (4/20).
Tallied a goal against Richmond (4/15).
Credited with one assist against George Washington (4/8).
Tallied two goals at Temple (4/6).
Had a pair of goals at Yale (3/28) on four shots.
Scored two goals and set up the game-winning goal at Boston College (3/25/).
Balanced game at New Hampshire (3/20) with two goals, two assists, and a draw control.
Against Albany (3/10) scored a career-high five points with four goals and an assist along with a caused turnover ... was credited with her second career game-winning goal.
Scored a free position goal against Dartmouth (3/7) and added one groundball.
Had a goal and two assists at Harvard (3/3).
At Vermont (2/28), scored a goal, had two assists, one groundball, one draw control, and one caused turnover.
Scored four goals and had a caused turnover at Boston University (2/24).
Scored a goal at Holy Cross (2/21).
2006 (Sophomore): Game-by-Game Statistics
Played in 15 games making six starts ... scored five goals and added two assists ... also had 20 groundballs, eight draw controls and three caused turnovers ... had one draw control and one caused turnover in A-10 Semifinal game against Richmond (5/5) ... had an assist vs. St. Bonaventure (4/7) for her fourth consecutive game with at least one point ... three groundballs, and a caused turnover in loss to Boston College (4/1) ... had her fifth goal of the season in win over Vermont (3/29) ... scored a goal and had three groundballs, one caused turnover and one draw control against New Hampshire (3/25) ... posted a career-high eight groundballs in loss at Hofstra (3/22) ... recorded two goals - including her first career game-winner - at Albany (3/11) ... scored with 2:17 remaining to give UMass an 11-10 win ... scored her first goal of the season at No. 9 Dartmouth (3/8).
2005 (Freshman): Game-by-Game Statistics
Finished the year ranked sixth on the team with 17 points on 11 goals and six assists ... was the team's primary draw control specialist before missing the final seven games due to injury ... recorded 15 groundballs, four caused turnovers and 18 draw controls ... played in 10 games making seven starts ... had two hat tricks on the season and six multi-point games in 10 games played ... missed the final seven games of the season due to an ACL injury ... had scored 14 points in the last four games on the strength of 10 goals and four assists ... scored a goal in win over A-10 rival La Salle (4/8)... had a goal and a season-high tying two assists in loss at Boston College (4/2) ... scored a goal and recorded an assist in win at New Hampshire (3/26) ... had a career-high four groundballs while controlling three draws and causing one turnover defensively ... recorded her second hat trick of the season vs. No. 10 Hofstra (3/23) scoring three first half goals ... tallied her first career hat trick vs. No. 13 Syracuse (3/19) scoring all three goals in the second half ... as a reserve in the Albany (3/13) game, scored a goal and added an assist while controlling two draws ... made first career start at No. 15 Boston University (3/2) where she had three ground balls, caused one turnover and picked up two draw controls ... scored first career goal against Holy Cross (2/26) as she converted one-of-two free position shots ... also handed out two assists to lead UMass and won three draw controls and scooped up one groundball in the win.
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner in lacrosse and field hockey for Council Rock South High School ... three-time all-conference selection in lacrosse and two-time selection in field hockey ... three-time member of the Buck County Courier Times all-star teams in lacrosse and Player of the Year (2003) ... team MVP and captain as a junior and senior ... set a state record with 129 goals in her junior season ... played only six games of her senior season due to an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury ... finished her career with 221 goals and 78 assists ... named the school's Best Female Student-Athlete in 2004 ... was also an all-state selection and team MVP in field hockey ... also a two-year letterwinner on the basketball team.
Personal: Melynda Eileen Zwick ... daughter of Michelle and Matt Hynoski ... has one brother, Kevin ... nickname is "Mez" ... says her favorite book is "Catcher In The Rye" and her favorite place to visit is North Carolina ... her career aspiration is to become a high school science teacher and coach lacrosse and field hockey ... born Feb. 27, 1986 in Poconos, Pa.
GETTING TO KNOW MELYNDA
Nickname: Melynders, Mez
Favorite TV show: Friends, House, CW shows
Favorite sports movie: League Of Their Own
Favorite website: www.laxpower.com
Favorite ice cream flavor: Mint Chocolate Chips
Second home on campus: Morrill Science Building
Favorite day of the week: Monday
Favorite place to eat in Amherst: Panda East
Favorite UMass athletic (non-women's lacrosse playing) moment: Men's lacrosse Finals weekend
Favorite lacrosse moment: Beating UNH in 2005 with six seconds left, scoring the tying goal
Favorite place to play: In front of my mom
Favorite road trip: Philly
Dream job: Teacher, Wedding Planer
Something nobody knows about me... I have a snake
When I'm not playing lacrosse, I am... Doing work for school
Year GP-GS G A Pts. GB CT DC GW Fouls
2005 10-7 11 6 17 15 4 18 0 16
2006 15-6 5 2 7 20 3 8 1 16
2007 17-17 27 14 41 2 3 4 1 9
Totals 42-30 43 22 65 37 10 30 2 41
Goals: 4 at Boston University (2/24/07); vs. Albany (3/10/07); at St. Bonaventure (4/22)
Assists: 3 vs. La Salle (4/29/07)
Points: 5 vs. Albany (3/10/07); vs. La Salle (4/29/07)
Groundballs: 8 at Hofstra (3/22/06)
Caused Turnovers: 1 at Boston Univ. (3/2/05); at Harvard (3/5/05);
vs. Syracuse (3/19/05); at New Hampshire (3/23/05);
vs. New Hampshire (3/25/06); vs. Richmond (5/5/06); at Boston University (2/24/07);
at Vermont (2/28/07); vs. Albany (3/10/07)
Draw Controls: 3 vs. Holy Cross (2/26/05); at New Hampshire (3/23/05)
Multi-Goal Games: 11; Hat Tricks: 5; Multi-Point Games: 17