Women's Swimming

 

  Melissa Stango
Melissa Stango

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cheshire, Conn.

High School:
Cheshire HS

Height:
5-8

Event:
Breast/IM

Birthdate:
11/10/1983


2005-06 (Senior): At Army (11/18), finished third in the 400 Yard Medley Relay with Devon Moran, Liz Lovejoy, and Allison Volpe...Took sixth in 200 YArd IM...Took first place with teammates Taryn Prout, Christa Narus, and Nicole LeBarge in the 200 Medley relay against Stony Brook(10/29) and Southern Connecticut State(11/6) ... With the win over Southern Connecticut State, took second with a time of 1:10.45 in the 100-yard breaststroke ... also in the breaststroke, earned third place against Stony Brook ... in the 200-yard breaststroke, placed first on 11/6 with a time of 2:31.95 ... then placed second on 10/29 with a time of 2:33.29 and against Boston University(11/12) with a time of 2:34.72 ... At the Brown Invitational (12/2-4), finished ninth in the 400 Yard Medley Relay with Devon Moran, Liz Lovejoy, and Allison Volpe (4:07.55), sixteenth in the 100 Yard Breaststroke (1:11.39), competed in the 50 Yard Free (28.15), 200 Yard Breaststroke (2:33.68) and 200 yard IM (2:20.77) ... At the Rhode Island Invitational (1/13-4), finished second in the 200 Yard Medley Relay with Allison Volpe, Christa Narus, and Nicole LeBarge (1:53.89), third in the 400 Yard Medley Relay with Volpe, Narus, and Hoffrage (4:08.43), seventh in the 100 Yard Breaststroke (1:11.53), and seventh in the 200 Yard Breaststroke (2:35.76) ... Against Boston College (1/21), finished second in the 200 Yard Medley Relay with Moran, Lovejoy, and LeBarge, third in the 100 Yard Breastroke (1:11.72), fourth in the 200 Yard Breastroke (2:34.13), and seventh in the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay with O'Connell, Tawczynski, and McCann (4:05.51) ... Against Fordham (1/22), finished second in the 200 Yard Breaststroke (2:30.58) ... Against Fordham (1/28), finished first in the 200 Yard Mdley Relay with Moran, Narus, and Hoffrage (1:52.81), finished first in the 100 Yard Breaststroke (1:10.11), second in the 200 Yard Breaststroke (2:30.84), and sixth in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay with Denno, Moran, and McCann (1:50.92).

2004-05 (Junior): At the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19), posted her top time of the season in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:10.17) ... also competed in the 200-yard individual medley at the A-10 meet recording a time of 2:18.33 ... had a season-best time of 2:31.75 in the 200-yard breast at the Nutmeg Invitational (12/5) ... placed second in both the 100-yard breast (1:10.41) and 200-yard breast (2:32.23) at Boston University (11/13) ... won the 100-yard breast (1:10.47) against Southern Connecticut State (11/7) ... placed second at Stony Brook (10/30) in the 200-yard breast (2:32.45).

2003-04 (Sophomore): Ranked third on the team in the 100-yard breast (1:10.32) and in the 200-yard breast (2:30.99) ... captured her first event title winning the 200-yard breaststroke (2:30.99) and finished second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:10.32) against Southern Connecticut (1/18) ... finished fourth in the 100-yard breast (1:10.81) and fourth in the 200-yard breast (2:31.51) against Fordham (1/31) ... at Boston College (1/25) finished fifth in both the 100-yard breast (1:12.15) and the 200-yard breast (2:34.77) ... posted a seventh-place finish in the 200 breast (2:33.47) and a 10th-place finish in the 100 breast (1:13.79) at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/10) ... placed fifth at the Nutmeg Invitational (12/5) in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:10.34) and sixth in the 200-yard breast (2:32.32) ... recorded fifth-place finishes in both the 100 breast and 200 breast versus St. John's (11/22) ... finished second in the 100 breast and fourth in the 200 breast in the home opener against Boston University (11/8).

2002-03 (Freshman): Ranked fourth on the team in the 200-yard breast (2:33.29 versus. New Hampshire), fifth in the 100-yard breast (1:11.14, Rhode Island Invitational) and eighth in the 200-yard IM (2:18.87, Atlantic 10 Championships) ... selected to the UMass Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

Before UMass: Four-time letterwinner at Cheshire (Conn.) High School ... member of both the YMCA National team and U.S. National team ... division champion in the 200 IM ... finished in fifth place in the 100 breast at the Connecticut State Open ... team captain at Cheshire H.S. as a senior ... four-time member of the CIAC All-Conference team ... two-time All-State selection ... two-time New Haven Register All-Area team selection ... Sportsmanship and Most Improved Player awards recipient.

Personal: Born November 10, 1983, in Hartford, Conn. ... daughter of Susan Stango ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.

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    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Oct 25
    at Boston University L, 120.5-174.5 Live Scoring
    Friday, Oct 31
    at Binghamton 5:00 PM
    Saturday, Nov 1
    at Binghamton 10:00 AM
    Saturday, Nov 8
    vs Brown 1:00 PM
    Friday, Nov 21
    at Terrier Invitational 10:00 AM Prelims: 10 am
    Finals: 6 pm
    Saturday, Nov 22
    at Terrier Invitational 10:00 AM Prelims: 10 am
    Finals: 6 pm
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