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#10 Natalie Melo
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kissimmee, Fla.
High School: Celebration
College: CC
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2013: Compiled a career-high 15 points on 4 goals and team-high 7 assists...Garnered honorable mention All-Ivy League honors...Blasted a game-high two goals including the game winner in a 3-2 (2ot) win vs. Lafayette (10/15/13)...Tallied a pair of assists in a 3-0 win over LIU (9/29/13)...Scored the openning goal in a 2-0 victory against Fairleigh Dickinson (9/22/13)...Lead the Lions to a 3-2 double overtime win against Manhattan with an assist and the game winning goal in the season opener (9/6/12)

2012: Saw action in 15 games, made 13 starts and played 821 minutes ... Scored a great diving goal to push Columbia past Marist, 1-0 (9/16/12) ... Provided an assist on Isabel King's game-winner against Cornell (9/21/12) ... Tallied an assist against NJIT (10/7/12) ... Had two shots on goal in 1-1 tie at Yale (10/27/12).

2011: Saw action in 13 games this season including five starts against Long Island, Dartmouth, Yale, Manhattan and Harvard...Melo scored the first goal of her career in the 78th minute of play, in a 1-0 home win over Manhattan.

2010: Missed early portion of season recovering from injury ... saw action in nine matches at midfield ... had season-high three shots in 34 minutes against Manhattan ... had one shot in debut against Lehigh.

Celebration: Four-year letterwinner and captain as a senior ... Osceola County Player of the Year and member of Florida All-State "A" Team in 2008 ... attended U-14 U.S. National Camp in 2006 and U-18 National Team Camp in 2009 ... member of Region III Olympic Development Program from 2006-10 ... member of Florida ODP "A" Team from 2005-10 ... played for Florida Rush club team ... won Florida State Championship in 2009.

Personal: Psychology concentration ... coaches youth soccer teams over the summer ... member of National Honor Society ... volunteer at Relay for Life and Red Cross blood drives ... ranked No. 1 in her high school graduating class with a  4.0 GPA ... daughter of Fabio and Ana Melo ... father played professional soccer in Colombia for Millonarios FC and Santa Fe ... brother, Nicholas, is part of the U-17 U.S. Men's National Team residency program in Bradenton, Fla. ... b. Apr. 21, 1992 in Flushing, N.Y.

 Year GP GS G A Pts.
 2010 9 0 0 0 0
 2011 13 5 1 0 2
 2012 15 13 1 2 4
 2013 17 16 4 7 15
 Total 54 34 6 9 21