2013 (Freshman): Played in 15 games, starting three as a freshman ... Scored the first goal in Stetson lacrosse history ... Scored three goals and added one assist for four total points ... Recorded three ground balls, five draw controls, and one caused turnover ... Earned A-Sun All-Academic honors.
High School: Was a three-year letter winner in lacrosse at South Lyon High School ... Was also a member of both the jazz and marching bands ... Played low attack and center … Helped her team to a pair of KLAA championships … Was an honorable mention All-State selection in 2012 ... Was twice named All-Conference and was also twice named to the National Academic team ... Was active in the PRIDE mentoring program.
Personal: Full name is Melanie Lynn Fredericks … Was born on October 7, 1994, in Southfield, Mich. … Parents are Leisa and Ronald Fredericks … Has one sister, Lilly, and one brother, Jacob … Is a political science/philosophy major and plans to go to law school.
Hobbies: Running and listening to music. Anything that relieves stress or is inspirational.
Goals: "After college I want to enlist in the Marine Corps as an officer. I hope to go through OCS and continue through their judge advocate program. After getting my law degree and serving in the USMC, I want to start my own law practice. I also want to stay fit and find my own way in life."
Fun Facts: Has a chihuahua ... First person in her family to play college athletics ... Likes cooking ... Favorite athlete is Hope Solo ... Favorite food is pasta ... Favorite book is The Road ... Favorite movie is Bridesmaids.