UAlbany Field Hockey BIO
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Melissa Nealon
Player Profile:
Melissa Nealon 2351541
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'4"
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Mechanicville, N.Y.
High School: Shenendehowa
Club: ADK

2017: NFHCA All-Northeast Region First Team… America East East Division All-Conference and All-Academic Team member… Awarded America East Defensive Player of the Week (9/19)…. NFHCA honorable mention player of the week (9/19)… Started all 19 games in the goal for the Great Danes... Recorded a 12-7 overall record with four shut-outs… Led America East Conference in goals against average and goals allowed, and 2nd in total saves... Recorded a career high of 13 saves against the defending national champions, Delaware, in the 3-2 double overtime win (9/22)…  Against Boston College Nealon notched 10 saves with a .833 save percentage (8/24)… Saved 9 shots against UNC (9/24).

2016: 
NFHCA Scholar of Distinction and National Academic Squad member... Reserve goalkeeper for UAlbany, appearing in seven games with one start... Part of three shutout victories, finishing with 1.51 goals allowed average and eight saves... Secured shutout win vs. Bryant (8/28) with a save in final 21:42 of play... Made first career start at Bucknell (9/11) with four saves... Had two saves in final 24:41 of play in shutout win vs. Lafayette (10/9).

2015: Redshirt season...Named an NFHCA Scholar of Distinction and National Academic Squad member.

High School: A five-year letterwinner at Shen, helping the Plainsmen to a 72-20 record in her career…Posted a save percentage of .903 along with 51 shutouts…Led the Plainsmen to the New York State Class A State Championship in 2013, as well as the Section II title in 2010, 2011 and 2013…Member of the Shen teams in 2012 and 2014 that went to the Section II title match…A 2014 New York State All-Star, Suburban Council First Team selection and Max Field Hockey Preseason Northeast Player to Watch as a team captain…Took Suburban First Team and New York State All-Tournament honors in 2013…A five-time All-Suburban Council pick…Played her club field hockey locally with ADK, earning National Championships in 2012, 2013, and 2014…A member of the Disney Field Hockey Showcase Silver Medal squad…Also played two seasons of softball at Shen.

Personal: Melissa Lynn Nealon…Intended major is human biology…Daughter of Jack and Jenny Nealon…Has one sister, Sarah.

Nealon's Career Statistics:

Season
GP
GS
Minutes
GA
GaAvg
Saves
Save%
W
L
T
Sho
2016
7
1
185:57
4
1.51
8
.667
0
1
0
0/3
2017
19
19
1399:39
28
1.40
88
.759
11
7
0
4/0
TOTAL
26
20
1585:33
32
1.413
96
.713
0
1
0
4/3

Season Highs:
SAVES: 13 -- Delaware (9/22/17)
SAVE %: .833 -- Boston College (8/27/17)
GOALS AGAINST: 0 x3

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