#19 Davey Melera
Will serve as a team captain this season … formerly Davey Leach … has played in 36 career games, totaling 10 points on five goals and five assists … 38 ground balls … a good allaround midfielder … a solid and versatile player … will look to lead the defensive midfield unit … two-time monogram recipient … an extremely tough player … relentless competitor and a hard worker with a high lacrosse IQ … a great leader … is the eighth studentathlete to come from Boys[apos] Latin to play lacrosse at Notre Dame … also was a standout soccer player in high school … made the Dean[apos]s List with a 3.733 grade-point average in the fall of 2008.
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in a career-high 16 games … matched a career-high with five points on two goals and three assists … the assist total was a career-high mark … picked up 21 ground balls, also a career-best total … attempted 10 shots … notched two points on a goal and an assist in a 15-9 win over Penn State in the home opener … dished out an assist in an 8-6 setback at #4 North Carolina … scored a goal in a 19-7 triumph of Dartmouth … only game he did not play in was a 14-7 win at Lehigh … assisted on a goal in a 9-2 win over #10 Ohio State in the title game of the GWLL tournament … received a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 14 games … registered five points on three goals and two assists … the three goals are a career-high total … attempted eight shots … 14 ground balls … scored his first collegiate goal in a 15-5 win over Villanova … notched his first assist in the following contest, a 16-4 GWLL victory against Air Force … tallied goals in wins over Denver (14-6) and Lehigh (14-2) to up his point streak to four games … earned his first monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in six games … took two shots and picked up three ground balls … made his collegiate debut in an 11-5 win over Brown … also played against #18 Denver, Air Force, Lehigh, Ohio State and Quinnipiac.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Two-sport letterwinner in lacrosse and soccer at Boys[apos] Latin School … earned varsity letters in lacrosse and soccer all four years of high school … helped lead soccer team to conference championship in sophomore, junior and senior years … team captain of soccer team as a junior and senior … soccer team MVP as a senior … all-conference soccer selection as a junior and senior … helped lacrosse team win conference championship as a freshman … member of the National Honor Society … has one older sibling, Pamela … born May 31, 1986, in Boston, Mass. … carries a 3.317 cumulative GPA … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.
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