Baylor University Women's Soccer vs. The University of Texas 09/24/06
2005 (Junior): Appeared in 15 contests on the season as a reserve forward and midfielder... Earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 Conference honors... Recorded the game-winning assist in Baylor's 1-0 victory over Houston (8/26) to open the season... Posted six shots on the season, including a season-high two in a 0-0 tie with Colorado (10/23)... Recorded a shot on goal in the 3-1 victory over Texas Tech (10/28)... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2004 (Sophomore): Appeared in 14 contests on the season as a reserved forward and midfielder... Earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 Conference honors... Ranked tied for fifth on the team with two goals on the season... Posted one assist on the year... Finished seventh on the team with five points... Recorded 10 shots and four shots on goal during the season... Scored her first goal of the season in the 2-1 win over Iowa (9/3)... Registered a goal and an assist in Baylor's 4-1 win over Northern Colorado (10/22)... Tallied a season-high three shots in Baylor's 5-2 win over TCU (9/10)... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2003 (Freshman): Tied for third on the team with six points on the season... Made six starts on the season and appeared in 16 games... In a start against TCU (9/14), scored two goals for four points... Also added a goal in the 3-1 victory over Air Force (9/21)... Three of her four shots on goal resulted in goals scored... Tallied six shots on the season... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Earned first-team all-region, all-state and academic all-state honors as a senior at Kingwood (Texas) High School... Was a four-time first-team all-dsitrict selection... Also garnered team MVP and second-team all-greater Houston honors in final prep season... Two-time Gatorade Will-to-Win honoree... Four-year starter and letterwinner... Team co-captain... Member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society... Member of the Beta Club.
Personal: Full name is Melissa Diane McConnell... Born Aug. 24, 1984, in Houston... Daughter of Vinny and Fran McConnell... Has several relatives who attended Baylor... Majoring in sports sponsorship and sales.