11  Melissa Savage
Melissa Savage

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Arlington, Texas

High School:
Arlington HS

Position:
Midfielder

Experience:
3L


2006 (Senior) - One of only four Lady Tigers to appear in all 20 matches, starting 16 of the contests ... Was named to C-USA Academic Team honorable mention ... Scored gamewinner against SEMO to give Memphis its first home win of the season ... Scored another goal against Houston.

2005 (Junior) - Played in all 19 games, starting 18 of them at the center midfield position ... Scored two goals, which were the game-winners in back-to-back games, and recorded two assists, which both were on game-winning goals ... This came after not recording a single point in the first 11 games ... Scored the game-winning goal vs. Marshall (10-9) ... Followed that up by scoring the only goal of the game in the 82nd minute in a 1-0 win over UAB (10-15), giving Memphis its first win over the Blazers since 2002 ... Took a season-high six shots vs UAB, putting four of them on goal ... Assisted on Shoko Mikami's game-winning goal in overtime at East Carolina (10-19) ... Recorded an assist on one of Kylie Hayes' goals vs. Southern Miss (10-23), giving her a point in four games out of a five-game span ... Fifth on the team in shots (20) and tied for third in shots on goal (13) ... Team has won every game in which she has recorded a point ... Seventh on the team in points (6) ... All three of her career goals have been game-winning goals ... Named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA District IV All-Academic second team.

2004 (Sophomore) - One of four players that played in every game ... Started 17 of 19 games ... Had 32 shots, which was second on the team, and was third in shots on goal with 13 ... Took a season-high seven shots against Cincinnati (10-29) ... Also took five shots vs. Evansville (9-26) and four against Drury (9-17) ... Recorded her only goal of the year in her home state in a 2-0 win at Houston (10-3) ... Her goal against the Cougars was her first career goal and was also the game-winner ... Named third team All-Conference USA.

2003 (Freshman) - Played in all 18 games while starting 16, the most of any freshman on the roster ... Started all 10 C-USA contests ... Scored two points on a pair of assists ... Recorded her first career point by assisting on Yuiko Konno's goal against Cincinnati (9-21) ... Assisted on another one of Konno's goals in a win over Alabama A&M (10-10) ... Took 22 shots, putting nine on goal.

Prior to Memphis - Played soccer for four years at Arlington High School for head coach Rebecca Buchele ... Scored 17 goals and had 11 assists for 45 points her senior year, which helped earn her All-State honors ... Led her team to the state playoffs in 2001 and 2002 ... Also played for the Texas State Olympic Development Program team and the Region III ODP team ... Her club team, the Dallas Texans, won state championships in 1997, 1999 and 2000.

Personal - Born January 10, 1985, in Arlington ... Is the daughter of Rick and Rocky Savage ... A member of the National Honor Society.

|------------SHOTS------------| GP-GS G A Pts Sh Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-ATT 2003 18-16 0 2 2 22 .000 13 .591 0 0-0 2004 19-17 1 0 2 32 .031 13 .406 1 0-0 2005 19-18 2 2 6 20 .100 13 .650 2 0-0 2006 20-16 2 0 4 19 .105 8 .421 1 0-0 Total 76-68 5 4 14 93 .053 47 .505 4 0-0

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