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6 Melanie Spensiero

2016 (Junior)
Started all 20 games ... led the Spartans with 11 points and five goals ... dished out one assist ... logged 1,605 minutes on the season ... posted 25 shots, 10 on goal, and scored three game winning goals ... garnered a career-high three points one a goal and an assist against Furman (Oct. 2) ... scored the game winner in UNCG's 1-0 win at Elon (Aug. 26) ... two games later, scored another game winner as the Spartans defeated Army 3-1 (Sept. 2) ... tallied her second goal in as many games against Hofstra (Sept. 4) ... delivered the game-winner at Western Carolina (Oct. 9).

2015 (Sophomore)
Played in all 21 games earning 11 starts... started the last nine games of the season... logged 1,313 minutes of field time with six complete games... made her first career start in the season opener against Loyola-Chicago (Aug. 21)... took her first shot of the season against Eastern Kentucky (Aug. 30)... recorded her first goal of the year in a 3-0 win at Chattanooga (Oct. 9)... scored her second goal of the season against The Citadel (Oct. 18)... finished the season with two goals and four points ... named to the Academic All-SoCon Team.

2014 (Freshman)
Played in 11 games, starting five in her first season as a Spartan ... Scored a goal in her collegiate debut against High Point (Sept. 19) ... Made appearances against James Madison (Sept. 21), at Mercer (Sept. 26) ... Made back-to-back starts at The Citadel (Sept. 28) and at VMI (Oct. 5) ... Earned starts at Western Carolina (Oct. 17) and at ETSU (Oct. 19) ... Helped earn shutouts against Chattanooga (Oct. 10) and Western Carolina ... Finished with one goal on one shot and played a total of 519 minutes ... Awarded a SoCon Commissioner's Medal (3.5 GPA or higher) ... Made the SoCon honor roll.    

High School
Ranked as a three-star recruit according to TopSoccerDrawer.com after her junior season … Helped her team win the CIF Southern California Southern Section Division I and a CIF state regional semi finalist division II as a senior … Helped her team capture the CIF Southern California Division II regional championship in 2012 … Led her team to three Trinity League titles (2011-13) … First team Trinity League award winner in 2013 … Named Santa Margarita Catholic defensive Player of the Year in 2013 … Earned a 4.0 GPA each semester … Played club soccer for West Coast FC under club coach Doug Swanson … Named team captain of the West Coast FC from 2011-14.

Personal
Melanie Brooke Spensiero … Born November 13, 1995 in Laguna Hills, Calif. … Daughter of Scott and Linda Spensiero … Has two siblings, Darren and Danielle … Majoring in pre-kinesiology. 

Position: Midfielder/Defender
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
High School: Santa Margarita Catholic
Club: West Coast FC
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