Red Lion Christian Academy
(West Chester University)
At Delaware: Entering second year as a Blue Hen after transferring from West Chester University • expected to again start on the Blue Hen forward unit.
2011 Season: Saw action in 12 games this fall, including nine starts • registered only goal of the season in Delaware’s 5-4 victory over St. Joseph’s on Sept. 24 • tallied only assist on Sept. 4 in UD’s 5-0 win over Villanova.
2010 Season: Appeared in 17 games while starting 15 during her first season at Delaware • ranked second on the team with seven goals, 15 points and 27 shots • scored two goals during a 4-3 overtime loss to Cornell on Sept. 5 • scored the game-winning goal off a feed from Amanda McCardell 2:45 into overtime to give Delaware a 2-1 victory at Temple on Sept. 17 • recorded goals in three consecutive games against Pacific, Northeastern and Penn, all Blue Hen victories, from Oct. 8 through 15 • other goal of the year came at Hofstra on Oct. 29 • assisted on Nicole Onorato’s game-winning goal during UD’s 2-1 triumph over Rider on Sept. 9 • named National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on Oct. 10.
At West Chester (2009): Played in 17 games as a true freshman, starting 15 of them for the Golden Rams • led the team in scoring with 10 goals and three assists for 23 points • had a team high three game-winning goals and posted 49 shots • named a 2009 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Mid-Atlantic Region second team pick • also named first team All-Atlantic 10 as well as being selected to the A-10 All-Rookie team • placed ninth in the A-10 in points • ranked seventh in the conference in goals scored • named the A-10 Player of the Week the first week of the season and grabbed four Rookie of the Week honors throughout the season • team finished 8-10 overall, 3-3 in the conference, tied for fourth place, missing the playoffs by the tie-breaker.
High School: Four-year letterwinner and starter at Red Lion Christian under head coach Cathy Swalm • led team to first postseason victory in school history, a 2-0 win over Sanford in the first round of the 2008 DIAA State Tournament • helped team to 13-1-2 record as a senior • record holder at Red Lion Christian for most goals scored • as a sophomore she was a first team All-DSAC and honorable mention All-State member • first team All-DSAC and first team All-State as a junior • was the second highest point scorer in Delaware during 2007 and the top goal scorer in the state in 2008• named to the first team All-DSAC and first team All-State as a senior • club teams include Strikers Field Hockey Club, United States Field Hockey Futures and AAU Junior Olympics 2007 • honor roll student • Student Senate Representative.
Personal: Melissa Kathleen LeNoir ("luh-noor") • daughter of Thomas and Maria LeNoir • exercise science major with a minor in public health at Delaware • Larry LeNoir (uncle) played football at Duke, Linda LeNoir (aunt) played volleyball at Winthrop, Bobby LeNoir (cousin) played baseball at Richmond, Mary LeNoir (cousin) played lacrosse at Penn State, and Jessica LeNoir (sister) played field hockey at Drexel • member of Pike Creek Bible Church Youth Group • volunteers at A.I. duPont Children's Hospital • has two older sisters and two younger brothers.