At Delaware: Third-year team member • expected to once again contribute to the Blue Hen forward line.
2010 Season: Played in all 19 games this season, making one start at Delaware State (Aug. 22) • key player off the bench • scored one goal with one assist for three points • tallied first goal versus George Washington during the Blue Hen Classic (Sept. 19) • named to Blue Hen Classic All-Tournament Team • had a double assist for the game-winner at UMBC (Sept. 8) • played in season-high 80 minutes at Delaware State • took five shots, four of which were on goal • played in 492 minutes of action this season • ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-American Nominee.
2009 Season: Appeared in 12 games for the Blue Hens • started two contests • laced seven shots on the season putting four of them on goal • named to the CAA Academic Honor Roll.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Spring-Ford High School • named to second team All-Pioneer Athletic Conference in 2007 and earned first team honors in 2008 • selected first team all-area in 2008 • twice selected team MVP • 2008 captain • four-year lacrosse letterwinner • selected honorable mention All-PAC in 2007, earned second team honors in 2008, and was a first team selection in 2009 • first team all-area selection as a senior • 2009 MVP and captain • member of the distinguished honor roll and gifted program • served on the student leadership council.
Personal: Melissa Anne Pennington • daughter of Marsh and Mary Pennington • parents are both Delaware graduates • father played rugby and soccer at UD • has two younger sisters, Patricia and Julie • majoring in elementary education with a concentration in special education • enjoys skiing in her spare time.
Career-High Goals: 1 (vs. George Washington, 9/19/10)
Career-High Assists: 1 (at UMBC, 9/8//10)
Career-High Points: 2 (vs. George Washington, 9/19/10)