At Delaware: Fourth-year team member • expected to once again be a key contributor on Blue Hen offensive attack • has appeared in 52 career games with eight starts and scored four goals with three assists • one of eight seniors on the squad.
2011 Season: Played in all 21 games with five starts as a junior • team went 10-7-4 and advanced to CAA Tournament semifinals • recorded three goals, two assists and eight points on the year • scored two goals, including the game-winner in 3-0 win over Stony Brook on Sept. 26 • also scored vs. Towson and had assists against Siena and Old Dominion • took 17 shots with five on goal • named to the James Madison University/Fairfield Inn by Marriott All-Tournament Team • named to CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.
2010 Season: Played in all 19 games as a sophomore, making one start at Delaware State (Aug. 22) • team went 8-10-1 • key player off the bench • scored one goal with one assist for three points • tallied first goal vs. 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) • took five shots, four of which were on goal.
2009 Season: Appeared in 12 games for the Blue Hens as a freshman • team went 6-6-5 • 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 "Mel" Pennington • daughter of Marsh and Mary Pennington • born Nov. 23, 1990 • honor student as an elementary teacher education major at Delaware with a concentration in special education • parents are both Delaware graduates • father played rugby and soccer at UD • has two younger sisters, Patricia and Julie • worked as a camp counselor during the summer • enjoys skiing in her spare time • fan of the game show Jeopardy.
Career Statistics at Delaware
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)