Senior midfielder leads the nation in goals and was Stony Brook's first-ever Tewaaraton nominee
Seawolves 17 wins are the most in program history
Seawolves are riding a 12-game winning streak and have not lost since dropping an 8-3 decision to the Terps March 17
This is Stony Brook's first NCAA Tournament appearance
Seawolves win their first-ever conference championship and earn a bid into the NCAA Tournament
2013: First-Team All-America East...America East All-Tournament Team...team captain...started all 18 games she played in....missed two games due to injury...finished with 14 ground balls, three draw controls and five caused turnovers...had two ground balls and won a draw control at Bucknell (2/16)...had one ground ball at Duquesne (3/7)...controlled one draw and picked up one ground ball vs. Longwood (3/9)...started at defense, picking up one ground ball and causing one turnover to help Stony Brook allow its fewest goals in single-game history (2) at Marist (3/13)...had a ground ball vs. Maryland (3/17)...registered a ground ball vs. Iona (3/20)...tallied one ground ball and one draw control at Vermont (3/23)...helped SBU match a program record for fewest goals allowed in a single game (2) vs. Albany (3/30)...picked up three ground balls at UNH (4/13)...had one ground ball as Stony Brook won its first-ever America East title and punched its first ticket to the NCAA Tournament (5/5)...picked up one ground ballin a win vs. Towson in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (5/10)...picked up one ground ballat No. 1/1 Maryland in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (5/12).
2012: Had two ground balls and one caused turnovervs. Colgate (2/11)...Had three ground balls and one caused turnover vs. Manhattan (2/15)...had one ground ball and controlled one draw vs. Central Connecticut (2/19)...Had three ground balls and two caused turnoversvs. Monmouth (2/26)...Saw actionvs. Johns Hopkins (3/3)...Controlled a draw vs. Duke (3/5)...Saw action vs. Florida (3/14)...Controlled a draw vs. Maryland (3/20)...three ground balls and two caused turnovers vs. Marist (3/24)...one caused turnover vs. Iona (3/27)...one ground ball and a controlled draw vs. Binghamton (3/31)...one ground ball and a caused turnover vs. UMBC (4/4)...one ground ball and a controlled draw vs. Vermont (4/7)...two caused turnovers vs. Yale (4/11)...Saw action vs. Boston University (4/14)
2011: Started all 15 games on defense...recorded eight ground balls and two caused turnovers on the season...had two ground balls vs. Johns Hopkins (March 5)...caused a turnover at Massachusetts (March 12) and Yale (April 30).
2010: Played in 14 games, starting 10... tallied three ground balls and a caused turnover at Boston University (4/17)... recorded two caused turnovers vs. Vermont (4/3)... had a ground ball vs. UMBC (3/27)... career high three ground balls and two caused turnovers at Loyola (3/24)... Tallied two ground balls and two caused turnovers vs. Hofstra (3/17)... a ground ball at Johns Hopkins (3/3) and vs. American (2/27)... had a caused turnover vs. Duquesne (2/20)... saw action against Colgate (2/13).
High School: A four-year letterwinner at Brien McMahon High School for coach Tory Sullivan... a two time first-team all-FCIAC... led lacrosse team to the state championship in 2007... also competed in cross country and track & field... all-conference in cross country... a scholar-athlete in cross country... played club lacrosse for NewLax Lacrosse for coach Christa Samaras.
Personal: Melissa Ann Rotante... born April 19, 1991 in Stamford, Conn.... daughter of John and Mary Kay Rotante... brother, Chris, plays lacrosse at Drexel... a health science/social work major.