2013: Hit .219 with a home run and four RBI in 18 games...named the America East Rookie of the Week on May 6...went 1-for-4 with a run in a win over Florida A&M on Mar. 10...knocked in the first run of her collegiate careeragainst Rutgers on Apr. 17...went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in a win over Iona on May 2...hit the go-ahead, pinch-hit, two-run home run in the sixth inning against Boston University on May 4.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Saddle Brook High School for head coach Darren White...also lettered in soccer and basketball all four years...named first-team All-League from 2009-12...named first-team All-County from 2011-12...named first-team All-Area North Jersey and first-team All-State (Group 1) in 2012...named first-team All-League in soccer from 2009-12 and third-team All-County in soccer in 2011...named second-team All-League in basketball in 2010 and first-team in 2011...led softball team to a 30-3 record in 2009 and a second-place finish in the Group 1 state final...led team to a 25-8 record as a senior, while hitting 13 home runs and posting a .572 batting average...also played club ball for the New Jersey Pride and head coaches Rob Stern and Anthony Larezza...member of the National Honor Society and Science Honor Society.
Personal: Melissa Ann Phelan...born Feb. 10, 1994 in Paterson, N.J...daughter of Patrick and Sue Phelan...mother played volleyball at Bergen Community College...majoring in physical therapy.
Phelan Fun Facts: Favorite car: my black Mazda 3...favorite TV show: Man vs. Food...favorite actor: Denzel Washington...favorite athlete: Ottis Anderson...profession I admire most: people in the military...if I could change one thing about softball: I'd eliminate walks.