5 Melissa Placek
5 Melissa Placek
Height: 5-5
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
High School: Perry Hall
Position: Midfield
gp 16
p 53
g 42
a 11

2016: All-Big South Conference second team… First freshman in program history to earn second team honors… Appeared in all 19 games with 15 starts as a rookie… Scored 13 goals with four assists for a total of 17 points… Ranked second on the team with 61 draw controls and averaged 3.21 draws per game which was seventh in the Big South and 46th nationally… Finished second on the team with 17 caused turnovers… Registered a .434 shooting percentage (13-for-30) while 23 of 30 shots were on frame for .767 shots on goal percentage… Picked up 27 ground balls, which ranked third on the team… Scored a season-high of four goals and won six draw controls in the victory over Gardner-Webb (3/26)… Found the back of the cage twice in the win over Liberty (4/9) and assisted on two goals in the victory over Fresno State (2/28)… Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

Prep/Personal: Lettered at Perry Hall High School in Perry Hall, Maryland under the direction of head coach Kristen Arseneau... Named to the All-Conference first team as a senior and was named a Senior All-Star... All-Division selection as a junior... Team captain senior year... Also lettered in soccer and basketball... Senior All-Star selection in hoops and earned the Unsung Hero Award as a senior... Was named the 2015 Perry Hall Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year... Earned the President's Award... Daughter of Gerald and Jane Placek... Has one sister, Jessica (21)... Undecided for a major. 

Recent Games
Apr 5 Presbyterian W, 17-3
Apr 8 at Liberty W, 12-11
Apr 12 at Longwood W, 16-13
Apr 15 Gardner-Webb W, 22-6
Apr 19 at High Point L, 17-10
Apr 22 at Radford W, 11-9
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 16 7
Points 53 27
Goals 42 24
Assists 11 3
Shots 83 41
Shooting percentage 50.6 58.5
Shots on goal 66 33
Shots on goal percentage 79.5 80.5
Free position goals-shots 6-22 1-9
Ground balls 25 13
Draw controls 83 39
Turnovers 30 14
Caused turnovers 15 8
Fouls 31 12
Date Opponent Score g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Feb 4 at Elon L, 15-5 1 1 2 1-3 2 2 0 0 5 20.0 3 60.0
Feb 18 Old Dominion L, 11-10 3 0 3 2-2 3 4 2 2 6 50.0 6 100.0
Feb 24 VCU L, 14-10 1 1 2 1-3 1 8 3 1 5 20.0 1 20.0
Feb 26 Cincinnati L, 17-16 0 3 3 0-1 2 4 2 0 3 0.0 2 66.7
Mar 10 vs. La Salle W, 14-13 5 0 5 1-2 1 7 5 1 6 83.3 6 100.0
Mar 12 at Davidson W, 9-8 2 0 2 0-0 0 5 0 0 3 66.7 3 100.0
Mar 17 Mercer W, 12-11 4 0 4 0-1 0 6 2 0 5 80.0 5 100.0
Mar 19 Richmond L, 16-7 1 1 2 0-0 1 3 1 0 5 20.0 4 80.0
Mar 24 Virginia Tech L, 19-5 1 2 3 0-1 2 5 1 3 4 25.0 3 75.0
Apr 1 Winthrop W, 17-16 5 1 6 0-2 2 6 0 1 9 55.6 7 77.8
Apr 5 Presbyterian W, 17-3 3 1 4 0-0 1 6 2 0 5 60.0 4 80.0
Apr 8 at Liberty W, 12-11 3 0 3 1-2 0 2 4 1 6 50.0 5 83.3
Apr 12 at Longwood W, 16-13 7 0 7 0-1 0 7 2 0 8 87.5 7 87.5
Apr 15 Gardner-Webb W, 22-6 3 0 3 0-2 1 8 2 2 7 42.9 5 71.4
Apr 19 at High Point L, 17-10 0 1 1 0-1 2 4 1 1 1 0.0 1 100.0
Apr 22 at Radford W, 11-9 3 0 3 0-1 7 6 3 3 5 60.0 4 80.0
May 5 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 7 vs. TBA   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs g a pts fpg-fps gb dc to ct sh sh% sog sog%
Total 16 16 42 11 53 6-22 25 83 30 15 83 50.6 66 79.5
Conference 7 7 24 3 27 1-9 13 39 14 8 41 58.5 33 80.5
Exhibition - - - - 0 0-0 - - - - - - - -
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Home 9 9 21 9 30 3-12 13 50 15 9 49 42.9 37 75.5
Away 6 6 16 2 18 2-8 11 26 10 5 28 57.1 23 82.1
Neutral 1 1 5 0 5 1-2 1 7 5 1 6 83.3 6 100.0
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Wins 9 9 35 2 37 2-11 12 53 20 8 54 64.8 46 85.2
Losses 7 7 7 9 16 4-11 13 30 10 7 29 24.1 20 69.0
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February 4 4 5 5 10 4-9 8 18 7 3 19 26.3 12 63.2
March 5 5 13 3 16 1-4 4 26 9 4 23 56.5 21 91.3
April 7 7 24 3 27 1-9 13 39 14 8 41 58.5 33 80.5