16  Melissa Cook
Melissa Cook


Bay Shore, N.Y.

High School:
Bay Shore






Murphy's dazzling debut, defense key No. 13/14 #Seawolves' blowout of Bucknell

Seawolves allow fewest goals in program single-game history, freshmen account for 62 percent of team's points

2011: Started all 15 games...led Stony Brook with 28 goals and finished second in points with 30...finished her career fourth all-time at Stony Brook in goals (112), tied for seventh in assists (35) and fifth in points (147)...scored four goals in back-to-back games vs. Colgate (Feb. 12) and Manhattan (Feb. 16)...had three goals, including the game-winner, vs. Denver (Feb. 27)...scored two goals and had three draw controls vs. Johns Hopkins (March 5)...had three goals at Marist (March 16)...became just the fourth Stony Brook player to record 100 career goals...had two goals and two assists in a 18-7 win over Iona (March 19)...scored three goals at Yale (April 30).

2010: Started all 15 games... led team with 29 goals... added eight assists... also recorded 29 ground balls, 12 caused turnovers and 11 draw controls... tallied two goals, two ground balls and three draw controls against Binghamton (4/24)... had two goals and a draw control at Boston University (4/17)... tallied a goal, an assist, a ground ball, a draw control and a caused turnover vs. New Hampshire (4/10)... recorded an assist, a ground ball and a draw control at Albany (4/7)... tallied three goals, including game winner, three ground balls, a draw control and a caused turnover vs. Vermont (4/3)... recorded a goal, three assists and three ground balls vs. UMBC (3/27)... tallied two goals and a ground ball at Loyola (3/24)... game-high four goals, two draw controls, two ground balls and a ground ball vs. Columbia (3/20)... two ground balls and a caused turnover vs. Hofstra (3/17)... three goals vs. UMass (3/13)... posted an assist, three ground balls and one caused turnover at Johns Hopkins (3/3)... had two goals, two assists, five ground balls and two caused turnovers vs. American (2/27)... recorded a career-high five goals vs. Duquesne (2/20)... 3-for-3 on free-position shots against Dukes... one caused turnover and one draw control at Denver (2/18)... scored a game-high four goals against Colgate (2/13)... added four ground balls vs. Raiders.

2009: Tallied 18 goals and 15 assists... registered a point in all but one game... scored a goal in all but two games... season-high two goals against Yale (3/7), Denver (3/18), Hofstra (3/25) and Binghamton (4/11)... had three assists vs. Oregon (2/22)... tallied four ground balls against Colgate (2/14).

2008: Impressive freshman season culminated with selection to America East All-Rookie team... had 37 goals and 10 assists while starting all 15 games... had five points (3g, 2a) in collegiate debut vs. Colgate (2/16)... scored four goals vs. Duquesne (2/24), Sacred Heart (3/12), Monmouth (3/16), Binghamton (4/12) and Marist (4/16)... had a hat trick against Albany (4/19) and Hofstra (4/22).

High School:A four-year letterwinner at Bay Shore High School under coach Allison and John Pfeffer... prolific scorer at attack with 178 goals and 88 assists in four years... a two-time All-America selection... a two-time all-county and three-time all-league selection... also a captain as a junior and senior... also a two-time all-county selection in soccer.

Personal: Melissa Alison Cook... born February 28, 1989 in Bay Shore, N.Y.... daughter of Dennine and William... sister of Jeffrey and Chelsea... a sociology major with minor in child family studies.

Career Statistics

2008 15/15 37 10 47 21 10-14 7 18
2009 16/15 18 15 33 11 4-7 7 22
2010 15/15 29 8 37 11 14-25 12 29
2011 15/15 28 2 30 14 8-11 6 10
Totals 61/60 112 35 147 57 36-57 32 79