Student-athletes, coaches deliver messages of making positive decisions
Seawolves take down school, conference and national records in season for the ages
Senior has been named an All-American three times this postseason
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
2013: First-Team All-America East...America East All-Tournament Team...team captain...finished career second all-time in school history for games played (66)...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.