2015: Came on strong late in the season to set career-high's in home runs (6) and rbi (21)...had an rbi double vs. Oakland on Feb. 21...recorded her first home run of the season vs. St. John's on Mar. 7...hit a three-run homer vs. Central Connecticut on Mar. 25...was 3-for-3 with a double vs. Binghamton on Apr. 4...recorded two hits and scored two runs in win over Hofstra on Apr. 16...went 4-for-4 with a home run and three rbi at LIU Brooklyn on Apr. 30...had a home run and four rbi vs. UMBC on May 1...went 3-for-4 with a home run, triple and three rbi in America East tournament game vs. Binghamton on May 8. 2014: Hit .269 with nine doubles and 10 RBI in 50 games...went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI against Charlotte on Feb. 28...registered two hits, including a double, two RBI, and two runs scored against Liberty on Mar. 2...had two hits and an RBI vs. Quinnipiac on Apr. 17...recorded two more hits and scored a run vs. UMBC on May 8...recorded seven multi-hit ballgames.
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 health science and sociology, Phelan wants to pursue Special Education after her undergrad.
Phelan Fun Facts: Favorite car: my black Mazda 3...favorite TV show: Grey's Anatomy...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.