2 Melissa Patterson
2 Melissa Patterson
Height: 6-2
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Edgewater, Md.
High School: South River
Position: MH
Major: Accounting


2011: Begins her third year in the Spartan program as a valuable middle hitter for York ... is a hard worker that has made great strides in her strength and speed ... has very good length and continues to make improvement to her technique allowing her to be more effective at the net ... will have a tremendous opportunity to earn significant playing time after the graduation of Alishia Waltermyer and Alysse Beshore.

2010: Played in 14 matches and 21 sets overall for the year ... recorded 34 kills as she hit .196 in 92 attempts ... had 20 total blocks including five solo as she averaged 0.95 blocks per set ... finished the year with 48.5 points, good for an average of 2.31 per game.

2009: Finished the season playing in all 32 Spartan matches, drawing starts in 30 of those matches ... notched an attack percentage of .210 as she had 144 kills in 396 attempts ... was good at the net as she averaged 0.41 blocks per set with 11 solo blocks and 34 block assists ... accumulated 172 points, good for an average of 1.55 points per set ... established a career-high with 12 kills and a .381 attack percentage (12-4-21) in the October 15 contest against Catholic ... recorded a career-high six blocks in the October 24 match against Carnegie Mellon.

Personal: Is an accounting major and is the daughter of Pete and Karen Patterson ... boasts a very solid GPA of 3.38 ... earned a spot on both the York College Athletic Honor Roll and the Capital Athletic Conference All-Academic team in both her years as a Spartan ... earned Dean's List honors during the fall 2010 semester ... played her club ball for BAVA.