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

CAREER STATISTICS AND CAREER HIGHS

2012: Begins her last season 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 look to build off a solid junior campaign.

2011: Appeared in 26 matches and 82 sets throughout the season . . . recorded 134 kills and averaged 1.63 kills per game . . . hit .223 on 345 attempts . . . had 64 total blocks with five of them being solo . . . averaged .78 blocks per game . . . recorded a total of 168.5 points and averaged 2.05 points per game . . . had a single-match high 16 kills against Frostburg St. on Oct. 19 . . . recorded a single-match high 35 attacks at Stevenson Nov. 3.

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 a Spanish minor . . . the daughter of John and Karen Patterson . . . currently has a 3.39 cumulative GPA . . . made the Dean’s List in the fall of 2010 and spring of 2012 . . . 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 . . . played her club ball for BAVA.