Melissa Henderson - Forward #18

Position: Forward

Hometown: Garland, Texas
Birth Date: Aug. 23, 1989
Height: 5-8
Previous Team: The University of Notre Dame

At Notre Dame: Played four years under current U-23 U.S. Women’s National Team Coach Randy Waldrum ... Four-time All-BIG EAST selection ... Finished career with 70 goals, 24 of which were game-winners, and 26 assists ... Fourth all-time at Notre Dame in goals scored in a career (70) ... In 2010, won the College Cup, leading Notre Dame to its third national championship and fifth consecutive College Cup appearance ... NSCAA First-Team All-America selection and first runner-up for the Mac Hermann Trophy (2010) ... Earned second ESPN ESPY Award nomination, this time for "Best College Female Athlete" (2010) ... Honda Sports Award recipient (2010) ... Named Soccer America First-Team MVP (2009) ... BIG EAST Rookie of the Year and first team Freshman All-America (2008)
International: Member of the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team player pool Earned first-ever call-up to the full U.S. Women’s National Team squad in December 2011 ... Played in 2010 Four Nations Tournament with the U.S. U-23s ... Competed in Chile with the U-20s at 2008 Four Nations Tournament ... Named to the U.S. U-20 roster for the 2007 Pan Am Games in Brazil.
Scholastic/Club: First junior women’s soccer player ever named Gatorade National High School Player of the Year (2006-07) ... Two-time NSCAA youth All- American (2006, 2007) ... Named Parade All-American following her sophomore and junior seasons at Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas ... Nominated for an ESPN ESPY Award (2007) ... Twice helped Dallas Texans reach USYS club nationals final (2005, 2007) ... helped Sting Dallas ’90 squad to 2008 Region III and state cup titles, and finished as USYS national runner-up.
Personal: Daughter of Kelly and Kathy Henderson. 

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