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C.J. Melilli   9
C.J.  Melilli


Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

High School:
Our Lady of Lourdes

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 160


GENERAL ...Had a breakthrough 2002 and 2003 season...All-MAAC candidate...Has vision to locate the back of the net...Co-captain.

2004...Started 18 of 19 games...Had one assist for one point on the season...Selected to New York Lottery MAAC All-Academic Team.

2003...Started all 19 games...Took 36 shots with 10 SOG...Recorded three assists.

2002...Played all 18 games for the Saints, starting 15, including all ten MAAC contests...Led the team in goals with nine and points with 19...Also had one assist...Received All-MAAC Second Team distinction...Twice named MAAC Player of the Week (10/28, 11/11)...Honored as an MAAC All Academic selection...Scored three goals, including the gamewinner in a 4-1 victory over Marist...Had both goals in a season-ending 4-2 loss vs. Loyola in the MAAC Championships... 2001...Saw time in all 18 games, getting the starting nod in seven...Notched one assist and six shots in rookie season.

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...A sociology major...Born on May 19, 1983...The son of Carmelo and Patricia Melilli...Four-year letterwinner at Our Lady of Lourdes...Named All-League and All-Section each of his final three seasons...Selected as League MVP in 1999...Finished career with 33 goals and 29 assists...Played with EHYSL Select Team from 1995 to 2000.

CURTO ON MELILLI..."C.J. had a breakthrough season in 2002. Last year, he stepped in and filled the holes created when captain Paul Ciovacco was injured. As a co-captain, his experience and leadership role will be very demanding. He knows the system and will lead on the field."

Year	GP	Goals	Assists		GWG	Points
2004	19	0	1		0	1
2003	19	2	2		1	6
2002	18	9	1		1	19
2001	18	0	1		0	1
Totals	74	11	5		2	27
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