GENERAL: Tri-captain...2007 MAAC All-Tournament Team selection...Great court vision...Brings leadership to the point...Tremendous scorer that is tough enough to go inside...Good ability to score off the dribble...Has a great range beyond the arc...Developed solid mid-range game...Not afraid to take big shots...Gets others involved...Leaves it all on the court...A true leader...Real three point threat.
AS A JUNIOR: Started all 29 appearances...Named to MAAC Championships All-Tournament Team...All-Academic selection...Led the league averaging 35.3 minutes per game...Led the Saints and ranked sixth in the conference with 3.28 assists per game...Earned MAAC Co-Player of the Week honors for the week of Jan. 15...Led the MAAC with an .887 free throw percentage...Finished 15th in the league averaging 10.7 ppg...Stood 11th in conference with .312 three point field goal percentage...Recorded a career-high 25 points versus Marist in MAAC Tournament semifinals (3/3/07)...Scored in double figures in 13 contests...Led the team in scoring six times...Set a career-high dishing out 10 assists versus Rider (1/29/07)...Ninth in MAAC for assist-to-turnover ratio.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Started 23 of 26 appearances... Averaged 25.0 mpg...Set career high with 6.7 ppg...Shot 44-47 from the line (93.6%, program's individual season record)...Scored career high 13 points on two occasions (12/28/05 & 1/5/06)...Connected 25.3% from beyond the arc.. Third on the team in assists (2.0 apg)...Collected career high eight rebounds versus George Mason (12/31/05)...Dished out a career high six assists in win over Niagara (1/26/06)...Seven time she hit two or more 3-point field goals in a game...Reached double-figures a career high six times...Pulled down 2.3 rpg...Registered 14 steals...
AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in 19 games including making a pair of starts... Posted double-figure scoring five times... Led the team with a 42% average from beyond the arc... Hit on three or more trey's on three separate occasions... In the final two games of November, Manzer hit on 6-of-8 3-point attempts... Netted a career-high 12 points against Marist (12/3/04)... Only player to hit 100% of their charity stripe visits, going 9-for-9 on the season... Hit a runner in the lane at the buzzer to force overtime in an eventual win over Marist (12/3/04)...
BEFORE SIENA: Attended Johnston City HS...A two-sport varsity athlete...Player the position of striker in soccer for four years...Named Player of the Year in STAC...Made All-Metro Team her junior and senior year...Honored to the third Team All State...Led Johnson City to 8th Team All-State (junior)...Currently holds the record in Broome County for most points per game (32) in a season and most career points for boys or girls...State Qualifier (senior)...
PERSONAL: The daughter of Renee' and Daniel Manzer...Born January 21, 1986...Has a younger brother Jared Manzer...An undecided Liberal Arts major...Serve as a volunteer for the Special Olympics...Chose Siena over Binghamton, St. Bonaventure, College of St. Rose and MAAC opponents Fairfield and Canisius...
The Melissa Manzer File
My favorite sports team is: Siena Saints
Three words that describe me are: Driven, passionate and spontaneous
My favorite class at Siena is: Organizational Behavior
If I could travel anywhere in the world I would travel to: Italy
My favorite movie is: Rent
My idol is: My grandfather
If you could meet anyone in the world I would chose to meet: Jennifer Aniston
My favorite quote is: "To get somewhere that we've never been, we must do what we've never done"
My proudest sports moment is: Defeating Fairfield in the quarterfinals of the MAAC tournament last year