|Melanie Kalesse 23
AS A JUNIOR:
- Appeared and started all games for Saints for second consecutive season
- Raised batting average 89 points finishing fourth on team with .340 batting average
- Led team with 12 stolen bases in 15 attempts
AS A SOPHOMORE:
- Only player to appear in and start all 55 games for the Saints
- Batted .251 with 10 RBI's
- Recorded two consecutive multi-hit games (3/21-3/22)
AS A FRESHMAN:
- Appeared in 47 games while starting in 44 for the Saints
- Hit .244 with 31 hits in 127 at-bats
- Recorded two doubles, one triple (tied team lead)
- Tallied 10 RBI's
- Stole six bags in eight attempts
- Recorded 44 put outs and four assists in the field for a .980 fielding percentage
- Starting shortstop at Nazareth Academy
- Led the Pandas to a 58-3 overall record including three consecutive Athletic Association of Catholic Academies championships and two District 12 titles
- Smacked the game-winning hit to give the Pandas their first district title in school history, in her freshman season.
- Competed on with the Philadelphia Spirit, Philly Flash, and New Jersey Breakers fast-pitch clubs
- Daughter of Brian and Monica Kalesse
- Plans to major in accounting
GETTING TO KNOW MELANIE KALESSE:
What I like most about Siena College:The safe and friendly environment.
Where do you see yourself in another five years?Law School.
My favorite spot on campus is:Dining Hall.
Other sports I like to follow at Siena include: Baseball, Basketball.
What I like most about Siena softball:My teammates.
My best Siena softball moment has been:Starting my first game.
The player on the team who I relate to best is: Jordan Sandrini, my best friend.
The funniest player on the team is: Meg Volz, she has the best jokes.
My most embarrassing sport moment: First time batting left handed, and I caught a change-up coming at me with my hand...and I was out.
My most overused phrase in text messages is:"haha".
What is one thing you can't do without?My cell phone.
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: Italy, for the beautiful scenery.
Professional Athlete: Chase Utley
Pro Sports Team: Phillies
Flavor Ice Cream: Cookie Dough
Pizza Topping: Buffalo Chicken
Day of the week: Friday
TV Show: Grey's Anatomy
Song: "Get Outta Your Mind"
Artist: Demi Lovato
Actor/Actress: Channing Tatum
Book: Dear John
Lucky Number: 23
Radio Station: Wired 96.5
Person to follow on Twitter: Helen Keller