AS A FRESHMAN (2013) - 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.
BEFORE SIENA-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.
PERSONAL-Born on Jan. 3, 1994...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.