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Melanie Kalesse   23
Melanie  Kalesse

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Philadelphia, PA

High School:
Nazareth Academy

Height:
5-4

Position:
SS/CF


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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

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:
  • Daughter of Brian and Monica Kalesse
  • Plans to major in accounting

GETTING TO KNOW MELANIE KALESSE:
    Major: Accounting
    Twitter Handle:MELephant_k
    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.

    My Favorites...
    Professional Athlete: Chase Utley
    Pro Sports Team: Phillies
    Food: Pizza
    Flavor Ice Cream: Cookie Dough
    Pizza Topping: Buffalo Chicken
    Color: Purple
    Season: Fall
    Holiday: Christmas
    Day of the week: Friday
    Animal: Puppy
    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

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