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  Melissa Crespo
Melissa Crespo

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Milpitas, Calif.

High School:
Valley Christian HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
Defender

Experience:
3L

Club:
De Anza Force

2006: Started all 22 matches ... ranked third on team with 11 points ... scored two goals and tied for the team lead with seven assists ... scored a goal in a 2-0 win over Pepperdine ... also scored in a 2-1 win over New Mexico ... recorded two assists in 3-2, double-overtime win over Idaho State in NCAA Tournament ... earned MWC Defensive Player of the Week, Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week and Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week honors on Oct. 16 after playing a key role in shutout wins over Air Force and New Mexico the previous week.

Summer 2006: Played for the U.S. Women's National Select Team that faced Mexico's U-20 Team and National Team in July.

2005: Played in 20 games with 18 starts ... six shots with three on goal.

2004: Started 18 of the 22 games she played ... attempted two shots.

High School/Club: Soccer Buzz Top 50 Recruit ... played on the Olympic Development Program Region IV team in 2003 and the Cal-North State team 2002-03 ... WCAL Defensive Player of the Year in 2003 ... San Jose Mercury News all-South Bay Region team and first team all-Central Coast Section as a senior ... led Valley Christian to the CCS Division III title ... CCS honorable mention as a junior ... two-time all-BVAL selection ... coached by Jolene Keel ... also lettered in softball ... school Female Athlete of the Year as a senior ... played for the De Anza Force club team that was a State Cup finalist in 2003 and champion in `04 ... played with Ute Ashley Mason ... club coach Jeff Van Gastel.

Personal: Born on Feb. 14, 1986 ... daughter of Debbie Giordano ... communication major.

Year	GP	GS	G	A	PT	SH	SH%	GWG
2004	21	18	0	0	0	2	.000	0
2005	20	18	0	0	0	6	.000	0
2006	22	22	2	7	11	23	.087	0
Totals	64	58	2	7	11	31	.065	0
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