Biography — Sladden-Melissa-Smith

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Melissa Smith Sladden

Melissa Smith Sladden
Lacrosse
GHS Class of 2010

A three-sport varsity athlete Melissa was the GHS Female Athlete of the Year her senior year. She excelled at lacrosse and was a 1st Team All-Finger Lakes League selection her junior and senior years. Her senior year she was named the Finger Lakes Offensive Player of the Year.  She was also selected to play in the Herb Fitch Senior All-Star game and was an All-American nominee. One of the all-time leading scorers at GHS Melissa had 54 goals in a season her senior year. She also lettered in soccer and basketball.

Melissa graduated from Geneva High in 2010 and attended Monroe Community College where she made the All-Region 2nd team in 2011 and the All-Region 1st team in 2012. In 2012 she was a NJCAA 1st Team All-American, the regional tournament MVP while helping lead MCC capture the National Championship. She earned a partial lacrosse scholarship to Division II Lindenwood University and received a full athletic scholarship her senior season at Lindenwood. Her senior year she was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference midfielder of the year and was named to the All-RMAC First Team and the All-Academic 1st-Team. She was named a Division II All-American while helping lead Lindenwood to the NCAA Division II Final Four. She finished her career with 93 goals and 53 assists.

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