Melissa Josephson

2022 | NJ: Lawrenceville
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I am a determined, focused, vocal, aggressive and clutch team leader with great field sense. I play all year round, and train whenever I can.

I have been playing lacrosse since I was 5 years old and officially switched from defense to goal in 4th grade. I love and am dedicated to the position, the sport and my team. I have been chosen to play in a number of national teams and tournaments, including Under Armour 2019 (NJ Command team), Brine/Maverik National Tournament 3 years running, and the WPLL Futures (2019). I was chosen to participate in Live Like Blaine, a leadership program for young women athletes. I was on Varsity Lacrosse my freshman year. Last year we were the top team in the Mercer County, won the Mercer County tournament, MAPL league and the Seal tournament. I try to play goal all year round, playing fall ball for Ultimate, winter league, in spring for my school and summer for Ultimate. I also participate in 1:1 training whenever my schedule allows and go to as many goalie clinics as I can in order to increase my lax IQ, skills and abilities to lead my team from the goal. In tournaments and games, the more I play, the more pressure I am under, the better I play. I am very vocal in the cage and work with my defense and other players to ensure that we do the best job we can to defend the goal. I love most other sports, especially snowboarding in the winter. For school sports, Freshman year I tried out and made the varsity fencing team. It has been great for my hand eye coordination and has gotten me into excellent shape! I am an avid reader, writer, and love history and the social sciences. I also have excellent grades even though my school, Lawrenceville, is very rigorous! At school, l am a tour guide for prospective students and am the Big Red Dog, our student mascot! Last year, I was on the mock trial team, participated in Freshman Shakespeare and club-run fundraisers. I also wrote various articles for our school magazine, The First Amendment. This year I am editor on The First Amendment, and plan on continuing to grow as a player on varsity fencing, participating in the student musical, and continuing on at various clubs and fundraisers.

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Athletics
Honors & Awards:
Under Armour Command Team NJ 2019; Maverik/Brine NJ Team 2019 & 2017 (invited 2018); WPLL Futures 2022 PA team; Ultimate Blue 2022 NJ & Ultimate Elite (2019 & 2018); WPLL PA Futures 2022 (2019)
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Other HS Sports Played:
Lawrenceville Varsity Fencing Team
Play 2 Sports In College?
No
Relevant Lacrosse Accolades:
Made Varsity freshman year at Lawrenceville, Under Armour, Brine Maverik. Very active and vocal in goal. Top goalie for 2022 Ultimate NJ Blue Team/Elite. Playing in high brackets and consistently stopping 50% or more at a minimum, with a significant number of games stopping 8-9 and only letting in 1 or 2. Excellent clears, short and long. Consistently assisting to goal.

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Coach Contacts
High School:
The Lawrenceville School
Coach:
Grace Megaffin
Team Name:
Lawrenceville Varsity Lacrosse
Jersey Number:
23
Club Name:
Ultimate Lacrosse
Coach:
Michele Dejuliius
Team Name:
Ultimate NJ 2022
Jersey Number:
23
2nd Club Name:
Ultimate Lacrosse Elite NJ 22
Coach:
Michele Dejulius
Team Name:
NJ Elite
Jersey Number:
23

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Academics
GPA (unweighted):
93-96; 4.0; A

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Recruit Calendar
Trackable Events
Duke Winter Camp
Dec 27-29 '19
NC: Durham
   
   
 
IWLCA Presidents Cup
Nov 22-24 '19
FL: Wellington
   
   
 
Navy Rivalry Challenge 2019
Nov 16-17 '19
MD: Annapolis
   
   
 
The Watch
Nov 16 '19
DE: Frederica
   
   
 
LAX For the Cure Fall (Jersey)
Nov 9-10 '19
NJ: New Egypt
   
   
 
Fall Premier Showcase
Oct 26-27 '19
MD: Bel Air
   
   
 
Lake Placid Summit LAX Classic
Aug 5-11 '19
NY: Lake Placid
   
   
WPLL Futures Nat'l Champ Summit
Jul 26-27 '19
CT: New Haven
   
   
The Grind
Jul 6-7 '19
PA: Malvern
   
   
UA All American Games
Jun 27-30 '19
MD: Baltimore
   
   
maybe attending; confirmed attending.
Manually Added Events
The Launch Showcase
Nov 22, '19 / West Boynton Park & Recreation
Individual Showcase
Lacrosse Masters
Jan 4, '20 / Vero Beach
Individual Showcase
Lacrosse Masters
Jan 5, '20 / Vero Beach
Individual Showcase
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Endorsements

Michele Dejuliis

Feb 22, 2019

Melissa is a strong vocal leader in the net and directs the defense well. She makes the saves she should make, but makes big plays and saves the opposition's offensive momentum. She is accurate and patient on clears and is reliable when she is outside of the cage.

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