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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; Under Armour 150 2020; Maverik/Brine NJ Team 2019 & 2017 (invited 2018); WPLL Futures 2022 PA team; Ultimate Blue 2022 NJ & Ultimate Elite (2019 & 2018); Lawrenceville Varsity Lacrosse Freshman Year
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Other HS Sports Played:
Lawrenceville Varsity Fencing Team, won most aggressive player.
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
Summer Genesis
Aug 7-9 '20
   
   
 
Project 120 Premier Showcase
Jul 24-26 '20
DE: New Castle
   
   
 
The Surge
Jul 17-19 '20
DE: Frederica
   
   
 
Ultimate PA Playday
Jul 11 '20
   
   
 
The Grind
Jul 10-12 '20
PA: West Chester
   
   
 
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
   
   
 
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Recruit Relationships
Endorsements

Brittany Ballack

Apr 26, 2020

Mel has the talent and drive to be a TOP goalie in the NCAA. Mel has great leadership and communication skills in the cage to direct her defense to the correct stops. Her quickness in the cage allows her to make some incredible saves on a consistent basis.

Dennis Mann

Apr 15, 2020

D1 Level player who will make an impact on any team who is lucky to have her. Makes the difficult saves needed to keep teams in games and is a confident leader in the cage. Quick hands, smart play, asset to any team she is on.

Molly Wolf

Apr 13, 2020

Mel is a strong presence in the net: making both the big momentum changing plays as well as saving the shots she should save. She is vocal, and plays strong both inside and outside of her crease. She is smart, calculated, and works hard to be the best.

Ginny Capicchioni

Apr 12, 2020

Mel has increased her goaltending skills in the 6 months. She has fast hands, of good physical build, and has a strong lacrosse IQ. I believe that if she continues to focus her training and discipline, she will be a difference maker at the D1 level.

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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