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9   Melissa Samokishyn
Melissa Samokishyn

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Littleton, CO

High School:
Chatfield Senior

Height:
5-3

Position:
Defender


  • 2006 media guide bio in PDF Format

    2006 - Saw limited action as she recovered from a fractured tibia in her left leg suffered at the 2005 College Cup...played in six games accumulating 91 minutes of action...appeared in the Seminoles first game of the season against Portland playing 11 minutes...2006 NCAA TOURNAMENT - Played in a season-high 45 minutes in Florida State's first round victory over Jacksonville...started and played the entire second-half against the Dolphins in leading the Seminoles to a second round match-up against California.

    2005 - Wide midfielder who played in 23 of 25 games and made nine starts...started as FSU's right midfielder in six of the first seven games of the year...recorded two points...assisted on FSU's second goal of the season in a 4-0 win over Southern Cal...also recorded an assist versus FAU in the NCAA Tournament...logged the second-most minutes of any FSU reserve...played in 10 of FSU's 13 matches against ranked opponents...appeared in eight conference games...did not record a shot or a point...played in games against North Carolina, NC State, Maryland, Boston College, Miami, Wake Forest, Duke and Clemson...2005 NCAA TOURNAMENT - Played in all of FSU's NCAA Tournament games and started versus UNC...recorded her first career postseason point on an assist in the first game of the tournament against FAU...was a huge part of FSU's upset of North Carolina in the quarterfinals...was charged with marking UNC's Lori Chalupny for all 110 minutes and limited the Tar Heel star to just one shot and no points...also made the fifth and deciding PK to send FSU to the College Cup.

    2004 - Appeared in 17 games on the season and made seven starts... saw action in the back but played a majority of the latter part of the season in the midfield as a wide player where she made six of her seven starts...no freshman made more starts than Samokishyn in 2004...led all freshman with three assists and three points...two of her three assists were game-winners (Jacksonville and Virginia Tech)...second on the team in 2004 with two game-winning assists...ranked among the FSU team leaders in points and assists as well...the only freshman to appear on the leader board for FSU in any offensive category...recorded four shots on the season...tied the FSU freshman lead with three shots on goal...appeared in eight of nine ACC games and started in four...led all FSU freshmen in ACC starts and was second on the team in ACC game appearances...had one assist in ACC play, a game-winner as she combined with Toby Ranck to assist on Jez Ratliff's goal versus Virginia Tech...started the first ACC Tournament game of her career as a wide back filling in for Libby Gianeskis versus Clemson in the quarterfinals...recorded the first postseason point of her career as she assisted on Kelly Rowland's game-tying goal versus Clemson...the goal completed FSU's second half comeback from a 2-0 deficit...2004 NCAA TOURNAMENT - Appeared in the Tribe's game versus Boston College...it was the first NCAA Tournament appearance of her career.

    ODP - A Region IV pool player...also attended regional camps...member of the Colorado state team.

    HIGH SCHOOL - Chatfield Senior High School captain...back-to-back all-state selection by both the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News...a 2004 first team All-Jefferson County selection...won the state title in 2004 and played for the championship in 2001 and 2002...recorded 22 points as a senior on seven goals and eight assists.

    CLUB - A member of the Colorado Rush Nike Team...Samokishyn's squad won the 2003 Surf Cup, 2003 Disney Showcase and 2003 state championship...her Rush team was also a regional finalist in 2004.

    ACADEMIC - Posted a 3.5 GPA at Chatfield High.

    PERSONAL- Daughter of Sam and Marlene Samokishyn...major is real estate...2005-06 Dean's List...two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

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