Mel Routledge
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Mel Routledge

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Calgary, Alberta

High School:
Bishop Grandin

Height:
5-6

Position:
F

Birthdate:
11/19/1987

Experience:
4L

2008: All-Valley Second-Team selection ... appeared in 20 games with 19 starts ... led the Redbirds in goals (7), assists (4) and points (18) ... tied her career-high marks in all three categories ... ended her career ranked second in Illinois State history in goals (20), assists (12) and points (52) ... scored the game-winning goal against Creighton (10/4) with 1.5 seconds left in regulation, the latest game-winning goal in ISU history ... scored the game-winning goal against Indiana State (10/19) ... scored four goals in five games with scores against Central Florida (9/12), South Florida (9/14), Butler (9/21 and Morehead State (9/24).

2007: Appeared in 10 games with six starts ... missed eight games with an ankle injury ... fourth on the team in goals (3) and points (8) ... named the Brine MVC Offensive Player of the Week (9/3) after recording seven points on three goals and one assist over the Redbirds' first two games ... scored both goals in ISU's season-opening victory over Green Bay (8/31) ... scored a goal and assisted the other in a 2-1 win at Valparaiso ... picked up another assist against Drake in the MVC Tournament semifinals (11/9) ... MVC Scholar-Athlete Team Honorable Mention selection.

2006: Appeared in 18 games with 10 starts ... fourth on the team with eight points on three goals and two assists ... netted goals in back-to-back games against Central Michigan (9/3) and Oakland (9/7) ... added a third goal in ISU's 4-0 shutout over IPFW (9/16) ... recorded assists against Northern Illinois (9/1) and Missouri (9/24).

2005: Named to the Valley All-Freshman Team ... appeared in 19 games, with 16 starts, the most of any freshman ... led the team with 18 points on seven goals and four assists ... the second Redbird freshman to lead the team in points (Annie Wayland, 1999) ... netted goals against Green Bay (8/28), Ball State (9/2), Eastern Michigan (9/11), Loyola (9/20), IPFW (10/2) and Northern Iowa (10/23) ... three of those goals were game-winners (9/2, 10/2, 10/23).

Prior to ISU: In 2004, played with the Alberta outdoor provisional team and won the championship ... earned the 2003 MVP award and was named player of the year in 2002 ... also played volleyball and basketball ... in 2004 and 2005, trained at the Canadian National Training Center.

Personal: Melissa Lee Routledge ... born November 19, 1987 ... daughter of Dave and Shirley Routledge ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll: Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Spring 2008 ... majoring in elementary education.