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Melissa Downey

Havertown, Pa.

High School:
Cardinal O'Hara





Melissa  Downey


Upset Bid Comes Up Short in Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals

Fiacco tallies 11th double-double of the season


Women's Basketball Edged by American, 58-54

Homan posts fifth double-double of the season


Fiacco, Homan Net Double-Doubles in Loss at Colgate

Macklin tallies career-high 13 points


Defensive Battle Goes to Lehigh, 57-47

Fiacco nears triple-double with seven points, 11 rebounds, 10 blocks


Women's Basketball Set to Host Rivalry Game

Leopards and Mountain Hawks tip off at noon


Lafayette vs. American

Lafayette vs. American


Lafayette vs. Lehigh

Lafayette vs. Lehigh


Women's Basketball vs. Bucknell (02/11/12)

Women's Basketball vs. Bucknell (02/11/12)


Lafayette 66, Colgate 58

Lafayette 66, Colgate 58


Lafayette at Lehigh

Lafayette at Lehigh

2011-12 Captain
2011-12 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
2011-12 Hannah Hart Inspiration Award
2009-10 Captain

Career: Finished her career ranked seventh in games played (116), 15th in assists (223) and 16th in three-pointers made (25)

2011-12: Team captain...Patriot League Academic Honor Roll...Appeared in 29 games, including 14 starts...Averaged 2.6 points, 2.0 rebounds and a team-high 2.2 assists in 17.9 minutes per game...Also posted 17 steals and blocked two shots...Knocked down three three-pointers...Got the start and grabbed four rebounds in the season opener at Rider on Nov. 11...Scored two points and dished out a team-high three assists against Princeton on Nov. 14...Posted two assists and two rebounds at Syracuse on Nov. 19...Scored two points off the bench in the win at Saint Peter's on Nov. 22...Registered a rebound, an assist and a steal in nine minutes off the bench in the victory over Wagner on Nov. 25...Posted two rebounds and two assists against Monmouth on Nov. 27...Grabbed three rebounds at Penn on Nov. 30...Dished out five assists in the win over Manhattan on Dec. 3...Logged 17 minutes, tallying two assists and two rebounds, against Saint Joseph's on Dec. 7...Scored two points with three assists at Bryant on Dec. 11...Got the start and racked up five points and three assists in the win at St. Francis (N.Y.) on Dec. 21...Distributed two assists at No. 5 Maryland on Dec. 28...Filled out her statline with four points, four rebounds and five assists in the win over East Carolina on Dec. 29...Tied or set four season highs with five points, four rebounds and six assists in 34 minutes of action at Pittsburgh on Dec. 31...Knocked down a three-pointer in the win over Columbia on Jan. 4...Posted four points and three rebounds against Navy on Jan. 7...Scored four points with a rebounds and an assist at Army on Jan. 11...Tallied a season-high seven points in the win at Bucknell on Jan. 14...Notched two points and two assists against Holy Cross on Jan. 18...Scored six points and dished out three assists at Lehigh on Jan. 21...Matched her career high with 12 points in the win over Colgate on Jan. 25...Scored two points at American on Jan. 28...Grabbed two rebounds at Navy on Feb. 4...Returned from injury and logged an assist in 11 minutes off the bench against Bucknell on Feb. 11...Recorded two points and three assists at Holy Cross on Feb. 15...Knocked down a pair of free throws and dished out three assists against Lehigh on Feb. 18...Got the start and scored two points and grabbed two boards at Colgate on Feb. 22...Hit a free throw and doled out a team-high three assists against American on Feb. 25...Posted seven points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 30 minutes of action in the Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals at American on March 1.

2010-11: Appeared in 27 games, including 19 starts, averaging 24.3 minutes per game...Led the team with 2.3 assists per game...Averaged 2.7 points and 2.1 rebounds per contest...Also contributed 16 steals and five blocked shots...Shot 23.0 percent from the field, 16.2 percent from three-point range and 67.7 percent from the free throw line...Ranked 10th in the Patriot League in assists...Averaged 2.3 points and 1.6 assists per game in Patriot League play...Scored five points and matched her career best with eight assists in the overtime win against Bryant on Nov. 14...Scored the game-tying basket with five seconds left in regulation...Tallied two points and five assists at Long Island on Nov. 17...Racked up five assists and five rebounds in the win over St. Francis (N.Y.) on Nov. 23...Scored a season-best 11 points to go along with six rebounds in the win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Dec. 4...Notched six points and four rebounds in the win over Quinnipiac on Dec. 28...Scored five points and dished out five assists in the victory at Columbia on Jan. 5...Scored five points in a span of 17 seconds as Lafayette rallied late against Bucknell on Jan. 19...Scored four points at American on Feb. 26.

2009-10: Team captain...Only Leopard to start all 29 games, averaging 30.9 minutes per contest...Averaged 4.2 points per game...Led the team with a .304 three-point field goal percentage and 84 assists...Scored in double figures in three games...Dished out five or more assists on six occasions...Had seven points and five assists on Nov. 21 at Bryant...Dished out seven assists on Nov. 30 against Mount St. Mary's...Neared a double-double with 10 points and a season-best eight assists on Dec. 29 at nationally-ranked No. 25/25 James Madison...Distributed five assists the next day against UNC Asheville...Had five assists and a season-high seven rebounds on Jan. 13 against Colgate...Scored a season-best 12 points in 37 minutes of action against Lehigh on Feb. 20...Handed out seven assists in the Feb. 24 overtime win over Army...Netted 10 points in the regular-season finale against American on Feb. 26.

2008-09: Appeared in 31 games, averaging 7.7 minutes per contest...Scored the first point of her collegiate career on Nov. 21 at Western Carolina...Notched her first career field goal at Mount St. Mary's on Nov. 25...Scored four points in 17 minutes of action on Dec. 30 against North Carolina A&T...Scored a season-high seven points in the Jan. 21 home win over Bucknell...Played a season-best 19 minutes and scored two points on Feb. 14 against Navy...Knocked down a three-pointer in the March 7 upset of second-seeded American in the Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals...Dished out three assists in the semifinal victory over Navy.

At Cardinal O'Hara: Four-year letterwinner and starter...An All-Delware County Second Team honoree...Team won two Philadelphia Catholic League titles in her tenure...A four-time All-Catholic League selection as a soccer player...Earned academic honors during every quarter of her career.

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