2010 (SENIOR): Poised to share leadership role along with fellow senior Anoop Josan ... one of five natives of Canada on the squad, four of which hail from her province of Alberta.
2009 (JUNIOR): Started every match on the year, logging a squad-best 1,733 minutes of playing time ... helped UTEP post a 1.27 GAA ... got involved on offense as well with four assists, which placed her tied for fourth on the squad ... recipient of the Conference USA Commisssioner's Medal (min. 3.75 GPA).
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Key member of UTEP's back line which held foes to the third-lowest GAA (1.12) in program history ... workhorse player who earned 82.5 mpg ... tallied a goal while registering a pair of helpers in showing her ability to get into the offensive rush.recipient of the Conference USA Commisssioner's Medal (min. 3.75 GPA).
2007 (FRESHMAN): Versatile player who was all over the field in her inaugural season with the Miners ... competed in every matching, including starting the final 18 contests ... tallied first career goal in the 2-1 triumph against Tulsa (10/5) ... both of her assists came in UTEP victories ... recipient of the Conference USA Commisssioner's Medal (min. 3.75 GPA).
PRIOR TO UTEP: Four-year letterwinner with Archbishop MacDonald ... part of Canada's national training center for two years ... played club soccer with Northwest United ... tabbed as rookie of the year in 2006 ... squad claimed silver medal at the provincial championship ... squad was alos the reigning title holder for indoor ... named the 2005 player of the year ... first-team all star at the 2007 Edmonton Mini World Cup.
PERSONAL: Full name is Melissa Christine Desilets ... a chemistry major ... daughter of Gloria and Mike Desilets ... has two siblings ... favorite number is 13 ... highest ambition in soccer is to play for the Canadian National Team ... born 7/19/89 (Edmonton, Alberta).