June 18, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
Melink was a varsity starter for three seasons at Ursuline Academy for head coach Colleen Dehring. She scored 36 goals in her career and was named Second Team All-Star GGCL twice. She led Ursuline to GGCL league titles in 2006 and 2007, and advanced all the way to the regional finals in 2007.
She played club soccer for Cincinnati United Premier, where she won the State Cup. Melink was also part of the Ohio South State team with the Olympic Development Program (ODP) in 2007 and 2008, advancing to the regional camp as a junior.
Also an accomplished student-athlete off the field, Melink has received a number of scholastic honors including the Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky Art and Writing Scholastic Award on two occasions.
The daughter of Steve and Mary Frances, she will pursue a degree in Marketing at Indiana.
Coach Lyon on Melink
"I love the way Monica plays with her passion for soccer, her work rate and fun attitude to enjoy the game. With the athletic body and great set of skills she possesses, I have high hopes for Monica to make an impact on IU soccer during her career. Playing top-level soccer with the CUP program is a big plus along with having seen her play at our soccer camp."
Huber Heights, Ohio
Wayne High School
Nouanesengsy is a four-year starter for head coach Harold Steinke at Wayne High School. She scored 68 career goals and dished out 73 assists, the fifth-most all-time among Ohio high school soccer players. Named one of the top 50 senior girls soccer players in the country, Nouanesengsy was a three-time First Team All-Ohio honoree and was named NSCA All-Region twice as well as being named an all-american by select publications. Recently she was named the 23rd Rae Burick Women in Sports Award recipient, which goes to an outstanding female high school athlete in the Miami (Ohio) Valley based on athletic and academic excellence along with school and community involvement.
Playing club soccer for Ohio Elite, Nouanesengsy won the state championship each of the past two seasons and an appearance in the national finals in 2009. She was also a three-year member of the ODP Region II team.
The daughter of Sam and Bouvanh Nouanesengsy, she plans to major in biology/pre-optometry upon enrolling at Indiana.
Coach Lyon on Nouanesengsy
"Despite having the hardest name to pronounce, I think Lisa's name will be mentioned a lot this fall as she shows her dynamic skills and ability to create chances at goal. Lisa has a superb touch on the ball; she is quick and clever with her decision making on the field. I think she will leave her mark on the program in many ways."