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2009-10 (Junior): Played in 14 games and averaged 4.0 minutes per game...She shot 83.3-percent from the field and recorded one assist, two steals and 12 points...Her best game of the season came against UMBC (12/20) where she recorded 15 minutes of playing time with seven points, five rebounds, an assist and a block....She had three games where she scored eight points with the last time coming against Marist (1/11)... In her career at Loyola, she has played in 55 games, averaging 8.4 minutes per game while shooting 54-percent from the field and 71-percent from the free throw line...Has a total of 76 rebounds, 17 assists, five blocks and seven steals with a total of 110 points.
2008-2009 (Sophomore): Played in all 30 games and averaged 11.7 minutes per contest... Shot 50.9-percent from the field and averaged 2.3 points and 1.7 rebounds per game... Grabbed four rebounds at Canisius (2/20)... Made 3-of-4 shots and finished with six points in a career-high 23 minutes against Fairfield (2/1)... Scored eight for the second game in a row against Marist (1/11)... Was a combined 7-of-8 from the field against the Red Foxes and Saint Peter's... Tied her career points (8) and rebounding (5) highs against Saint Peter's (1/9)... Made all four of her shots against the Peahens... Did not score, but had two assists on key baskets at UMBC (12/21)... Contributed six points and two rebounds off the bench against Rider (12/7)... Scored a career-best eight points in 19 minutes at Manhattan (12/5)... Had three offensive boards and was 3-of-5 from the field... Pulled down a career-high five rebounds against Mount St. Mary's (12/1)... Blocked a shot against Bucknell (11/29)... Played 16 minutes and had four blocks against Army (11/23)... Played 10 minutes against South Florida (11/16) and pulled down four boards... Scored twice and had an assist in the season-opener against Harvard (11/15).
2007-2008 (Freshman): Made significant strides throughout the season, playing in 11 games and averaging 2.6 points and 1.2 rebounds per game... Was 7-of-13 from the field and 15-of-16 from the free-throw line during the season... Logged season-highs in points (7) and rebounds (4) at Niagara (2/22)... Made 2-of-3 shots and 3-of-3 at the free-throw line against the Purple Eagles... Scored five points against Iona (1/31)... Made four free throws at Towson (12/28)... Scored four points and had two rebounds in her first collegiate game at Maryland (11/20).
High School: Played basketball and volleyball for four years at Huron Heights Secondary School in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada... Also played two years of soccer and competed in track and field for two seasons... Three-year Most Valuable Player of the basketball team and named captain her junior and senior seasons... Was also the MVP of the track and field team... Earned MVP honors twice at the Seneca College Basketball Tournament... Four-year member of the Nike Regional Development Team... Three-time member of the York Region Athletic Association All-Star Team... Named to the All-Canada Team and participated in the 2007 All-Canada Girls Rumble... Named the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) Volleyball MVP in 2006... Volleyball team won two York Region Athletic Association titles and were the OFSAA consolation champions... Four-year honor roll student... Won the school's Physical Education Award twice and the 2004-2005 Civics Award... Also a member of the Athletics Council and the school's symphonic band and wind ensemble.
Personal: Melissa Nicole Bangay... Born in Newmarket, Ontario... Daughter of Nicholas and Irene Bangay... Has three siblings... Brothers Derek and Nicholas and sister Holley... Grandfather, Harold "Nick" Bangay, played in the American Hockey League from 1947-1951... Majoring in communications with a specialization in advertising/public relations and minoring in marketing.