#13 Melissa Hawkins


Class Junior
Position Defender
Hometown Bridgewater, N.J.
High School Bridgewater-Raritan Regional

AAC Second Team
AAC All-Academic Team
AAC Defensive Player of the Week (3/1919)
2017-18 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
BIG EAST Freshman of the Week (Mar. 20, 2018)

Goals: None
Assists: 1 (four times)
Points: 1 (four times)
Ground Balls: 5 vs Oregon (3/28/18)
Draw Controls: 1 at Temple (4/18/18)
Caused Turnovers: 4 (three times) last vs Butler (3/24/19)

Sophomore (2019): 

  • Started all 16 games for the Commodores start the first 23 games of her Vanderbilt career
  • Led the Commodores with 32 caused turnovers
  • Was second on the team with 30 ground balls
  • Was 16th in the country in caused turnovers per game with 2.07 and led the AAC with that mark
  • Named AAC Defensive Player of the Week in March
  • Earned a spot on the AAC Second Team

Freshman (2018): 

  • Started all 17 games for the Commodores as a freshman midfielder, consistently guarding opponents’ top attackers
  • Finished the season with four assists, 31 ground balls and a team-high 24 caused turnovers
  • Named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week for Week 6 on March 20 after shutting down Florida star Sydney Pirreca on March 18

High School: 

  • Four-year starter for Alyssa Dragon-Frazier at Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School
  • Won the New Jersey Tournament of Champions for the first time in school history her senior year
  • Bridgewater-Raritan was named NJ.com 2017 Team of the Year
  • Three-time Somerset County Champion, Group IV and Sectional Champion in 2017
  • Four-time first team All-Skylands Conference, two-time first team All-Group 4, second team All-State senior year and third team All-State junior year


  • Melissa Marie Hawkins
  • Born May 4, 1999 in Somerset, N.J
  • Daughter to Karen Hawkins
  • Has on older brother, Russell
  • Dad played baseball at Elon University
  • Intends to major in special education