#13 Melissa Hawkins

Defense

Hometown Bridgewater, N.J.
High School Bridgewater-Raritan Regional
Major Special Education

Honors
• 2019  AAC Second Team
• 2019 AAC All-Academic Team
• AAC Defensive Player of the Week (March 19, 2019)
• 2017-18 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
• BIG EAST Freshman of the Week (March 20, 2018)

As a Junior (2020) – Game-by-Game Statistics
• Started all nine games
• Second on the team with 14 caused turnovers
• Also finished with 14 ground balls
• Season-high five caused turnovers in win at Wagner (Feb. 9)
• Season-best three ground balls in addition to two caused turnovers in win at Kennesaw State (Feb. 19)
• Also had three ground balls and three caused turnovers against No. 2 Notre Dame (March 11)
• Season canceled after nine games due to coronavirus outbreak

As a Sophomore (2019) – Game-by-Game Statistics
• AAC second team
• AAC All-Academic team
• Started all 16 games for the Commodores start the first 23 games of her Vanderbilt career
• Led the Commodores with 32 caused turnovers
• Second on the team with 30 ground balls
• Finished 16th in the country in caused turnovers per game with 2.07 and led the AAC with that mark
• AAC Defensive Player of the Week (March 19)

As a 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 (March 20)

The Hawkins File
• 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
• Daughter to Karen Hawkins
• Has on older brother, Russell
• Dad played baseball at Elon University