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Rachel Melhado
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Rachel Melhado

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brampton, Ont.

High School:
Turner Fenton

Height:
5-9

Position:
D


04/10/2013

Women's Soccer Earns Spring Win Over Ole Miss

Corral scores in 28th minute to lead Cardinals to 1-0 victory

03/30/2013

Behind the Scenes with Women's Soccer

Name That Cardinal...

03/18/2013

Women's Soccer Community Service Spotlight: March 18

UofL players recently visit Engelhard Elementary School and Down Syndrome of Louisville

03/13/2013

Women's Soccer Community Service Spotlight: March 11

UofL players participate in Girl Scout Day and visit Cochran Elementary School

03/10/2013

Behind the Scenes with Women's Soccer

Final Countdown...

11/16/2013

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S SOCCER v ILLINOIS STATE

Louisville Women's Soccer v Illinois State | NCAA First Round

10/13/2013

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S SOCCER v UCF

Louisville Women's Soccer v UCF

10/11/2013

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S SOCCER v USF

Louisville Women's Soccer v USF

09/13/2013

LOUISVILLE v MOREHEAD STATE

Louisville Women's Soccer v Morehead State

11/18/2011

Louisville Women's Soccer v Memphis | NCAA Second Round

Louisville Women's Soccer v Memphis | NCAA Second Round

2012: Played in 15 matches with 14 starts for the Cardinals' backline which anchored eight shutout performances. Has started 55 career games at UofL while playing in 56 overall. Provided first career assist in Louisville's win over UNCG on Sept. 2. Missed early portion of the season while competing for Canadian National Team at 2012 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Japan. Named to Dean's List and Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2011: Started all 24 games on the Cardinals' backline and was key contributor in team's nine shutout wins. Played significant minutes as Cardinals earned back-to-back shutout wins against Dayton and No. 5 Memphis in the first two rounds of the NCAA Championship.

2010: Was key contributor to Cardinals' backline starting in 17 games as a freshman. Was an important defender in five Louisville shutouts including road win at No. 13 South Carolina (1-0) and home triumph over rival Kentucky (2-0).

High School: Played four years of prep soccer as well as two years of volleyball and one year of flag football. Played club soccer for Mississauga Falcons G92 and was team captain for five years (since U13). Member of U17 Disney Showcase Tournament champions, U16 OYSL champions and U15 USA Cup champions. Member of U16 Olympic Development Program national champions and Canada Games bronze medalists. Named captain of U15 provincial team and was a member of U14 national champions.

Personal: Born on Sept. 24, 1992 in Mississauga, Ont., Canada. Daughter of Bruce Melhado and Ruth Carelse. Has one younger sister, Renee, and one younger brother, Ethan. Majoring in health and human performance at U of L. Biggest thrills in sports include winning U14 and U16 National All-Star championships, winning U15 USA Cup and winning Disney Showcase Tournament. After college, she plans to become a sports trainer for a professional or college team. Person with the greatest influence on her athletic career is her dad because he has always been there for her in every way possible. Hobbies and outside interests include singing in the shower, dancing in her room (alone) and hanging out with friends and family. Favorite movies include Good Burger, Remember the Titans and The Benchwarmers. Favorite TV shows are The Game, Criminal Minds and Rookie Blue. Favorite food is anything pasta. Favorite restaurant is Red Lobster. Enjoys listening to reggae, dancehall, R&B, hip hop and rap music.

GP

G

A

Pts

Shots

Shot%

SOG

SOG%

GW

2010

17

0

0

0

0

.000

0

.000

0

2011

24

0

0

0

1

.000

1

1.000

0

2012

15

0

1

1

0

.000

0

.000

0

TOTAL

56

0

1

1

1

.000

1

1.000

0

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