Hi! I'm Melanie Watson, a class of 2025 midfielder. I live in Charlotte, North Carolina, and play for Charlotte Ambush Field Hockey Club. I also play for my school, Ardrey Kell High School. Academics are very important to me. I am hoping to study Architectural Design. I am a highly determined and hardworking athlete. Each season I play, I am constantly improving and looking for ways to grow and raise my skill level. My coaches describe me as very coachable and motivated. Cross-training in lacrosse has helped me with my strength and strategic play. I picked up my field hockey stick in seventh grade, and haven’t set it down since! My field hockey season continues year-round, with spring, fall, and indoor seasons. I have always been interested in playing collegiate field hockey, and can't wait to find out where I fit best.
Field Hockey Honors/Accomplishments:
Nexus Region 7/8 Selection Camp 2022
Field Hockey Experience:
2022: Charlotte Ambush Elite U16 Outdoor, Ardrey Kell Field Hockey (High School Season), Charlotte Ambush Elite U16 Indoor, NFHCA Winter Escape Showcase (January 14-16, 2022), National Indoor Tournament Qualifiers (January 22, 2022), USA Field Hockey Disney Sunshine Showcase (January 28-30, 2022), National Indoor Festival (February 18-20, 2022), Nexus Region 8 Training (March, April), Nexus Region 7/8 Selection Camp (May 7-8, 2022), Junior Premier Outdoor League (June 4-5, 2022)
2021: Charlotte Ambush Elite U14 Outdoor, Community House Field Hockey (Middle School Season), Regional Club Championship Region 8 (April 10-11, 2021), Shooting Star Jamboree (April 16-18, 2021), Junior Premier Outdoor League (May 22-23,2021), Nexus Region 8 Training (May, June), USA Field Hockey Disney Showcase (June 18-20, 2021), National Field Hockey Festival (November 25-27, 2021)
2020: Charlotte Ambush U14 Select Outdoor, Charlotte Ambush U14 Indoor, Community House Field Hockey (Middle School Season)
Other: Community House Field Hockey (Middle School Season), Charlotte Ambush Indoor U14
GPA: 4.4 (Weighted)
2021-2022: (Freshman Year): Autodesk AutoCAD Certified User, AP Human Geography, Honors English I, Honors NC Math 3, Honors Biology I, Honors World History
2020-2021: (Eighth Grade): National Junior Honor Society, A Honor Roll, "All A's in Middle School" Award, "Outstanding Achievement in Science" Award, Duke Tip Program.