3 Melanie Ruzzi
    Melanie Ruzzi

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Burnsville, Minn.

    High School:
    Burnsville Sr.

    Height / Weight:
    5-5 / 140

    Position:
    Defenseman

    Birthdate:
    08/21/1981


    AT PROVIDENCE: Played in all 37 games and recorded career highs of six goals, 15 assists and 21 points last season ... Was the seventh leading scorer on the team in 2002 ... Recorded six multiple-point games, including two games with three points ... Scored two goals and one assist in the team's 8-3 win over Findlay (10/27/01) ... Also tallied a pair of goals in PC's, 5-3, ECAC Eastern League Quarterfinal win versus Maine (3/9/02) ... Assisted on both goals in the team's, 2-1, victory over nationally-ranked Wisconsin (1/27/02) ... Named to ECAC All-Academic Team ... Earned Team's 2002 Academic and Unsung Hero Awards ... Played in all 35 games last season in 2000-01 ... Posted eight points (one goal, seven assists) ... Scored the game-tying goal in the Friars' 4-3 win at Northeastern (2/17/01) ... Assisted on the lone goal in a 1-0 victory against Maine (12/2/00) ... Recorded three assists in a 6-1 win over Wayne State (2/3/01) ... Named to the ECAC All-Academic Team, earning a 3.46 GPA in Finance ... Played in all 33 games in the 1999-00 season ... Scored three goals and five assists ... Registered the game winner in a 7-1 win at St. Cloud (1/21/00) ... Notched two power-play goals during the 1999-00 season, at St. Cloud (1/21/00) and at Yale (11/6/00).

    BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Earned letters in hockey and softball at Burnsville Sr. High School ... Captained hockey team her senior year ... Tallied 40 goals and 33 assists throughout her career at Burnsville ... Named to All-Conference, All-State and All-Metro teams her senior year ... Earned All-Conference Honorable Mention honors in her junior year ... Member of National Honor Society ... Selected for the Jr. Olympic Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y.

    PERSONAL: NAME: Melanie G. Ruzzi BIRTHDATE: August 21, 1981 FAMILY: Daughter of Richard and Yvonne Ruzzi; has two brothers, Fillip and Ryan. MAJOR: Finance HOBBIES: Working out, playing tennis, golf

    YEAR GP G A PTS PIM PP SH GWG 99-00 33 3 5 8 5/10 2 0 1 ECAC 24 1 3 4 4/8 - - - 00-01 35 1 7 8 10/20 0 0 0 ECAC 24 1 3 4 6/12 - - - 01-02 37 6 15 21 9/18 1 1 0 ECAC 21 1 8 9 6/12 - - - TOTAL 105 10 27 37 24/48 3 1 1 ECAC 69 3 14 17 16/32 - - -

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