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13 Melanie Booth
  • 5-8
  • Junior / Forward/Defender
  • Burlington, Ontario. (Alsershot H.S.)
  • 2003& '04 All-American
  • 2003 & '04 All-SEC Second Team
  • 2003 All-SEC Freshman Team

2005: National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America first-team selection at defender…Named to the 2005 All-Southeastern Conference First Team…NSCAA All-Southeast Region first team member… Soccerfla.com All-Florida team selection at defender…Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 12…Turned in first goal of the season versus Loyola College…First-half goal versus Vanderbilt ended the Commodores five-match shutout streak…Tied for second on the team in goals (5) and points (13)… Team tri-captain…Played nine complete matches including double-overtime contest versus Alabama and extra time versus Illinois and was second among the 2005 Gators in minutes played (1,606)…Led UF with 51 shots overall, 29 in SEC-action…Started all 20 games in 2005.

2004: SoccerBuzz.com All-America honorable mention selection…NSCAA All-Southeast Region first team member…Selected to SoccerFLA.com All-Florida team…Team tri-captain…Third among the Gators in minutes, averaging more than 87 per match…Made second consecutive appearance on All-Southeastern Conference second team…Also named to the SEC All-Tournament team…Started every match that UF has played during her career…Began season at wide midfield, but injuries to UF personnel forced her to return to the backline…Scored first collegiate goals on consecutive Friday evenings - at Kentucky and versus Mississippi State - both on free kicks…Recorded two assists in Florida's 5-1 victory over Duke…Seventh among the Gators with nine points off of two goals and five assists…SEC Academic Honor Roll member.

2003: Soccer America All-Freshman team selection…All-America third-team member by SoccerBuzz.com - also on All-Freshman first team by SoccerBuzz.com…NSCAA All-Southeast Region first team member…Started every match, averaging 84.8 minutes…Named to the All-SEC second team…Also earned a spot on the first-ever SEC All-Freshman team…Finalist for Soccerbuzz.com National Freshman of the Year…Recorded first career assist against Florida State when she recorded two…Led Florida in assists with 11, which ranks eighth all-time for assists in a season…Turned in an assist in five of the last nine matches…Played entirety of three double overtime matches…No. 7 on Soccer America's 2003 list of top-50 recruits.

High School: Played hockey, basketball and volleyball in high school…Assistant coach of Aldershot High School's varsity soccer team in 2003 and was head coach of AHS's junior soccer team in 2002…Played Rep hockey for the Burlington Barracudas and named MVP at the 2000 Peterborough tournament and the 2001 Burlington tournament.

Club: Member of the Canadian National Team Pool…Owns 15 national team caps…Member of Canada's silver medal team at the 2002 Gold Cup…Earned 22 caps and scored three goals playing on the Canadian U19 National Team…Played every minute of Canada's six 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship matches…Canada took the U-19 Women's World Cup silver medal…Member of Canada's 2002 Algarve Cup and 2001 Nordic Cup teams…Played with Ontario's Provincial U20 team that won the gold medal in the 2001 Canada Games and the Provincial U17 team that won 2000 Canadian National Championship…Member of two Canadian National Championship teams (1999 and 2002) with the Burlington Flames…Member of Toronto Lady Lynx W-League team.

Major: Health Education and Behavior


Booth's Collegiate Statistics
Year GP/GS Min. Shots G (GW) A Pts.
2003 25/25 2121 25 0 (0) 11 11
2004 23/23 2010 22 2 (0) 5 9
2005 20/20 1606 51 5 (3) 3 13
Totals 68/68 5737 98 7 (3) 19 33
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