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Melanie Booth

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Height
5' 8"
CLASS
SR-RS
Hometown
Burlington, Canada (Aldershot H.S.)
School

2005 All-SEC First Team
2003, '04 & '05 All-American
2003 & ‘04 All-SEC Second Team
2003 All-SEC Freshman Team

2007: National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America second-team selection at defender…SoccerBuzz.com All-America second team selection…Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 5…First goal of the season off a 23-yard free kick was game-winner in 2-0 win versus South Carolina…NSCAA/adidas and SoccerBuzz.com All-Southeast Region first-team member…Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Season honorable mention selection…National team of the week selection by both Soccer America and SoccerBuzz.com on Nov. 6…Named to the Soccer America preseason All-America team in August…Member of Canadian National Team and missed the first seven matches of the collegiate season due to the FIFA Women's World Cup in China…Canada did not advance out of Group play and Booth joined UF team on Sept. 22 in Lincoln, Neb…Made her first appearance for the Gators since the conclusion of the 2005 season on Sept. 23 at Nebraska, playing 64 minutes…Turned in nine complete matches…Provided UF with a pair of assists versus Alabama…Played 15 compete matches for Canadian National Team since June of 2006…Canada took the bronze at the 2007 Pan American Games.

2006:  Sat out the 2006 collegiate season due to commitments to the Canadian National Team that played several international matches in the fall of 2006.

2005: NSCAA All-America first-team selection at defender… Soccer Times All-America first team and SoccerBuzz.com All-America third-team selection…Named to the 2005 All-SEC 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…Finished 2004 tied for second on the team in goals (5) and points (13)… Team tri-captain…Played nine complete matches…Second among the 2005 Gators in minutes played (1,606), averaging more than 80 minutes per match…Started every match that UF has played during her career…Led UF with 51 shots overall, 29 in SEC action.

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-SEC second team…Also named to the SEC All-Tournament team… 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 AmericaAll-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…Part of Canada's 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup team in September… Scored first Canadian Women's Senior National team goal in November of 2006 versus Jamaica…Owns 31 caps for Canadian Senior National Team…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: Fitness and Wellness
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
2006 RS 0 0     0
2007 18/17 1410 20 1 (1) 2 4
Totals 86/85 7147 118 8 (4) 21 37
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