Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#27 Susana Melendez
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'5"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Nogales, Ariz.
High School: Nogales HS
Club: Calcio/Arizona Rush
Experience: 1 Letter

2011: Played in all 19 matches earning four starts... Logged 622 minutes... Scored her only goal of the season in the match against Colorado when the Wildcats tied 2-2 in double over time... Took a total of eight shots during the season.

2010: Played in six games as a reserve ... Earned a career-high 36 minutes played against Ohio State (Sept. 19) ... Played 14 minutes in UA's 4-2 victory over Cal Poly (Sept. 5).

2009: Battled injury but played in seven games with one start ... Registered a shot in 142 minutes played.

2008: Joined the team as a walk-on.

Prep: Four-year letterwinner in soccer and cross country and three-year letterwinner at Nogales High School in Nogales, Ariz. ... Team captain for three years ... Two-time first-team all-city selection in 2007 and 2008 ... An all-state honorable mention selection in 2008 ... Three-time cross country regional champion ... Three-time Team MVP in cross country ... Two-time regional champion in cross country in 2007 and 2008 ... Played for club team Calcio/Arizona Rush under Nick Vitale and Sean Ochoa ... Team captain for club team ... Team finished first in Capa Cakio.

Personal: Born Susana Renee Melendez in November 1989 in Tucson, Ariz. ... Daughter of Arturo and Lilia Melendez ... Has an older brother, pursuing a major in Spanish at Arizona.