0 Melissa Cancio
Melissa  Cancio


Miami, FL

High School:
St. Thomas




2001 Season: Returned home because of father's illness and attended FAU. Did not play soccer.

As a Junior('00): Led JU to a perfect 9-0-0 regular season in conference...finished the season with 74 saves, 22 goals against, 6 shutouts and a 1.22 goals against average...Named to the TAAC All-Tournament Team...Named TAAC Defensive Player of the Week...Won Conference Championship

As a Sophmore ('99):Sat out as a redshirt after suffering from mononucleosis.

As a Freshman (`98): Started final 14 games of the year after missing the first six contests with an injury...finished the season ranked third in the A-Sun with a 1.30 goals against average...tallied 52 saves...allowed just six goals in the second half of the season...named to the All-AUN Tournament team after helping JU to the championship game...first career shutout was versus Flagler (10/10)...had a 289 minute scoreless stretch from Oct. 11-Nov. 5.

High School: Four-year starter at St. Thomas Aquinas for coach Carlos Giron...allowed just 10 goals during her prep career...helped lead the team to four National Championships from 1995-98...did not lose a match during her high school career...as a senior: led the U.S. with most consecutive shutouts...earned all-district as a senior and was an honorable mention all-district player as both a freshman and as a sophomore...missed some of her junior campaign with an injury..as a freshman, saved final two penalty kicks in the state championship match to help St. Thomas Aquinas clinch the championship.

Personal: Born Nov. 26, 1979 in Tampa, FL...daughter of Julio and Maria Cancio.

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