8 Melanie Baskind
8 - Melanie Baskind
Height: 5-3
Year: Junior
Hometown: Framingham, Mass.
High School: Framingham
Position: Midfield
Major: Neurobiology
House Affiliation: Quincy

Harvard Women's Lacrosse:
Career Highs
Goals: 5 (twice most recent vs. Boston College, 5/5/10)
Assists: 2 (Bryant 3/28/10)
Points: 6 
(twice most recent vs. Boston College, 5/5/10))
Ground Balls: 5 (twice most recent vs. Bryant, 3/28/10)
Draw Controls: 5 (Bryant, 3/28/10)
Caused turnovers: 5 (Boston University, 3/17/10)

Team captain ...
Named first-team All-Ivy League … Earned a spot on the Ivy League All-Tournament team … Third on the team in points (34) and fourth in scoring (29) … Handed out a second-best six assists on the season … Led the Crimson in ground balls (33) and was second in draw controls (24) … Scored multiple goals in 14 of the 16 games she played in … Had hat tricks against Cornell, Virginia and Columbia … Scored four points in Harvard’s near upset of No. 7 Virginia.

Earned a spot on the IWLCA All-North Region second team ... Named second-team All-Ivy League … Started in all 15 games at midfield … Second on the team in goals (32) and points (40) … Led the Crimson in ground balls (41) and caused turnovers (25) … Ranked  second in the league and 20th in the nation in ground balls and second in the Ancient Eight and 29th in the nation in caused turnovers … Scored three or more goals five times including a career-high five goals against Boston College and Columbia.

Harvard Women's Soccer:
Sophomore - All-Ivy League second team ... Honored on Academic All-Ivy League team ... Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District third team ... Saw action in all 17 games, starting 16 ... Ranked second on the Crimson with 14 points and led the team with six assists ... Was tied for second in the Ivy League in assists.

Freshman - Ivy League Rookie of the Year ... Named second-team All-Ivy League ... Selected to second-team NSCAA All-Northeast Region ... Named to Soccer America All-Freshman second team ... Tabbed on Soccer Buzz's Freshman All-America third team, All-Freshman Northeast team and All-Northeast second team ... Started all 17 games she played in ... Led the Crimson with 19 points and was tied for first with six tallies ... Was seventh in the Ivy League in scoring and was tied for fifth in goals and assists.

High School:
Lettered in soccer, lacrosse and ice hockey at Framingham High ... Captained soccer and lacrosse squads ... 2008 Boston Globe Athlete of the Year and 2007 Boston Globe Division I Soccer Player of the Year ... 2007 NSCAA first team All-American ... 2007 and 2008 Boston Globe All-Scholastic ... 2007 and 2008 Boston Herald All-Scholastic ... 2007 All-New England ... Named to All-State first team in 2006 and 2007 ... Bay State Conference MVP as a senior ... Scored 19 goals and added 20 assists in senior campaign ... Two-time first team All-American in lacrosse ... 2008 Bay State Conference MVP ... Selected to Metro West Daily News Super Team ... Lacrosse team at Framingham won back-to-back state championships in 2006 and 2007 ... National Honor Society ... Harvard Book Award recipient ... Excellence in Math Award ... Framingham High School Leadership and Service Award.

Played on the MPS Boston Renegades for five years ... Was a 2008 Massachusetts State Cup Finalist with CRU.