1 Melissa McLaws
Melissa McLaws


Edmond, Okla.

High School:
Deer Creek





Army Romps To 4-0 Win Over American

Kim An Tallies Pair of Goals


Army Suffers 1-0 Star Match Heartbreaker to Navy

Black Knights Outshot Midshipmen 11-6 in Second Half


Doubleheader Highlights Women's Soccer Opener Friday

Army Women Play at 5 p.m.; Men at 7:30 p.m.

Milestones: One of four Army players named to the 2010 Black Knight Classic All-Tournament Team ... involved in 29 of 38 shutouts the past three years ... two-year letterwinner ... played defense first three years and switched to goalkeeper final season.

2011: Appeared in first nine games of season before suffering injury ... part of defensive team that recorded six shutouts during that period as Army posted a 5-2-2 mark ... tallied game winner in 2-0 road blanking of Stony Brook ... following a scoreless first half, put Army on the scoreboard just over 15 minutes into the second period ... recorded first career goal scoring off a loose ball on a play that materialized off of Dee Clegg's corner kick ... header by Kim An off the corner kick rejected by the goalkeeper resulting in loose ball that McLaws finished off for lone shot of the game ... took four shots in abbreviated season with two on goal ... booted shots against CCSU, VMI (on goal) and Sacred Heart ... helped Army capture back-to-back home tournament titles in September ... Army defended its crown winning Black Knight Classic ... then captured the inaugural Army Soccer Classic the following weekend, blanking VMI (3-0) and Sacred Heart (0-0 2OT).

2010: Drew start in 20 games ... played instrumental role as part of defensive unit that held opponents to just six goals along with a school-record 16 shutouts ... play helped Army to No. 1 ranking in the country in goals-against average, shutout percentage and save percentage ... assisted on winning goal in 1-0 blanking of regional rival Penn ... sent ball forward to Lindsay Gordon ... she crossed it to Kim An whose header hit the crossbar and dropped in ... one of four Army players named to the Black Knight Classic All-Tournament Team after helping team win the title following pair of 3-0 blankings of Marist and Vermont.

2009: Appeared in 18 of 19 games ... drew starts in 12 matches ... involved in all seven of Army's shutouts including six as a member of the starting rotation ... started first six games of season, helping the Black Knights post four shutouts en route to compiling a 3-2-1 mark ... recorded first collegiate assist in 2-0 blanking of Stetson in opening round of the Embassy Suites Kickoff Classic hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University over Labor Day Weekend ... sent a diagonal ball behind the defenders to Dee Clegg for what proved to be the winning tally when she opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a shot from the top of the box ... competed in six of seven Patriot League games with starts versus Lehigh, Navy and Lafayette.

High School: Four-time letterwinner as a defender and midfielder who was all-state, all-city and all-district performer at Deer Creek High ... three-time all-district selection ... earned all-state and all-city honors senior year along with being named the Deer Creek Defensive Player of the Year ... all-city honorable mention honors in 2006 ... helped team to state title senior year ... scored the game-winning goal in the semifinals that snapped 10-time defending state champions reign ... high school team reached the state semifinals previous three years ... served twice as team captain ... scored 43 goals along with 14 assists as four-year starter ... recorded 10 goals and four assists senior year helping team to 15-0 record ... squad tallied 110 goals while holding opponents to just one ... played club ball for North OKC United 91 team and Edmond Soccer Club over eight-year span ... spent last five years with Edmond, leading team to state and USYSA Regional titles senior year ... regional champions and national finalists in 2005 ... regional finalists in 2006 and 2007 ... two-time first team All-Edmond pick (2007 and 2009) ... three-year member of the ODP state team.

Personal: Given name is Melissa Nicole McLaws ... parents' names are Scott and Michelle McLaws ... two siblings ... Shawn (19) is on the soccer team at Coastal Carolina and Matt (11) plays club soccer ... great-great-great grandfather Lafayette McLaws was a member of the USMA Class of 1842 ... majoring in Systems Management.

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