8 Melanie Baskind
8 - Melanie Baskind
Height: 5-3
Year: Senior
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 (several times)
Points: 6 
(twice most recent vs. Boston College, 5/5/10)
Ground Balls: 5 (several times)
Draw Controls: 5 (Bryant, 3/28/10)
Caused turnovers: 5 (Boston University, 3/17/10)

Senior · 2012
Named the IWLCA Div. I Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Earned Capital One Academic At-Large All-America first team and Capital One Academic At-Large All-District first team honors ... Also named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll ... Named to the IWLCA All-Region second team ... Second-team All-Ivy selection ... Ivy League All-Tournament team ... Team captain ... Led the team in points (33), assists (6) and caused turnovers (15) while ranking second in goals (27) and ground balls (37) ... Named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week on Feb. 27th with a hat trick, five ground balls, two draw controls and two caused turnovers in win against Boston University ... Won two draw controls versus Cornell ... Scored two goals, one assist, three ground balls and two draw controls in double-overtime victory against James Madison ... Recorded four goals, two draw controls, one ground ball and caused a turnover versus Penn ... Had three ground balls, one draw control and caused a turnover against Johns Hopkins ... Scored a goal and tallied two ground balls versus Boston College ... Notched two goals, two ground balls and one draw control in win against Yale ... Scored a goal, two assist, two ground balls and a draw control in win verus Stanford ... Had five points (3g, 2a), one ground ball and one caused turnover against Syracuse ... Named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week on April 9th after finishing the week with three points (2g, 1a), eight ground balls and three caused turnovers ... Recorded one goal, one assist, three ground balls, one draw control and one caused turnover against Virginia ... Scored one goal and added five ground balls and two caused turnevers against Brown ... Named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week April 16 after guiding the Crimson to wins over Holy Cross and Princeton ... Scored a hat trick, grabbed three ground balls and caused three turnovers in win verus Holy Cross ... Scored a goal, grabbed two ground balls, won three draws and caused a turnover in win over Princeton ... Scored a goal, won four draw controls and casued a turnover in win against Columbia ... Scored two goals and picked up two ground balls in win versus Dartmouth ... Scored two goals, had three ground balls, two caused turnovers and one draw against Penn in the Ivy League Semifinals.

Junior · 2011
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.

Sophomore · 2010
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:
Junior - Honored on All-Ivy League first team ... NEWISA All-New England second team ... Tabbed to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America second team ... Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District first team ... Academic All-Ivy League ... Tied for the team lead with nine goals and was second with 22 points ... Ranked tied for first in the Ivy League in goals and was second in points ... Netted a Harvard-best three game-winning goals ... Tallied a goal in season opener against Long Island (Sept. 3) ... Found the back of the net in win against Rhode Island (Sept. 17) ... Notched two goals at Penn (Sept. 24) ... Netted the game-winning goal and assisted on another score at Massachusetts (Sept. 26) ... Named Ivy League Player of the Week and COOP Student-Athlete of the Week (Sept. 27) ... Scored two goals and assisted on two other tallies for a career-high six points in 4-0 victory at Princeton (Oct. 23) ... Named Ivy League Player of the Week for second time (Oct. 25) ... Assisted on a score in win over Columbia (Nov. 6) ... Netted two goals, including the game-winning tally at Fairfield (Nov. 11).

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.