University of Iowa Athletics

Melissa Helsel

Class Sr.
Hometown Elizabethtown, Pa.
High School Donegal
Melissa Helsel - Field Hockey - University of Iowa Athletics

2008 as a Senior… Did not see game action.

2007 as a Junior… Letterwinner… teamed with Lissa Munley for a shutout over Sacred Heart.

2006 as a Sophomore… Played in and started one game for the Hawkeyes… recorded a shutout against West Chester (Sept. 10)… academic all-Big Ten.

2005 as a Freshman… Did not see action.

High School… Team captain senior year in which she registered 135 saves and an .860 save rate… after senior and sophomore seasons was voted to the Lancaster-Lebanon League All-Star second team… overall record in three years was 30-14-5 including 19 shutouts… team MVP as a freshman… Donegal advanced to the first round of district playoffs in 2002-2004… high school coach was Jessica Rose… played three years for the Lanco Premier Club team from 2003-2004 which won the Delaware Diamond State Games in 2003… Lanco Premier was a USFHA National Festival pool winner in 2003 and AAU Spring Classic Tournament winner in 2003… club coach was Bree Gillespie… also played soccer for two years… four-time Summa Honor Roll student… Mathematics Honor Society in 2003 and 2004… part of the yearbook editorial staff.

Personal… Born January 27, 1987… parents are John and Lynn Helsel… mother played field hockey at Shippensburg University… has one younger sister, Shawna… leisure studies.

Year GP Min. Sv Sv% GA GAA SHo
2006 1 70 3 1.000 0 0 1
2007 1 9 0 .000 0 0 0
Totals 2 79 3 1.000 0 0 1