The Facts Hometown: Elmhurst, Ill.
Parents: Paul and Linda
Club Team: Eclipse Select
Club Coach: Rory Dames, Mike Nesci, Trae Manny
High School: Immaculate Commception High School
High School Coaches: Todd Privett
Melanie's Noteworthy Accolades Helped Eclipse Select advance to the semifinals of the 2012 Dallas International Girls Cup, 2012 Ohio Elite Girls College Showcase and the 2011 Disney's Soccer Showcase ... In 2011, the club also claimed third-place at the SYSA National League and were semifinalists at the Illinois State Cup and the Ohio Elite Girls College Showcase ... As a member of the U16 team, helped the squad to the 2010 NSR Gold Cup ... Member of the National Honor Society and is an honor roll student at Immaculate Conception High School.
Mizzou Head Coach Bryan Blitz on KC "KC is such a team player that will always sacrifice for the greater good. We look forward to KC's physical presence in the middle of the field and know that her intelligence will make an impact on the field and in the classroom."
Club coach Trae Manny (Eclipse Select Soccer Club) on KC "I think that it's a great opportunity for KC. Obviously, KC has a lot affiliations with Mizzou and I think it's great for her and great for our club to see her play for Mizzou. Athletically and from a power perspective, she will bring a presence to the defensive midfield. Her competitiveness and combativeness will definitely add to the program. They have a great kid who has a hunger to make the most out of her collegiate career."