9 - Mell Duarte
Mell Duarte
Height: 5-4
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Carle Place, N.Y.
High School: Carle Place
Position: M

Before Holy Cross: Played for head coach Erik Tonner at Carle Place High School … served as team captain during her senior year … earned All-State and All-County honors as a senior … selected as the Conference Player of the Year in 2012 … named All-Class as a junior … recorded six goals and seven assists during her senior season … finished her high school career with 15 goals and 15 assists … team won the conference title in 2009, reached the county semifinals in 2010 and was the county runner-up in 2011 … also a sprinter on the track and field team, serving as captain during her senior year … played for the Albertson Fury 93 club soccer team … member of National Honor Society, National Math Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Marco and Vania Duarte … has one brother, Marco, who played soccer at Molloy College … has not yet declared a major.