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Jason Melendez
Jason  Melendez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lakewood, CA

High School:
Mayfair

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
08/26/1980

Experience:
3V


UNLV: Returns as the Rebels' top scorer over the last three seasons...A candidate for postseason honors...Could be one of the top front players on the West Coast this year...A very exciting, offensive player who finds his way to the goal...Has a good understanding of the game...Has averaged one point per game over his career...Is on pace to finish among UNLV's top players in career scoring, goals and assists...2000 (Junior): The team's top scorer with nine goals and six assists for 24 points...Had the game-winning goal in a 3-0 shutout of Ohio State in the season opener...Earned the Best Offensive Player award for the UNLV Coors Light Invitational...Named to the All-MPSF First Team for the second consecutive year...Also honored on the MPSF Academic All-Conference Team...Named to the All West Team...MVP of the Year...1999 (Sophomore): Led the team and finished seventh in the conference in scoring with 20 points on eight goals and four assists...One of only two sophomores to receive All-MPSF honors, earning second team kudos in the Pacific Division...Scored five goals over the Rebels' last seven matches of the season...1998 (Freshman): Led the team in scoring as a freshman with five goals and five assists...Posted the team's only multi-goal match with consecutive goals in the Rebels' 4-0 win over Alabama A&M...Had a key assist to set up the game-winner over St. Mary's College.

High School: Graduated in 1998 with high honors from Mayfair High School in Lakewood, CA...Four-year starter for coach Chris Bruynzell...Led the Monsoons to back-to-back CIF quarterfinals appearances...Two-time Suburban League's Most Valuable Player...Named CIF Athlete of the Year in 1997 and was a two-time first team All-CIF choice...Earned Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame Performer of the Year honors in 1997 and 1998...Honored with the President Education Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement as a four-year high academic honors recipient...Also named a U.S. Army Reserve Scholar Athlete for academic and athletic excellence.

Personal: Jason Melendez...Born August 26, 1980 in Lakewood, CA, to parents Robert and Melody Melendez...Oldest brother Robert played collegiate soccer at UC Irvine...Has two more brothers, Brandon and Matthew...Economics major at UNLV.

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