12 - Lauren Mellano
Lauren Mellano
Height: 5-7
Year: JR
Hometown: Fullerton, CA
High School: Troy HS
Position: M/D
Experience: 2V

CAL STATE FULLERTON
SOPHOMORE (2011): Appeared in 12 of the team’s 20 matches, making three starts... finished with three points on the season... scored her only goal of the year off a corner from her sister, Caitlin, in overtime to beat Pacific, 1-0, on Oct. 28... followed that up with an assist in a 4-1 win over UC Davis in the regular season finale on Oct. 30... took four shots on the year.

FRESHMAN (2010): Appeared in 11 matches, all off the bench... scored two goals in her Division I debut, netting one of four goals in a win over Eastern Washington (Aug. 29) and again finding the back of the net against Long Beach State (Oct. 17)... finished with four shots, including a career-high two shots against the 49ers.

TROY HIGH SCHOOL
Played three seasons for the Warriors... three-time Freeway League First-Team selection... earned first-team All-CIF honors as a junior and second-team honors as a sophomore... CIF Defensive Player of the Year as a junior.

PERSONAL
Born Nov. 7, 1991, in Fullerton... parents are Bob and Mary... her older sister, Caitlin, played four seasons for the Titans from 2008-11... also has two brothers, Ryan and Justin... also considered Jacksonville and Cal State San Marcos before selecting Cal State Fullerton... played club soccer for the Irvine Strikers, helping the team to a US Soccer National Championship in 2008... her father played baseball at Cal State Fullerton for two seasons from 1985-86... communicative disorders major.