#7 Melissa Canizalez SENIOR • DEFENSE • 5-4 • LAS VEGAS, NEV./NEW MEXICO STATE
2015 (Junior) Played in three games for 99 minutes this season... made her first career appearance for the Spartans at Chattanooga in a 3-0 victory (Oct. 9)... played a season-high 65 minutes against The Citadel (Oct. 18) 2014 (Sophomore at New Mexico State) Played in eight games, starting four on defense before suffering an injury ... Part of three shutouts, including a double-overtime tie, 0-0, against Northern Colorado. 2013 (Freshman at New Mexico State) Finished the season with 18 appearances and 13 starts as a defender ... Played a total of 1,254 minutes including four games where she played more than 100 minutes ... Helped stall Bakersfield in double overtime as the Aggies picked up the 2-1 win to close out the season ... Part of the Aggie defense helped force nine extra-time games while holding three teams scoreless on the year ... Named to the Academic All-WAC Freshman/Transfer team. High School Played at Shadow Ridge High School ... Led the Mustangs to a 13-4-2 reocrd in the 2011-12 season ... Earned All-Northwest League honors ... Named the best defensive player for the Mustangs ... Selected for the player development program camp for her conference in the Elite Clubs National League in 2012 and 2013 ... Received an invite to the ID2 Camp for the U.S. National Team in 2011 ... Guided her club team to a regionals win in 2007, which was the first team from Nevada ever to win that regional titiel ... Led the Heat FC to five state cup titles. Personal Daughter of Danilo Canizalez and Mercedes Canizalez ... Born in Panorama City, Calif. ... Has two brotherts Andy and Christian ... Majoring in political science.