#12 - Melanie Marotta
Position: M
Year: So.
Hometown: Williamsburg, va
Height: 5-4
Previous School: Lafayette High


Just the Facts

Full Name: Melanie Marotta
Birthdate: April 30, 1991
Birthplace: Williamsburg, Va.
Parents: Paula and Frank Marotta
Siblings: Sisters Elizabeth (29) and Pam (22)
Major: Business management and administration
High School Coach: Pat Thompson

While with VCU

  • Appeared in nine matches as a freshman in 2009.
  • Scored one goal and recorded a defensive save during her rookie campaign.
  • Tallied her first career goal at Hofstra on Oct. 4, 2009.
  • Played and started in all 20 games during her sophomore season.
  • Ended the 2010 season with two goals and a .200 shooting percentage.

Prior to VCU

  • Dual-sport star at Lafayette High School in Williamsburg, Va., excelling at both field hockey and soccer.
  • Two-time AA All-State pick.
  • Also collected All-Region and All-District honors following junior and senior seasons.
  • Aided Lafayette’s run to state quarterfinals during freshman season.
  • Led the Rams to consecutive Bay Rivers District titles (2006, 2007).
  • Has been a member of the USFHA Futures program since 2006 and played in the national tournament in 2007 and 2008. 
  • Was a Futures Elite pick in 2009.

Getting to Know Melanie Marotta

  • Both parents attended William & Mary.
  • Chose VCU over Longwood University.
  • Has worked at Paul’s Deli in Williamsburg since 2007.
  • Four-year varsity starter and three-time All-District soccer player.
  • Helped lead Lafayette to four straight Bay River District championships.
  • Member of the National Honor Society.


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