Hometown: Williamsburg, va
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.