London 2012

WOMEN'S SOCCER - CANADA

FULL NAME: Melissa Julie Palma Tancredi

HEIGHT & WEIGHT:  5'9 / 168

DATE OF BIRTH:  December 27, 1981 (34)

HOMETOWN & RESIDENCE: Ancaster, ON / Chicago, IL USA & Vancouver, BC

POSITION & #: Striker / #14

# OF YEARS ON THE CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAM: 2004 - today (11)

FAMILY:  Mom & Dad / Ann-Marie and Peter // Sister - Angela

OLYMPIC PARTICIPATION AND MEDALS: Bronze - RIO 2016 & LONDON 2012, BEIJING 2008

WORLD CUP PARTICIPATION: 2015 CANADA (Quarter Finalist - started 4 of 5 games, played in all matches) / 2011 GERMANY (Round of 32) & 2007 CHINA 

PAN AMERICAN GAMES PARTICIPATION AND MEDALS: Bronze - RIO 2007 

CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAM GAMES PLAYED: 124 Senior International Caps as of September 2016 (per Canada Soccer).  Played in her 100th game in Hamilton, ON in the last friendly ahead of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup (vs England)

PRO EXPERIENCE: 2016 Orebro FC Sweden,  2014 & 2015 - Chicago Red Stars (National Women's Soccer League) (Rights acquired from Houston Dash), previous stints with Pitea IF and Dalsj√∂fors GolF in Sweden, Vancouver Whitecaps and St Louis Athletica

EDUCATION: University of Notre Dame (Anthropology and Pre-Medicine Studies) '04 and Logan College of Chiropractic '14

COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC HONORS: First & Second Team All American 2003 & 2004 / Big East Player of the Year 2003 & 2004

EQUIPMENT USED IN COMPETITION: adidas

SOCIAL MEDIA: @MelTancredi14 - Twitter / MelTancredi14 - Instagram / https://www.facebook.com/MelissaTancrediSoccer - Facebook Fan Page

ENDORSEMENTS / MARKETING INITIATIVES:  adidas Canada / USG - CGC / Hilton HHonors Canada

OLYMPIC NOTES: Canada's medal in London was the first in a team sport in the nation (Men or Women) since 1936 at the Summer Olympics.  Canada's back-to-back Bronze medals in London and Rio were the first for a team sport event for Canada since 1904 & 1908.  Melissa's 2 goals in the Rio 2016 round robin victory over Germany, helped lead Canada to their first victory ever over the Germans.  The losing streak broken snapped a 22 year drought in a 2-1 victory.  Canada went 4-0 playing games at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo during the 2016 Olympics with victories over Australia, Zimbabwe, France and Brazil.

INTERNATIONAL NOTES: She scored the 2nd fastest goal in FIFA Women's World Cup History with a goal in 37 seconds vs Australia in 2007.

PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: Canadian Olympic Team's support of the LGBT community in 2015