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#3 Melissa Bartow
Position: Center
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA
High School: Las Lomas HS
College: Warren
Major: Human Development
Experience: 3 Letters
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AS A SENIOR IN 2014
ACWPC All-America Second Team ... All-WWPA First Team ... Team co-captain.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2013
ACWPC All-America First Team ... All-WWPA First Team ... Team co-captain ... WWPA Tournament MVP ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (4/29) ... Led the team in ejection drawn (63) and penalties drawn (12) ... Set a new career program record for penalties drawn as a junior, compiling 29 in her time at UCSD ... Third on the team with 55 goals ... Led the team in playing time, finishing with 161 quarters ... Scored a single-game high of five goals in the WWPA tournament opener vs. Cal State San Bernardino and again in the title game against No. 13 Loyola Marymount ... Tallied five goals, three steals, three ejections drawn and one penalty drawn at the NCAA Championship Tournament.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012
Recorded 34 goals as a two-meter offensive player ... Tallied 23 steals and eight assists ... Led the team in ejections drawn, with 89 ... Scored a single-game season-high three goals in 12-7 WWPA tournament win vs. CSU Bakersfield (4/28), and against Wagner (1/28) ... Scored two goals on seven different occasions throughout the season.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011
WWPA All-Freshman Team ... WWPA All-Academic ... Scored 32 goals and logged eight assists with 20 steals ... Played more quarters (151) than any other freshman on the team ... Scored four goals against Vanguard (1/29) ... Her nine five-meter penalties drawn are tied for sixth most in a single season in program history ... Led the team with 66 ejections drawn, tied for 12th most in a single season in UCSD history.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2010 graduate of Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek ... Named to First Team All-League and Second Team North Coast Section (NCS) as a senior ... Was named "MVP" after leading the Knights in both scoring and assists ... Team finished third in North Coast Sections ... Part of 680 Drivers water polo team and Pacific Zone Olympic Development club team in 2009.

PERSONAL
Born Jan. 23, 1992 in Walnut Creek ... Parents are Greg and Joanne Bartow, who both attended Sonoma State ... Has an older sister named Ellen, who swam at UC Santa Cruz ... Human development major in Warren College ... Lists her favorite moment in both water polo and at UCSD as winning the WWPA conference tournament and beating Loyola Marymount to go to the NCAA Tournament in 2011 ... Loves biking, watching the sunset, going to the beach, and reading in her spare time ... Favorite team is the Oakland A's and favorite athlete is water polo player Brenda Villa ... Lists her parents as her greatest influence in life ... Hopes to volunteer for the AmeriCorps and travel around the world before working in the medical field ... Loves kale smoothies.

CAREER STATISTICS
Season G A Stl Pen Dr Ej Dr Shot % FB MA TO Ej Total
2011 32 8 20 9 66 .375 3 53 58 28 70
2012 34 8 23 8 89 .324 14 71 59 17 164
2013 55 10 21 12 63 .374 8 92 44 23 130
2014 46 4 19 11 54 .395 7 70 33 20 126
Totals 167 30 83 40 272 .363 32 286 194 88 490
WWP Triton Invite 2014