Melissa Tancredi

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Melissa Tancredi
Melissa Tancredi in 2011.JPG
Personal information
Full name Melissa Palma Julie Tancredi[1]
Date of birth (1981-12-27) 27 December 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Chicago Red Stars
Number 9
Youth career
2000–2004 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Detroit Jaguars 10 (2)
2005–2006 Atlanta Silverbacks 15 (7)
2007 Jersey Sky Blue 2 (0)
2007 River Cities Futbol Club 0 (0)
2009 Saint Louis Athletica 14 (0)
2010 Vancouver Whitecaps 9 (5)
2011 Piteå IF 8 (2)
2012 Dalsjöfors GoIF 5 (2)
2014– Chicago Red Stars 13 (3)
National team
2004– Canada 85 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 August 2011

Melissa Palma Julie Tancredi (born 27 December 1981) is a Canadian soccer forward who currently plays for the Chicago Red Stars and the Canada women's national soccer team. She won an Olympic bronze medal as a participating member of Canada's national team at the 2012 Olympics when Canada defeated France 1–0 in the bronze medal match on 9 August 2012.

Early life[edit]

Tancredi was born in Ancaster, Ontario, to parents Peter and Ann-Marie Tancredi. She began playing soccer at age four.[2] She played soccer, volleyball and track at Cathedral High School in Hamilton, Ontario. She was named soccer MVP and senior athlete of the year during her senior year.

She played for the under-19 provincial team and Burlington Sting club program. She helped the Burlington Sting win the Canadian title and Ontario Cup and was named the MVP of the Burlington Sting in 1999.[3]

University of Notre Dame[edit]

Tancredi attended the University of Notre Dame from 2000 to 2004 where she majored in anthropology and pre-medicine studies. She was sidelined her first year due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

In 2003, she was named First Team All-American, Second Team All-American, NSCAA Second Team All-Region, BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-BIG EAST Conference. She was a final candidate for the MAC Hermann Trophy.[4]

In 2004, she returned to Notre Dame after being awarded fifth year of eligibility and was named as Irish tri-captain. She helped lead the Irish to the NCAA National Championship and was named First Team All-American, Second Team All-American, First Team All-Big East, and BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year for a second straight season.[5]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

In 2004, Tancredi played with the Detroit Jaguars in the W-League scoring two goals and providing two assists in 10 games played.[6]

From 2005 to 2006, she played for the Atlanta Silverbacks Women in the W-League and was named to the 2005 W-League All-League team.[7]

In 2009, she played for the Saint Louis Athletica in the Women's Professional Soccer league.

In 2010, she joined the Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the W-League and led the team with six goals and two assists, The team was undefeated in regular season and had a spot in the W-League's Final four.

In 2011, Tancredi was a member of the Piteå IF in Sweden.

In 2012, she played with the Swedish team Dalsjöfors GoIF.

In 2014, she was allocated to the expansion Houston Dash by Canadian national team coach John Herdman, but was traded to the Chicago Red Stars for fellow Canadian international Erin McLeod before the Dash's expansion draft.

International[edit]

Tancredi was a member of the Canadian U19 national team and trained in British Columbia with the U20 national team in 2000. She was also a member of the 1999 national 'B' training team.

She made her debut with Canada starting as central back in all five games of 2004 Olympic qualifying in Costa Rica, with 6–0 wins over Jamaica and Panama, two wins over Costa Rica (2–1, 4–0), and a 2–1 loss to Mexico that cost the Canadians a spot at the Olympic Games.

She had previously been invited to play with the Canadian national team at the 2000 Algarve Cup in Portugal.

Tancredi was part of the Canadian CONCACAF Gold Cup team that finished second to the United States.

In 2007, Tancredi scored the second-fastest goal in World Cup history (just 37 seconds from the start of the September game against Australia) in her first game at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China.[8]

Tancredi won a bronze medal at the 2007 Pan American Games and played for 199 minutes (starting three games) at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

She was part of the bronze medal-winning team at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, where she scored four goals.[9][10]

Matches and goals scored at World Cup and Olympic tournaments[edit]

Melissa Tacredi competed for team Canada in two world cup final tournaments: 2007 and 2011 editions; and two Olympics: Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Tancredi played in 14 matches and scored 6 goals at these global tournaments; and is a Bronze medalist at London.

Goal Match
Date
Location Opponent Lineup Min Score Result Competition
China China 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup
1 2007-09-12[m 1] Hangzhou  Norway 45.

off 46' (on Wilkinson)

1–2 L

Group stage
1 2 2007-09-20[m 2] Chengdu  Australia 68.

off 68' (on Robinson)

1 1–0

2–2 D

Group stage
China Beijing 2008 Women's Olympic Football Tournament
3 2008-08-06[m 3] Tianjin  Argentina 42.

off 42' (on Robinson)

2–1 W

Group stage
2 4 2008-08-12[m 4] Beijing  Sweden 90.Start 63 1–2

1–2 L

Group stage
5 2008-08-15[m 5] Shanghai  United States 45.

off 46' (on Timko)

1–2 aet L

Quarter-final
Germany Germay 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
6 2011-06-26[m 6] Berlin  Germany 80.

off 80' (on Timko)

1–2 L

Group stage
7 2011-06-30[m 7] Bochum  France 31.

on 60' (off Julien)

0–4 L

Group stage
8 2011-07-05[m 8] Dresden  Nigeria 84.

off 84' (on Robinson)

0–1 L

Group stage
United Kingdom London 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament
3 9 2012-07-25[m 9] Coventry  Japan 90.Start 55 1–2

1–2 L

Group stage
4 10 2012-07-28[m 10] Coventry  South Africa 87.

off 87' (on Timko)

7 1–0

3–0 W

Group stage
11 2012-07-31[m 11] Newcastle  Sweden 90.Start

2–2 D

Group stage
5 12 2012-08-03[m 12] Coventry  Great Britain 90.Start 43 1–2

2–0 W

Quarter-final
6 84 2–2
13 2012-08-06[m 13] Manchester  United States 90.Start

3–4 aet L

Semi-final
14 2012-08-09[m 14] Coventry  France 77.

off 77' (on Timko)

1–0 W

Bronze medal match

International goals[edit]

Personal[edit]

Tancredi's nickname is "Tanc".[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Melissa Palma Julie Tancredi". London2012.com. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Melissa Tancredi biography". Canadian Olympic Team. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Melissa Tancredi player profile". University of Notre Dame. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Melissa Tancredi player profile". University of Notre Dame. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Melissa Tancredi resume". Melissa Tancredi. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Melissa Tancredi player profile". University of Notre Dame. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "SILVERBACKS’ TANCREDI NAMED ALL-LEAGUE; MILLER-JOBSON EARNS ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS". Atlanta Silverbacks. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Melissa Tancredi biography". Canadian Olympic Team. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Ancaster's Melissa Tancredi returns to Olympic soccer team". Hamilton Community News. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Tancredi & Sinclair: We’re back in the race". FIFA. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "'Caps for Canada: Melissa Tancredi". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
Match reports
  1. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007: MATCH Report: First stage: Norway - Canada"". FIFA. 
  2. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007: MATCH Report: First stage: Australia - Canada"". FIFA. 
  3. ^ "Olympic Football Tournaments Beijing 2008 - Women: Group stage: Argentina vs Canada". FIFA. 
  4. ^ "Olympic Football Tournaments Beijing 2008 - Women: Group stage: Sweden vs Canada". FIFA. 
  5. ^ "Olympic Football Tournaments Beijing 2008 - Women: Quarter-final: USA vs Canada". FIFA. 
  6. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011: Group stage: Germany vs Canada". FIFA. 
  7. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011: Group stage: Canada vs France". FIFA. 
  8. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011: Group stage: Canada vs Nigeria". FIFA. 
  9. ^ "Women's Olympic Football Tournament London 2012: Group stage: JAPAN vs CANADA". FIFA. 
  10. ^ "Women's Olympic Football Tournament London 2012: Group stage: CANADA vs SOUTH AFRICA". FIFA. 
  11. ^ "Women's Olympic Football Tournament London 2012: Group stage: CANADA vs SWEDEN". FIFA. 
  12. ^ "Women's Olympic Football Tournament London 2012: Quarter final GREATE BRITAIN vs CANADA". FIFA. 
  13. ^ "Women's Olympic Football Tournament London 2012: Semi final: CANADA vs USA". FIFA. 
  14. ^ "Women's Olympic Football Tournament London 2012: MATCH Report: Bronze medal match: Canada - France". FIFA. 
  15. ^ "Canada vs Uruguay – 14 July 2007". Canada Soccer Association. 
  16. ^ "Canada vs Austraila – 20 September 2007". Canada Soccer Association. 
  17. ^ "Canada vs Trinidad & Tobago – 2 April 2008". Canada Soccer Association. 
  18. ^ "Canada vs Costa Rica – 6 April 2008". Canada Soccer Association. 
  19. ^ "Canada vs Mexica – 9 April 2008". Canada Soccer Association. 
  20. ^ "Canada vs USA – 12 April 2008". Canada Soccer Association. 
  21. ^ "Canada vs Argentina – 14 June 2008". Canada Soccer Association. 
  22. ^ "Canada vs Sweden – 12 August 2008". Canada Soccer Association. 
  23. ^ "Canada vs Russia – 10 March 2009". Canada Soccer Association. 
  24. ^ "Canada vs China PR – 30 September 2010". Canada Soccer Association. 
  25. ^ "Canada vs Trinidad & Tobago – 29 October 2010". Canada Soccer Association. 
  26. ^ "Canada vs China PR – 21 January 2011". Canada Soccer Association. 
  27. ^ "Canada vs USA – 23 January 2011". Canada Soccer Association. 
  28. ^ "Canada vs USA – 17 September 2011". Canada Soccer Association. 
  29. ^ "Canada vs Cuba – 21 January 2012". Canada Soccer Association. 
  30. ^ "Canada vs Mexica – 27 January 2012". Canada Soccer Association. 
  31. ^ "Canada vs Scotland – 28 February 2012". Canada Soccer Association. 
  32. ^ "Canada vs USA – 30 June 2012". Canada Soccer Association. 
  33. ^ "Canada vs Japan – 25 July 2012". Canada Soccer Association. 
  34. ^ "Canada vs South Africa – 28 July 2012". Canada Soccer Association. 
  35. ^ "Canada vs Sweden – 31 July 2012". Canada Soccer Association. 

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