Melissa is an Orlando native who started playing lacrosse her freshman year at Boone High School. She started off as a midfielder and transferred to the defensive end her junior year. During my senior year of High School, she also played for the Lax Maniax club team.
After High School, she went on to play defense at the D3 level for Greensboro College. While at GC she started in every game during her 4 years. She was named to USA South All-Academic Team Selection freshmen year, USA South All-Conference Third Team sophomore, junior, and senior year. She also won college awards for top newcomer freshmen year, coaches award sophomore year, and was named team captain senior year.
Melissa has been involved in coaching Youth Lacrosse in Greensboro, NC with TYLA and helped promote and coach all ages with LB3 Lacrosse in Greensboro as well. She is excited to get back into coaching with M&D Orlando Lacrosse and help to promote and grow the game in Central Florida!
Check out Coach Townsend’s college bio.