7 - Kara Melillo
Kara Melillo
Height: 5-0
Year: Jr.
Hometown: North Andover, MA
High School: North Andover
Position: C/3B
Major: Psychology
Bats/Throws: R-R

2010: Started all 43 games behind the plate ... recorded 10 multi-hit games as part of a .311 average and .508 slugging percentage ... ranked second on the team with six home runs and 29 RBIs ... featured in Eagle-Tribune after a three-home run day against UMass-Lowell (Apr. 3) ... registered 17 more hits than the previous year ... hit safely in nine straight games and 13 of 14 mid-season ... allowed only six passed balls on the season with a .977 fielding percentage ... Merrimack Athletic Department Dean's List.

2009: Appeared in 39 games and started 35 ... recorded 24 hits and 12 RBIs on the year ... led the team with 199 put-outs and .996 fielding percentage (13th in NE-10) ... scored 16 runs on the year.

2008: Played in 27 games, making 23 starts...had 12 hits on the season, including a double vs. Bentley (4/8)...had 3 hits and an RBI in a win over St. Michael's (4/7)...had 2 RBI in a game 2 win over St. Michael's (4/7)...recorded 41 assists, good for third on the team

Before Merrimack: Played four years of softball at North Andover High ... was the Cape Ann League All Star her senior and sophomore years ... was the MVP in the Methuen Invitational Tournament during her freshman year.

Personal: Born November 8, 1988 ... daughter of Bob and Karen Melillo... has three siblings - Michael, Marc and Eric ... enjoys basketball and field hockey ...majoring in Psychology.