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Armando Melendez
Armando Melendez

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

High School:
Foshay Learning Center

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 160

Position:
MF

Birthdate:
07/02/1983

Experience:
3V



Briefly...
Armando Melendez enters his fifth season at LMU, his fourth athletically after redshirting the 2001 season...Climbing the LMU record books... 11 career assists puts him in eighth place, and 27 points is 11th place...2003 All-WCC honorable mention...will be relied upon to provide creative direction for the LMU midfield...rarely turns the ball over...a great passer...potentially the most dangerous Lion...will serve as a team captain for the second season...

At LMU... 2004...
Lions' leading scorer with five goals and eight assists...second team All-WCC... WCC October Player of the Month... LMU Student-Athlete of the Month for October... eight assists was second in the LMU single season record book... played and started all 22 games... two game-winning goals- against San Diego (Oct. 24) and Santa Clara (Oct. 17)... in conference play, had three goals and five assists... assisted on game-winning goals against UC Riverside (Sept. 26), San Francisco (Oct. 8), and Portland (Oct. 31)... ranked in the top 10 in the conference for points, goals, assists, shots, and shots on goal per game...

2003...
played in all 20 games and started in 11 games...scored three goals and three assists totaling nine points for the season...picked up a goal and an assist against Portland (Oct. 31)...also had goals against Gonzaga (Nov. 2) and Santa Clara (Nov. 15)...was named the WCC Player of the Week (Nov. 3) and named to the Soccer America National Team of the Week (Nov. 17)...

2002...
saw limited playing time due to injuries...saw action in the game against Portland (Oct. 20)...

2001...
Redshirt season...

High School...
Melendez is a 2001 graduate of Foshay Learning Center in Los Angeles, CA...was a three-year letterwinner in soccer...captained his senior squad...was named first-team all-city...led team in goals scored as a senior...earned team MVP honors and most inspirational award...prep coach was Edwin Lopez...

Personal...
Armando Antonio Melendez was born on July 2, 1983 in San Salvador, El Salvador...the son of Jose and Blanca Melendez...has one sister, Lissette, and one brother, Erik...names Hawaii as his favorite vacation spot...a Business Administration major.

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