Nous sommes particulièrement heureux pour Mélanie qui a fait toute sa formation (2002-2013) au
Royal Baudouin Hockey Club.
Congratulation and good luck Mel.

Field Hockey Announces Addition Of Five For 2014 Season

Feb. 6, 2014

AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts field hockey program and head coach Carla Tagliente announced the signing of five student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Thursday, Feb. 6. The talented group features student-athletes from three countries, including the United States, Belgium and The Netherlands, who have combined to compete at the highest levels, nationally and internationally.

Anne Dijkstra (Huizen, The Netherlands) spent the previous five years competing in the top league within The Netherlands while Grace Horgan (Centreville, Va.) led Westfield High School to one Virginia state title, two regionals championships and a trio of district crowns. Melanie Kreusch (Brussels, Belgium) has competed with the Belgium National Program since 2010 and Nicole Kuerzi (Wall Township, N.J.) finished her scholastic career at Wall High School with 149 points on 61 goals and 27 assists. To cap the quintet, Mirra Stillman (Paradise, Calif.) earned the EAL Offensive Player of the Year Award while competing for Chico High School in 2013.

"We are very excited to welcome our 2014 incoming class," Tagliente said. "All five young women have demonstrated success on the field and in the classroom. Additionally, all five share a passion for the game and for this school. UMass is a special place. I am excited about what we have done here over the course of the past few years, but more importantly, I am excited about where we are going. These five believe in our vision and will help raise the standard of excellence."

Carla Tagliente, who enters her fourth season as the head coach at UMass, signed five student-athletes to NLIs for 2014.
Carla Tagliente, who enters
her fourth season as
the head coach at UMass, signed five student-athletes to NLIs for 2014.


Name: Melanie Kreusch

Height: 5-9
Position:
Defense/Midfield

Hometown/High School:
Brussels, Belgium/Institut des Soeurs de Notre Dame

Club Team:
La Rasante

Club Team Coaches:
David Van Rysselberghe and Gregory Gucassoff

Notes: Started competing in field hockey at age five at Baudouin as part of a boys team ... Won the Lille International Tournament as part of BaudouinMixed Team in 2007 ... Member of the Flanders Provincial Team from 2008-10 as the squad placed second in 2009 and earned the league championship in 2010 ... Member of the U15 Belgium National Team from 2010-11 and the U18 squad in 2012-13 ... Took second at the European U16 Tournament in Valencia in 2012 ... Currently plays midfield for La Rasante in Belgium's Lady's Honors Division ... Daughter of Jean Kreusch and Teresa Nehra ... Has one brother, Mathieu.