Melissa Belmonte ’07 to Be Inducted into UMB Athletics Hall of Fame

BOSTON, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Athletics has announced that former UMass Boston women's ice hockey player Melissa Belmonte '07 will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the 2013 class.

Perhaps one of the most gifted players in the history of the women's ice hockey program, Belmonte will be one of seven new members to be honored this October in the university's annual ceremony.

A member of the first four women's ice hockey teams at UMass Boston, Belmonte finished her career second all-time in career points with 157 (76 goals, 81 assists) and is one of only four members of the 100 point club.  Named a two-time USCHO.com Preseason All-American, she was selected as an ECAC East Second Team All-Conference selection in 2007.  She also grabbed All-Rookie Team and Honorable Mention All-Conference honors in 2004.

All-Time, Belmonte sits tied for first for most games played in program history appearing every possible game during her four years with 103.  Her 76 careers goals sit second most all-time behind 2013 UMB Hall of Famer and classmate Andrea Ciarletta '07.

Her 81 career assists stand as the all-time mark for UMB, while her seven career hat tricks and 18 multi-point games are second most.  She currently owns the program mark for career multi-point games with 46 and sits third in school history with 17 career power-play goals and eight game-winners.

In a season, Belmonte ranks second in points by a freshman with 53, fourth in points by a senior with 44 and fifth in points by a junior 40.  She currently holds the program mark for power-play goals in a season with seven, and his tied for first in single season hat tricks with four.  Her 25 assists as both a freshman and a junior is tied for third most. 

She also stands as the program leader in most points recorded in a single game with six which she reached on two occasions.  She also owns the record for most goals in a game with four, which she also recorded in two different contests.

The 2013 UMass Boston Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled to take place in the UMass Boston Campus Center Ballroom on Thursday, October 10, at 6 p.m. For more information about this year's Hall of Fame ceremony please contact Maria Marcelino at maria.marcelino@umb.edu or call 617-287-7895.