|Name:||Melissa Tancredi (CAN) @MelTancredi14|
|Birthplace:||Hamilton, ON, CAN|
|International "A" totals|
Melissa Palma Tancredi... speaks English and a little French and Italian... her father was born in Ascoli Piceno, ITA while her mother was born in Thorold, ON... she was four years old when she started playing soccer for Ancaster... grew up participating in soccer, track & field, volleyball, javelin... enjoys the beach, movies, restaurants... favourites have included Kaká, Andriy Shevchenko, AC Milan... earned a Bachelor of Arts, pre-medicine/pre-medical studies, Anthropology, from the University of Notre Dame in 2005... earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree at Logan University in 2014... earned a Masters in Sports Science and Rehabilitation in 2014...
she was 22 years old when she made her debut for Canada (26 February 2004)... finished third with Canada at the 2004 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament in Costa Rica... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2006 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for China 2007... won a bronze medal with Canada at the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007... she scored the second-fastest goal in FIFA Women’s World Cup history (37 seconds from the start of the 20 September 2007 draw with Australia)... finished second with Canada at the 2008 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament (Canada qualified for the Beijing 2008 Olympics)... reached the quarter-final phase with Canada at the Beijing 2008 Women's Olympic Football Tournament... finished second with Canada at the 2009 Cyprus Women's Cup... she was the 20th women's footballer to make her 50th appearance for Canada (9 December 2010)... won a gold medal with Canada at the 2010 CONCACAF championship / FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 2011... finished first with Canada at the 2011 Cyprus Women's Cup... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011... missed the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011 because of club commitments... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in Vancouver... she was the 16th women's footballer to make her 75th appearance for Canada (6 March 2012)... finished second with Canada at the 2012 Cyprus Women's Cup... won an Olympic bronze medal with Canada at the London 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament... she played in a career-high 19 consecutive Canada matches in 2012...