Mele French

29
Forward
  •  5'4"
  •  06-15-1984
  •  Mililani, HI
  •  Western New York Flash
 

PROFILE
French, 27, recently spent part of 2011 with WPS champions Western New York Flash. In 2010, the Mililani, Hawaii, native played with USL W-League champions Buffalo Flash – the predecessors of Western New York Flash. During the 2010 season, French scored seven goals and registered three assists while starting 10 of her 12 appearances – including the winning assist against Whitecaps FC in the W-League championship final.

Prior to joining the Flash in 2010, French played with SC Freiburg in the second division of the women’s Bundesliga in Germany. In 2009, French was drafted 60th overall by Sky Blue FC in the WPS Draft, making one appearance for the eventual WPS champions. Before playing in WPS, she made 11 appearances for USL W-League expansion side Pali Blues in 2008, scoring two goals and registering two assists to help Pali earn their first W-League championship.

During her collegiate days, French played two seasons of NCAA soccer at the University of Oregon in 2002 and 2003, leading the team in scoring both years while totaling eight goals and three assists over the two seasons.

WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL SOCCER
2011: Last season, French was a member of the championship winning side from Western New York. 2009: She was drafted 60th overall by Sky Blue FC in the WPS Draft, making one appearance for the eventual champions.

UNITED SOCCER LEAGUES W-LEAGUE
2010: The striker played for the USL W-League Champion Buffalo Flash. Where she registered seven goals and three assists while starting 10 of her 12 appearances. Included among those tallies was the winning assist against Whitecaps FC in the W-League Championship final. 2008: She made 11 appearances for USL W-League expansion side Pali Blues in 2008, scoring two goals and registering two assists to help Pali earn their first W-League championship.

BUNDESLIGA
2010: French played with SC Freiburg in the second division of the women's Bundesliga in Germany. COLLEGE French attended the University of Oregon from 2002 to 2003. As a member of the Ducks, she lead the team in scoring both years while totaling eight goals and three assists over her two seasons