Central defender who played in nine matches with two starts ... Drew start versus Louisiana-Monroe in second match of season ... Struggled to find playing time because of consistent play of freshmen defensively ... Drew start on Senior Day and played entire 90 minutes versus Samford ... Played final 10 minutes in shutout at Louisiana-Lafayette, the defense's eighth of the season.
Played in 15 matches with no starts, increasing her minutes as season progressed ... Named to Sun Belt Academic Honor Roll ... Saw first action of season at Eastern Illinois ... Took one shot versus Alabama A&M ... Also took one shot versus Austin Peay.
NORTH ALABAMA (FRESHMAN & SOPHOMORE)
Played in 17 games with 12 starts as freshman and 18 games with 15 starts as sophomore for Blue Raider head coach Aston Rhoden at North Alabama ... Tallied one goal and two assists as freshman, helping Lions to 11-6 mark ... Scored lone goal of season against Martin Methodist ... Assisted on goals in two straight contests, versus Ouachita Baptist and Alabama A&M ... Scored pair of goals as sophomore, giving her eight career points ... Netted goals against Central Arkansas and versus Saint Leo.
Four-year letterwinner for coach Henry Mpagi at Huntsvillle HS ... Named All-City all four years at HHS ... Served as team captain last three years ... Received Coaches' Award as junior ... Team won state championship as senior and finished runner-up as freshman ... Member of the Honor Roll, Art Honor Society and received Who's Who Among American High School Students ... Played club for Rocket City Kicks, North Alabama United and Birmingham Attack ... Member of Alabama ODP.
Melissa Claire Funke ... Daughter of Robert and Sarah Funke ... Born March 22, 1982 ... Has one older sister ... Majoring in Interior Design.