23 - Melanie Habib
Melanie Habib
Height: 5-7
Year: So.
Hometown: Davis, Calif.
High School: Davis Senior HS
Position: INF

2013 (Freshman):
In her first year at Pacific, Melanie suffered a season-ending injury midway through the year that cut her season short just before conference play began. Prior to her injury, Habib started all 30 of the Tigers’ games at short when healthy as she made the extraordinary look routine in the field. At the plate, she hit .274 with four doubles, 10 runs scored and 16 RBI. Overall, Melanie posted a pair of late game-winning RBI in her first season as she won the games for the Tigers against Sac State and Fordham. She earned all-tournament honors at the NFCA Leadoff Classic after posting a .429 average with a team-best six hits and seven RBI while scoring two runs. She was directly accountable for two of Pacific’s three victories at the tournament as she drove home the game-tying and game-winning RBIs against Fordham while she scored the game-winner against Indiana.

High School:
One of the top players on the Blue Devils' roster since joining the varsity team as just a freshman, Melanie graduated from Davis Senior HS in 2012. Opening her high school career in 2009 as a freshman, Habib immediately made an impact as the youngest member of the varsity team led the way at the plate hitting a team-best .418 in her first year of softball. As a junior Habib outdid her 2009 average as the Blue Devils' captain posted a .435 average. For her play, the middle infielder earned her second-consecutive all-league award in 2011, a feat she one upped as a senior in 2012 when she added league MVP honors to her collection of awards. As a senior, Habib led her Blue Devils to the Delta Valley Conference title as she posted a .386 batting average while driving in 20 RBI and scoring 38 runs. Off the field, the Davis High graduate excelled in the classroom and was tops in her class academically.

Personal:
Melanie Habib was born in Winfield, Ill. and is the daughter of Nancy and Anthony Habib. She has three older siblings, Jenni, A.J. and Kim. Melanie comes from a strong athletic background as her mother bowled at Indiana for four years while her sister Jenni played four years of college softball at UC San Diego. Additionally, her brother A.J. rowed crew at UC Davis for two seasons. In her second year at Pacific, Melanie is majoring in sports medicine.