20 Melissa Ma
20 Melissa Ma
Height: 5-8
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Alameda, Calif.
High School: Alameda Science & Technology Institute
Position: GK

2014 (Freshman):
Melissa saw action in 11 games for the Tigers while earning eight starts throughout her inaugural season.  Throughout the year, Melissa logged 711 minutes, made 35 saves, and had one shutout. 

High School:
Melissa is a 5-8 goalkeeper from Alameda, Calif. She is the captain for her team at Encinal High School. One of the top goalkeepers in the Bay Area, she has twice earned All-Bay Shore Athletic League honors. She plays club soccer for MVLA Mercury Black and helped her team to a Far West Regional Championship in 2012 after allowing no goals in the competition. That victory secured a spot in the USYS National Championships, where they placed third. Melissa has participated in the U.S. Soccer Training Centers since 2011 and was part of the ODP Cal North State Team from 2009-11.

Personal:
Melissa Ma was born in Oakland, California, and is the daugther of Robert Sayaphupha.  She has one sister named Elaine. Ma is a biochemistry major in her first year at Pacific. 
 
Coleman on Ma:
"Melissa is a very solid addition to our team. She has a great technical foundation, communicates well, and has very good work habits. She will help us keep possession of the ball and organize the backline while starting the attack."