After a record-setting performance in Cal’s first season game and conference opener against St. Mary, junior midfielder Melissa Humphrey earned the MPSF Player of the Week honor. Humphrey posted nine points to tie a Cal single-game record and collected six assists, leading the Bears to an 18-6 victory last Sunday in Moraga, Calif.
When coach Ginger Miles was asked about Humphrey’s performance, she responded with praise and admiration for Humphrey’s ability to take on a large role in helping the Bears secure their first victory.
“She stepped up to the plate and hit it out of the park,” Miles said. “Mel made sure offense was organized and controlled and when we needed a goal or an assist, she helped us stay ahead of the game.”
The Coronado, Calif., native attributed her several goals, ground balls and assists to her teammates who helped her down the stretch.
“Our defense was phenomenal, and attack ran offense so well,” Humphrey said. “When I was down the field and needed someone to find, they were just wide open. They made it easy.”