2013 (Junior): Named First-team All-Pacific Region…Named First-team All-Pac-12…Earned 2nd team All-Pac-12 academic honors… Named GoHuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week on March 11…Started all 62 Huskies games at 1st base…Finished the season with a .333 average – 3rd-best on the team…Led the team with 12 home runs and 62 RBI…Finished the season with 44 runs scored and 9 doubles – both 2nd-best on the team…Earned MVP honors at the season-opening Paradise Softball Classic in Honolulu…started all 6 games at 1st Base, going a combined 10-for-18, with 4 runs scored, 1 double, 2 home runs, 6 RBI, 3 walks, and 3 HBP…Went 2-for-4, with 1 run scored, 1 double, 1 home run, and 3 RBI in game one vs. Saint Mary’s…Went 3-for-3, with 2 RBI, 1 walk, and 2 HBP in game five vs. UAB…Went 2-for-3, with 1 run scored, 1 home run, 1 RBI, and 1 walk in game six vs. Hawaii…Started all 5 games of the Campbell/Cartier Classic in San Diego at 1st base…Went 1-for-2, with 2 runs scored, 1 double, 2 RBI, 1 walk in game five vs. UC Riverside…Started all 4 games of the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. At 1st base…Went 1-for-1, with 2 runs scored, 1 double, and 2 walks in game three vs. Illinois…Started all 4 games of the Colorado State Tournament in Fort Collins, Colo. At 1st base…Went 2-for-2, with 2 runs scored, 1 double, 1 home run, 5 RBI, and 2 walks in game three vs. Nebraska-Omaha…Started all 5 games of the Husky Softball Classic at 1st base…Went 3-for-3, with 1 run scored, 4 RBI, and 1 walk in game one vs. Ohio…Went 1-for-2, with 2 runs scored, 1 home run, 3 RBI, and 1 walk in game two vs. Bradley…Went 3-for-3, with 3 runs scored, 2 home runs, 5 RBI, and 1 walk in game four vs. Yale…Started all 5 games of the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif. at 1st base…Went 2-for-4, with 1 run scored, 1 double, and 2 RBI in game four vs. Penn State…Started all 3 games at Arizona at 1st base…Went 2-for-4 with 1 RBI in game two…Walked twice and nabbed one stolen base in game three…Started all three games vs. Oregon at 1st base…Went 2-for-3 with 1 RBI in game one…Started all three games at UCLA at 1st base…Went 1-for-2, with 2 runs scored, 1 double, 1 walk, and 1 HBP in game three…Started all three games vs. Oregon State at 1st base…Went a combined 5-for-10, 2 runs scored, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 home run, 5 RBI, and 2 walks…Drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 7th inning of game three, as the Huskies won, 4-3, went 2-for-4, with 1 run scored, 1 home run, and 2 RBI…Started all three games at Arizona State at 1st base…Went 0-for-2, with 1 RBI and 1 walk in game one…Started all three games vs. Stanford at 1st base…Went 1-for-3, with 1 run scored, 1 home run, 1 RBI, and 1 walk in game two…Went 2-for-2, with 1 run scored, 1 home run, 2 RBI, and 1 walk in game three…Started all three games at Utah at 1st base…Went a combined 4-for-9, with 6 runs scored, 1 double, 1 home run, 3 RBI, and 2 walks in the series…Went 1-for-3, with 1 run scored, 1 home run, and 1 RBI in game one…Went 1-for-2, with 3 runs scored, and 2 walks in game two…Went 2-for-4, with 2 runs scored, 1 double, 2 RBI…Started all three games vs. Cal at 1st base…Went a combined 3-for-8, with 4 runs scored, 2 RBI, and 3 walks in the series…Went 1-for-2, with 2 runs scored, 1 RBI, and 3 walks…Started all three games of the NCAA Regionals at 1st base…Started both games of the NCAA Super Regionals vs. Missouri…Went 1-for-3 in game one…Started all four games of the Women’s College World Series at 1st base…Went 0-for-2, with 1 RBI and 1 walk in game one vs. Nebraska…Went 1-for-3 in game three vs. Michigan.
2012 (RS Sophomore): Academic All Pac-12 Second Team ... after missing the 2011 season due to injury, she came back and played in 51 games, starting all but four ... currently ranked first all time in fielding percentage with a mark of .993, after just four errors in her two years ... recorded the team's season high 16 putouts against UCF (2/17)... excelled in the Husky Softball Classic where she hit .714 and belted her first of four home runs... Hit .231 and ranked fourth on the team with 25 RBI on the season ... cut her strikeout frequency nearly in half, from once every 3.6 at bats her freshman year to once every 7.11 at bats.
2011 (Sophomore): Earned a medical redshirt after tearing her ACL in the fall.
2010 (Freshman): Started in all 55 games played ... batted .275 collecting 33 hits in 120 at bats with two home runs, 11 runs, five doubles, and 21 RBIs ... batted .289 and started all 21 games in which she made an appearance in Pac-10 play ... had 235 putouts ... slugging percentage was .367 ... started all eight games in the NCAA Tournament ... had four, two-hit games and four multiple-RBI games ... had three RBIs and batted .800 in the 8-0 win against Nevada (2/12) ... had a three-run home run in the 13-1 win against Oregon State (4/30) ... holds school career record for best fielding percentage ... led the team in sac bunts, second in on base pct., second in walks, third in fielding pct., second in chances, second in putouts, first in fielding double plays ... tied for school record in a season with fewest errors ... holds record for fewest career errors ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 ... First-Team Pac-10 All-Freshman ... co-winner of Husky Golden Glove award.
Melanie Fagaly ... goes by her nickname, "Hooch" ... attended Don Antonio Lugo High School in Chino, Calif. ... played for the California Cruisers club team, one of the top clubs in the country ... led the team to a seventh-place finish at nationals last summer in Oklahoma City and is the first California Cruiser to become a Husky ... at Don Antonio Lugo High School, Fagaly has been First-Team All-Mt. Baldy League her freshman, sophomore and junior seasons ... named league MVP each of the last two years and has led her team to the league title all three seasons ... also a star academically, Fagaly was in the top two percent of her class and hopes to earn a degree in Pharmacology at UW.
Parents are Mike and Leila Fagaly ... has a younger sister, Mylene.
Coach Tarr on Fagaly
"'Hooch' will spend the majority of time for us catching and at the corner infield positions. She brings a significant amount of power to our offensive lineup. With the graduation of Alicia Blake after this season, Hooch's composure behind the plate and presence in the lineup will be a welcome addition to our program."
FAGALY on why Washington
"I chose the University of Washington because it has such a beautiful campus and they have the major I am interested in. They also have an awesome softball team and the opportunity to play in the Pac-12 was a big draw for me."