John Melcher
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    John Melcher

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    St. Simons Island, GA

    High School:
    Glynn Academy

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 155

    Position:
    Midfielder

    Major:
    English

    11/08/2011

    Falcons Face Denver Thursday at MPSF Tournament

    Air Force enters tourney as No. 3-seed

    11/07/2011

    Ben Chavez Named MPSF Player of the Week

    Falcons earn award for third consecutive week

    11/04/2011

    Falcons Down Denver, 2-1, in Home Finale

    Senior Ben Chavez scores both goals in final home game

    11/03/2011

    Falcons Host Denver in Regular-Season Finale on Friday

    Seniors to be honored in pre-game ceremony

    10/28/2011

    Dydasco Wins It For Falcons in Double Overtime

    Air Force downs Seattle Univ. 2-1

    09/21/2011

    Air Force vs. College of Charleston, 9-16-11

    AFA vs. CofC

    09/20/2011

    Air Force vs. Buffalo 9-18-11

    AFA vs. Buffalo

    09/12/2011

    Air Force vs. Davidson 9-2-11

    Air Force vs. Davidson

    11/03/2010

    Air Force vs. Sacramento State, 10/24/10

    AFA Men's Soccer vs. Sac State

    11/03/2010

    Air Force vs. San Jose State, 10/22/10

    AFA Men's Soccer vs. SJSU

    2010 (Junior)
    Appeared in 11 games and started eight of them ... scored his only goal of the season at the MPSF Tournament against Sacramento State ... attempted 17 total shots and finished fourth with eight shots on goal ... led the team with 47 percent of his total shots being on goal ... named the team's Most Inspirational Player.

    2009 (Sophomore)
    Appeared in 16 games ... first and only career start came against Dayton ... posted only assist of the season and first of his career in 3-0 victory over the Flyers ... scored first career goal in 6-3 rout of UMKC ... finished the season with three points ... named the team's Most Improved Player ... attempted 10 shots, six of them on goal.

    2008 (Freshman)
    Appeared in three games during the season ... did not attempt a shot.

    Before Air Force
    USAFA Prep School: Team captain in 2007 ... named team MVP.

    ODP: Played two years on the Georgia State team for Larry Barnes.

    Club: Played for Atlanta Football Club ... team captain for four years ... competed in Region 3 premier league for two seasons ... led team to a national ranking of No. 7 and two state cup final.

    High School: Four-year letterwinner in soccer ... also lettered one year in track ... two-time Region Player of the Year ... led region in scoring as a junior and senior ... two-time team captain and MVP ... high school soccer coach was Bobby Brockman.

    Personal
    Parents are John and Jan Melcher and Deborah Seagart ... has one sister, Brittany (23), and one brother, Robby (32) ... nickname is Johnny ... interested in attending pilot training following his time at the Academy ... would like to practice law and enter politics after a career in the Air Force ... was a flight commander for Mission Support Group this past summer ... also completed the Powered Flight Program ... also recruited by Gardner-Webb University, VMI and Georgia State University ... hobbies include surfing, snowboarding and tennis ... active in his squadron as the safety / security officer ... favorite food is enchiladas ... favorite TV show is How I Met Your Mother ... favorite book is Ender's Game ... favorite movie is Toy Story ... person in history he would most like to meet is Jesus ... greatest moment in sports was playing with the Dundee FC in Scotland this past summer ... credits his father with the biggest influence on his sports career ... member of cadet squadron 2.

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