This is her 4th year with the Bandettes but she's been dancing for 19 years all totaled. Melissa is currently an advertising and PR intern but, as we saw last week in a pair of articles, she started off her college career pursuing a career in journalism. Not one to leave that completely behind her, she reported on the Bandettes' visit to Stone's Buddies and also put together the NLL Girl of The Week article for Erin Y. Whether she'll one day land a spot on one of the local stations one day soon remains to be seen but it's hard to imagine her straying far from Buffalo. She's a total Buffalo sports nut and has been known to take in a Bills game from time to time as well as the Bandits.
Melissa's contributions to the Bandettes go beyond dancing and writing however. This season, the Bandettes still have Erin H and Erin Y as their captains but now Melissa is Erin H's co-captain. This addition has allowed the squads to vary their routines a little bit as well as allow someone to develop their leadership abilities while helping the current captains on a regular basis. You can read more about Melissa at http://www.bandits.com/bandette-08_melissa.cfm