2014 Season:Selected 19th overall by the Edmonton Rush in the NLL Draft, becoming the first MU player ever selected in a professional draft ... Was the first MU player to be named a USILA All-American, receiving an Honorable Mention ... Earned Marquette's first ever BIG EAST weekly honor roll mention following a 11-9 win over Hofstra, where he notched a hat trick (Feb. 15) ... Notched a hat trick at Marist (March 1) ... Had his third hat trick of the year at Jacksonville (March 8) on only six shots ... Tallied a hat trick vs. Duke (March 11) ... Tied a career high with five goals and six points in a win at Detroit (March 15) ... Led MU with four points vs. Villanova (March 22) ... Set a MU program record by tallying eight points, including five goals in MU's first BIG EAST win in program history (March 29) ... Followed that up by notching his tenth career hat trick vs. Bellarmine (April 1) ... Followed that up by notching his tenth career hat trick vs. Bellarmine (April 1) ... Tallied three points to help MU defeat St. John's 11-10 (2OT) and had the game-winning helper (April 6) ... Returned from injury vs. Georgetown and tallied a fourth-quarter hat trick as part of an 8-1 second half run to defeat the Hoyas and clinch a berth in the BIG EAST tournament ... Melnyk had four goals on the day (April 19) ... Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for his performance and ranked fifth in the nation in goals per game (3.00) as of April 21 ... Named to First Team All-BIG EAST (April 29) ... Finished 2014 with team-highs in goals (36) and assists (15), both are MU program records ... Scored 59 goals and tallied 30 assists in his MU career.
2013 Season: Started all 13 games at attack ... Team leader in goals scored (23), including four in a win at Mercer and four against Georgetown, also recorded a hat trick in a win vs. High Point ... Scored a goal in five consecutive games ... 48 of his 67 shots were shots on goal, which led the team at .716 ... Team leader in points (38), recording six in a win vs. Detroit and five in a win at Mercer ... Tallied at least one point in 12 of 13 games ... Second on the team in assists (15).
Prior to Marquette: Attended Presbyterian College along with his brother Matthew before Transferring to Marquette ... Started all 10 games for the Blue Hose ... Scored a team-high 28 points while scoring a goal in each contest as a sophomore ... Lettered in lacrosse and hockey at Central Memorial High School.
Personal: Born on June 8, 1991 ... Son of Kevin and Lisa ... Brother, Matthew, also a member of Marquette lacrosse team ... Majoring in Business.