Forward Melissa Tancredi scored four goals during the 2012 Olympic Games en route to helping Canada capture bronze.
Tancredi has been a regular in the Canadian starting lineup since 2007. She is recognized as one of the best women’s football strikers in the world. She was Canada’s top scorer during the 2008 Olympic qualifiers, scoring four times as the team earned its first Olympic berth.
Tancredi burst on to the scene at the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup in China, where she scored the second-fastest goal in World Cup history. She also played at the 2011 World Cup, where she started three games for 199 minutes. Tancredi won a bronze medal at the 2007 Pan American Games.
From Ancaster, ON, Tancredi has been playing soccer since the age of four. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame in 2004, she played her most recent seasons professionally in Sweden.