Ashley Melchert - High School Athlete Honorees - 2008

Ashley Melchert lettered in softball in all four of her high school seasons, helping Mason County Central reach the Final Four as a freshman and as a junior.  In basketball and volleyball she lettered her sophomore, junior and senior years.  She earned All-West Michigan Conference honors in softball her junior and senior seasons and in basketball and volleyball as a senior.  She earned all-area and all-region recognition in each of the last three years and was all-state honorable mention as a junior and a senior in softball.  Melchert was an All-WMC Scholar Athlete for all four years in softball and three years in basketball and volleyball.  In volleyball, she was the starting setter on Central’s 2007 Class B state runner-up team.  Her senior year she was Central’s Most Valuable Player in basketball, softball and volleyball and made the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association Academic All-State team.  Academically, she sported a 3.83 grade point average and earned the H. G. Bacon bronze, silver and gold plaque awards over her last three years at MCC.