Melissa Anderson, a former volleyball standout at Northland College in Ashland, WI, joined the St. Lawrence University athletic staff in the fall of 2011 as the assistant coach of the volleyball program. She also served as the assistant softball coach in the spring of 2012.
During her four-year career with the LumberJills, Anderson garnered a host of awards and accomplishments, including being named to the All-UMAC First Team in 2006 and 2009 (Honorable Mention, 2007, 2008). A three-year captain, she helped guide her team to a 2007 UMAC Tournament championship. The Brooklyn Park, MN native surpassed the 1000th kill and 1000th dig marks as a junior and finished her career with 1, 278 and 1, 548, respectively.
A 2010 graduate, Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education with minors in social studies and psychology. She returned to her alma mater after graduating to serve as the assistant volleyball coach, while also working as a second grade teacher in the Washburn school district. From February to June, she served as the interim head coach of the LumberJills.