Athletic Hall of Fame - Melissa Campbell Callender '86

Melissa Campbell Callender came to Tilton in the fall of 1984 from Rutland, Massachusetts A three-sport student athlete, she left her mark on the varsity field hockey team, girls’ varsity basketball court and baseball diamond. Melissa was named captain and MVP of both field hockey and basketball her senior year.  In 1985, she received the John F. Thompson Award [1] and in 1986, the Chester J. LaRoche Award - awards that represent that characteristics of honesty, respect, fairness and integrity.
After graduation, Melissa would go onto Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. While at Hartwick, she competed for the Hawks in both field hockey and lacrosse.  During the fall of her senior year, she also completed her first New York City Marathon.
Today, Melissa is a certified youth fitness specialist who received her master’s in education from Springfield College and settled into a career teaching physical education and wellness.  She has experience coaching at both the high school and collegiate levels. Melissa also founded a successful youth athletic club for girls, We Teach Both, that is focused on the development of both field hockey and lacrosse players.