HUNTSVILLE - Melissa Sauceda will be one of the newest members to be inducted in the Sam Houston State Hall of Honor this fall. Sauceda is one of eight men and women who will be inducted on Nov. 9.


Sauceda was a goal keeper on the soccer team from 2003 to 2006. She was part of the inaugural signing class that was tasked with helping build the soccer program from scratch.


In just the third year of the program, Sauceda helped lead the Bearkats to a run to the Southland Tournament Finals, before falling to the hosts Northwestern State 1-0 in overtime. For her efforts she was named to the All-tournament team.


Sauceda holds the school record for saves in a match (18), season (162), and career (515). She recorded seven clean sheets in her career which is third all-time. She has also logged the third-most minutes in goal with 5,173.


The Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony is presented by the Bearkat Champions Fund in conjunction with the Sam Houston Letterwinner’s Association. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and tickets are $50 per person. The dress for the event is business attire. To register, contact the office of the President at events@shsu.eduor call 936-294-2415. Please RSVP by Friday, Nov. 2.