Melissa Henderson Pelletier
Induction Year: 2012
Class of: 2005
Sports: Softball

Melissa Henderson Pelletier, Softball, Class of 2005. One of the finest pitchers to ever step into the circle, Henderson Pelletier was the co-recipient of the Most Outstanding Player in the 2004 LEC championship tournament and a two-time All-Little East Conference honoree.  Over a stellar four-year career, Henderson Pelletier compiled a 61-32 record with a 1.30 ERA. She still holds career records for most wins (61), most innings pitched (634.1), most starts (90), most complete games (79) and most strikeouts (636). Henderson was at her finest during the 2004 LEC tournament picking up three wins and advancing USM into the championship round. She earned her first win with eight innings of shutout relief work in a 20-inning win over Eastern Connecticut. She came back later that day to toss an 11-inning shutout over top seeded Keene State. After dropping a heartbreaking decision to Western Connecticut, Henderson beat Keene State for the second time with 10 scoreless innings of relief work to move the Huskies into the championship round against Western Connecticut. In all, Henderson pitched 41.2 innings in the three-year career. Over her four-year career, Henderson won 16 or more games three times, including a career high 17 in 2004 and 2005. In her final season, Henderson allowed a miniscule 4.20 hits per seven innings while striking out 9.41 batters per seven innings.