Melina Nappi-Kaehler - 1998 Basketball


Melina Nappi-Kaehler graduated from Wayland High School in 1997 after a standout athletic career as a soccer goalie and forward/shooting guard in basketball. She was the first female basketball player in Wayland High School history to score
1,000 career points.

Melina was named a USA Today, Girls High School Across America, Top Player as a senior as well as a Massachusetts Best 80 selection. She was a league all-star four years running in basketball, the league's leading basketball scorer as a junior and senior and a DCL selection twice in soccer. In addition, she was a Middlesex News basketball All-Star four times and a soccer All-Star selection twice.

Nappi-Kaehler went on to play basketball collegiately at New York University, serving as a captain as she had in high school her senior year. She graduated from NYU with a degree in communications and is currently an account manager in New York City for Ion Marketing, specializing in sports and entertainment marketing.

Melina enjoys spending time with friends, playing basketball, and traveling. She sometimes coaches youth basketball in New York City and participates in city-based charity running events. She is especially grateful for the support of her family and friends, especially “my mom, dad, and brother for their constant love and support and for the sacrifice they made along the way for my benefit. Thanks to my coaches and teammates for helping me to become a better person, player, and friend. Thanks to John and Ruth Gove for all that they have been and continue to be for me - a constant support base.”