Stephanie Melbeck is pregnant and is expecting a child in summer. Therefore she won’t be able to finish the rest of this season for Buxtehuder, and with 35 years of age, she has decided to end her career. She has a total of 223 caps for the German national team and scored 483 goals. For Buxtehuder she played a total of 12 years of her career. She recently missed the EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia due to an injury.