Rebels Defeat Utah State, Fall to Utah in Doubleheader
2013: Started 40 games at second base, including 31 of the last 37 and the most on the team ... Hit three triples, tying her for the fourth most in Ole Miss single season history ... Made 87 putouts defensively with 43 assists ... Was 1-2 vs. ULM with a run scored, one RBI and a stolen base ... Hit 1-3 in the series finale at No. 15 Kentucky with one run scored ... Went 2-3 in the series opener at Kentucky with a double ... Hit an RBI triple vs. Villanova ... Hit a two-RBI triple in game two against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, going 2-3 at the plate with three RBI and two runs scored ... Hit a two-RBI triple in Ole Miss' first game against Southern Miss.
High School: Four-year starter at Ontario High School ... Voted team MVP ... Earned First Team All-Mount Baldy League as a junior and sophomore ... Named Second Team All-Mount Baldy League as a senior and freshman ... Helped lead the Jaguars to the league championship as a freshman and sophomore ... A First Team All-League selection in volleyball as a junior and senior and a second team selection as a sophomore ... Helped lead her team to back-to-back league championships ... Won the team offense award.
Club: Played for the Corona Angels ... Earned back-to-back fifth-place finishes at the 2010 and 2011 18U ASA Champions Cup ... Advanced to the 2011 ASA 18U Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals ... Finished runner-up at the 2010 16U Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals ... Earned a ninth-place finish at the 2009 16U ASA Nationals.
Personal: Full name is Melina Nicole Preciado ... Born July 25, 1994 ... Daughter of Noel Preciado and Anna Preciado ... Majoring in exercise science... Her hobbies are going to the beach, swimming, watching movies and shopping.
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