Rebels, Gamecocks Conclude Series Sunday at 12 p.m. CT
2014 (Sophomore): Had seven starts at second base, seven starts in left field and three starts in right field ... Started all three games at Tennessee in left field ... Went 2-4 with two runs in game one at Tennessee ... Came in as a pinch runner in the series opener at No. 13 Missouri and stole a base ... Had a hit and scored a run in game two vs. Alcorn State ... Started in game two at SELA and went 3-4 with a stolen base, setting a new career high for hits in a game ... Came in as a pinch runner and stayed in as the designated player in game one at SELA, going 1-1 with two runs scored ... Hit her second triple of the season in game two at South Carolina, going 1-3 on the day with a run scored and an RBI ... Had a 2-2 day in game two vs. Arkansas, scoring two runs and stealing a base ... Hit a single vs. Louisiana Tech ... Came through with a pinch hit in the series finale vs. No. 9 Alabama ... Started at second base in game two at ULM and got a steal ... Got the start at second base vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff in game one ... Started at second base vs. Northern Colorado ... Hit a triple in Ole Miss' first game at Southern Miss ... Has scored two runs this season as a pinch runner ... Came in as a pinch runner vs. Liberty and stole a base.
2013 (Freshman): 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.
Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and Alabama head coach Nick Saban on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of Saturday's much-anticipated matchup. For the full SEC teleconference, go here. Alabama head coach Nick Saban (starts at 36:16 mark)... read more
Ole Miss has been held under 100 yards rushing in each of its last meetings with Alabama, a 33-14 loss in 2012 and a 25-0 loss in 2013. Running the ball effectively and finding a balance is one area, the... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewSept. 22-28, 2014Football- No. 10 Ole Miss used a dominant defensive effort to put away Memphis 24-3 on Saturday, setting up one of the biggest games in recent history this coming Saturday against the Alabama... read more
Tuesday 9/23 at 4PM
@CoachHughFreeze reveals the helmets to the @olemissfb team at team meeting. pic.twitter.com/8jpVCvny4p— OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) September 29, 2014 2.
Wed 9/24 at 4PM
@OleMissFB practice hidden indoors so that team practice in helmets for safety reasons. pic.twitter.com/vA0Oo6Ps7S— OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) September... read more
It's Sunday, so that means it's time for this week's Observations from the Best Seat in the House. I'll handle the bulk of the notes this week, but we also have some insight from Austin Miller here as well. Let's... read more
Seeking its first win over a top-10 team since 2009, Ole Miss took a 1-0 lead but fell short to No. 10 Texas A&M, 2-1, Sunday afternoon. "I'm really happy with the team's performance," head coach Matt Mott said. "I'm... read more
Wearing the lighter blue helmets for the first time since 1994 to honor the late Chucky Mullins, the Ole Miss defense also honored his memory with perhaps the most dominant defensive performance of the Hugh Freeze Era. "Chucky would have... read more
Three areas to watch as No. 10 Ole Miss faces Memphis Saturday. Battle of the Quarterbacks Ole Miss and Memphis have both gotten steady quarterback play, as both teams rank inside the top-15 nationally in scoring offense. Senior quarterback Bo... read more
Playing in their fourth overtime game of the season, the Ole Miss soccer team played Arkansas to a 1-1 double-overtime draw on Thursday night. The teams combined for 30 shots, including 13 on goal, but the game was characterized more... read more
Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's time on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of the Rebels' matchup with Memphis on Saturday (6:30 p.m. CT, Fox Sports Net). Freeze's time on the call begins at the 1:21:20 mark. For... read more
Memphis is 2-1 heading into Saturday's matchup with wins over Austin Peay (63-0) and Middle Tennessee (36-17) and a 42-35 loss at No. 11 UCLA. The Tigers scored two early fourth-quarter touchdowns to tie the Bruins at 35-35 with 13:44... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewSept. 15-21, 2014Volleyball- Ole Miss went 4-0 to capture the Rebel Classic and improve to 14-0 on the season.- Through four weeks of the season, the Rebels have equaled last year's win total (14-17).- Sophomore... read more