• Returns in 2013 as one of the team's top hitters, and proved her meddle in a host of clutch performances and the team's top pinch-hitter in 2012.
• As a freshman, played 24 games off the bench - tops on the team, and helped the Ducks advance to the World Series for the second time in school history.
• As a prep senior, was tabbed the South Puget Sound League North Division Player of the Year, and a Seattle Times and Tacoma News Tribune All-Area Team choice.
2012 SEASON (Freshman).
Showed little intimidation at the plate as a freshman, and hit .323 the first month of the campaign. At season's end, she led Duck freshmen in homers (2), RBI (14), slugging (.396), on-base percentage (.300), multi-RBI games (4). Logged a .250 pinch-hit batting average (5-for-20) - tops overall on the team. Knocked in her first collegiate game-winning RBI the opening weekend vs NCAA advancer San Diego State, thanks to her seventh-inning, two-run double. In her second collegiate tourney, staked her first multi-hit game with her 3-for-3, 3-RBI effort vs. Cal Poly. Her homer and double vs. the Mustangs also gave her a team total bases season high (9). Added another 3-for-3 day the third tourney of the season with a pinch-hit three-run homer. In the team's home opener vs. the eventual national champion and No. 1 Alabama, lined a pinch hit off All-American Jackie Traina. Defensively, played four games at first base, and ended with a .941 fielding mark (16 putouts, 0 assists, 1 error).
Prep: A three-year team captain, she was a SPSL First-Team pick as a freshman, junior and senior, and Second-Team choice as a sophomore. As a senior, the SPSL North Division Player of the Year paced the league in batting (.640), on-base percentage (.705) and slugging (1.320) and stroked six doubles, five triples, six home runs and 27 RBI in 16 games. As a junior, she hit .583, and helped her team to a 19-7 record and state tournament bid. In previous years, her squad staked a fourth-place state finish and a district runner-up effort her sophomore campaign, to go along with league titles her first two years. A four-year softball letterwinner, she also picked up three letters in swimming and one in basketball. In club action, she has played for the Washington Ladyhawks since 2009, and her team placed third in the 2010 Champions Cup and seventh in the PGF tournament, while her previous club experience came with the Acers (2004-07, 2008-09) and Absolute Blast (2007-08). At end of 2010-11 season, was tabbed her school's Female Athlete of the Year after she scored her swim team's MVP honor and a basketball all-league honorable mention nod after not playing as a sophomore or junior. Altogether was a three-year letterwinner in swimming and once in basketball.
Personal: Undeclared major. Parents are Bernie and Diane. Has an older sister, Sarah, and an older brother, Sam.
Runs scored: 3, vs Cal Poly (2/26/12)
Hits: 3, vs Cal Poly (2/26/12)
RBIs: 3, vs Cal Poly (2/26/12), vs Illinois State (3/2/12)
Doubles: 1, vs San Diego State (2/12/12), vs Cal Poly (2/26/12)
Triples: 1, vs Cal Poly (2/26/12)
Home runs: 1, vs Cal Poly (2/26/12), vs Illinois State (3/2/12)
Total bases: 9, vs Cal Poly (2/26/12)
Walks: 7 times, most recent vs Portland State (5/17/12)
Stolen bases: 1, vs Boise State (3/28/12)
MELICK'S CAREER STATS
Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP OB% SF-SH SB-AT PO-A FLD%
2012 .208 36 11 53 5 11 2 1 2 14 21 .396 7 0 .300 0-0 1-1 16-0 .941
TOTAL .208 36 11 53 5 11 2 1 2 14 21 .396 7 0 .300 0-0 1-1 16-0 .941
MELLICK Q&A: ON THE OREGON DIFFERENCE
Q: How long have you wanted to be a Duck, and what attracted you to the University?
HM: "I've wanted to come to Oregon since my sophomore year in high school. I loved the campus, and thought it was beautiful and the perfect size."
Q: What things do you remember from your Oregon recruiting trip?
HM: "I remember going to my first Oregon football game at Autzen Stadium. They played the Huskies, and being from Washington I was ecstatic to see the Ducks come out on top."
Q: In what ways does playing in the Pac-12 Conference prepare you to be your best?
HM: "The Pac-12 is best conference in the country. Every game is a challenge because each team is competing to win a national championship. There are no easy games, so every game you have to play at your best to win."
Q: What are the special parts about playing in place like Eugene?
HM: "It's awesome to play in a college town because the other teams support each other and there are people that love softball and come to every game."
Q: Talk about the team’s chemistry, and what sets it apart from other programs?
HM: "The team chemistry on the squad is great, and I love every girl on the team. There are no cliques and everyone has a good time with each other. The upperclassmen really help the freshman feel like they are part of the team right away, which I think helped a lot with the transition into college."
Q: When you work with Coach White and the staff, what elements of their coaching style do you appreciate the most?
HM: "I appreciate that they give you drills to work on on your own. I also love that they videotape things. As a visual learner it helps me a lot make changes to things that need work."
Q: Oregon’s state-of-the art facilities are a big thing in the recruiting process – what were your impressions of various ones?
HM: "The Casanova Center is so impressive when you first see it. The underwater treadmills, cold tubs, and treatment tables are top of the line. They have doctors for any problems you have, and your own sport trainer that will help with anything. The other really cool thing about the Casanova Center is that there is a hall of fame upstairs that is really neat. The weight room is also extremely nice, it makes working out easy."
Q: Are there other parts of the University of Oregon athletic department?
HM: "There are many cool elements in the athletic department that I couldn't find anywhere else. The Jaqua Center is my favorite athletic department facility. It is such an awesome building to hang out it, but then I also get all of my homework done there when I am there. The tutors are always there to help you with any problems that you have."
Q: What’s your major, and what led you to pick it?
HM: "I am undeclared, but am leaning towards becoming a business major. The University of Oregon has a great business school, too."