Rotating image

UIC Flames
Official Store



    22  Melissa Preish
    Melissa Preish


    Thousand Oaks, Calif.

    High School:




    Softball Boasts NFCA Accolades

    The Flames earned a 3.297 team GPA during the 2012-13 academic year


    Sixty-Four UIC Student-Athletes Named to HL 2012-13 Honor Roll

    Student-athletes were honored in both the fall and spring semesters


    UIC Student-Athletes Go Through Commencement Services

    50 student-athletes receive bachelor's degree in spring, summer sessions


    Flames Upset In League Tournament

    The Crusaders closed the door on the Flames season in a 3-0 score.


    Softball Drops To Wright State, 1-0

    The Flames will now play Valparaiso Thursday at 4:00 p.m. (CT).

    AS A JUNIOR (2012): Leading batting average each week of the season, except one ... First Team all-Horizon League selection ... First Team College Sports Madness ...named the Horizon League Player of the Week on April 23 ... compiled a .391 average to pace the Flames ... tied for the third-most home runs with five ... posted the highest slugging and on-base percentage with .543 and .474, respectively ... started and played 50 games in centerfield ... missed one contest due to an injury ... compiled 59 hits and 31 runs in 151 at-bats ... had six doubles ... posted 17 RBI.

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): Played in 29 and started eight games ... collected her first career home run in a 17-6 victory over Valparaiso on April 3.

    AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Picked up a bunt single in her first career at-bat ... Two-time starter in the outfield against league opponents Butler and Cleveland State ... Scored the game-tying run to force extra innings at Youngstown State on April 25 ... First career double came against Indiana in Las Vegas on February 19.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time lettewinner in softball (right field) at Westlake (Ill.) ... two-time team captain ... four-time all-Marmonte League selection ... three-time MVP ... member of Relay of Life ... California Scholarship Foundation member ... three-time (2009, 2010, 2011) ... Dean's List recipient ... Athletic Academic honor roll 2010 and 2011 ... four-time (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) ... Gold Academic Award recipient born July 28, 1991, in Downers Grove, Ill. ... daughter of Sandy and Howard Preish ... has one sister, Kimberlee ... plays for the Indiana Slammers, along with UIC teammates Coryn Schmit and Jenna Marsalli ... greatest athletic thrill to date is winning the Horizon League Championship ... currently enrolled as a kinesiology major.