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Melinda Pina
Melinda  Pina
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Duncanville, TX

High School:
Duncanville HS

Height:
5-3

Position:
Forward


Melinda Pina was inducted into the North Texas Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011

Career
Finished her career with 51 goals, which ranks second all-time and 122 career points, which still ranks third all-time. Pina ranks in the top 10 in seven different offensive categories for her career.

2004
Named first-team all-conference selection and a was an all-tournament pick ... Led the team in goals in 2004 ... Led the Mean Green to the school's first-ever Sun Belt Conference Championship and NCAA Tournament berth.

2003

Recorded one of the most productive seasons in North Texas history ... Was named to the Sun Belt Conference First Team and the Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament team ... Notched career highs in goals (21), points (47), points per game (2.13), game-winning goals (7) and shots (73) ... Tied for sixth in the nation with 21 goals and 15th in the nation with 2.13 points per game ... Tied the school record for game-winning goals with seven ... Her 21 goals and 47 points are the fourth most in school history in a single season ... Notched her second and third career hat tricks in consecutive games against Drury and Nicholls State ... Had four multi-goal games last season and 15 multi-point games ... Had a career-high eight point game against Drury with three goals and two assists ... Was second in the Sun Belt Conference in goals, points, and led the league in game-winning goals.

2002
Provided the Mean Green with another scoring punch as she duplicated her freshman season despite missing four games with an injury ... Was named to the first-team all-Sun Belt Conference and the Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament Team as she scored two goals in leading the Mean Green to the championship game ... Named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week for the first time in her career ... Notched first career hat trick with three goals against Middle Tennessee ... Was second on the team in scoring with 10 goals and seven assists ... Was second in the Sun Belt Conference in points per game with 1.80 and goals per game ... Registered four game-winning goals.

2001
Stepped into a starting role as a redshirt freshman alongside standout forward Marilyn Marin and provided the Mean Green with a second dangerous scorer up front ... Played in and started 17 games ... Finished as the No. 2 scorer with 10 goals and led the team in assists with seven ... Had three game-winning goals, second only to Marin’s five ... Produced multiple goals in a game, including two each against Arkansas State, Northeastern State and Western Kentucky in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament ... Named to the Sun Belt All-Tournament Team after scoring two goals in the 2-1 overtime win over WKU in the semifinals of the SBC tournament.

2000
Redshirted

High School
Was a four-year letterwinner with the Duncanville varsity soccer team ... Was named first-team all-district and voted offensive MVP as a senior ... Earned MVP honors as the team’s top forward her junior season ... Played on Duncanville teams that won a District 15-5A championship and advanced to the Region I finals ... Registered a total of 70 goals and 25 assistsin her career ... Was named to the all-area team as a senior and was picked for the all-region squad as a junior ... Played three years with the Dallas Texans ‘82 team, which was coached by North Texas Coach Hedlund ... Played for the Arsenal (1996-97), the Pirates (1994-96) and the Starlets (1992-94) ... Was an honor roll student at Duncanville ... Personal: Born January 23, 1982 ... Daughter of Miguel and Carmen Pina.

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