Softball has been a part of Sierra Mello's life since she was a young girl. The Bay Area native played tee ball and then started playing competitively at eight years old and never looked back.
Mello came to Nevada because it was close to home and the community support surrounding the athletic programs, but the biggest reason was for the coaching staff. Head coach Josh Taylor recruited Mello when he was an assistant with the Wolf Pack and stuck with her throughout the recruiting process. Mello was a freshman during Coach Taylor's first season as a head coach at Nevada.
During Mello's freshman year, she batted .258 with 25 hits and 24 runs before season ending knee surgery. Mello came back strong her sophomore year and during her junior campaign, she batted .353 with 66 hits, 44 runs and 22 RBIs. She was the Wolf Pack's hottest hitter this season batting .429 with 33 hits and 15 runs before the season abruptly came to an end due to the coronavirus.
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