A talented athlete who is an outstanding swimmer with a strong left-handed shot...was inducted into the 2004 San Jose Hall of Fame as the 2003-04 High School Athlete of the Year...also competed for the 2004-05 Cal men's swim team, turning in a best of 1:49.53 in the 200-yard individual medley...
AS A JUNIOR (2006): Scored 34 goals in 35 matches, including a goal against UC San Diego in the NCAA semifinal...also tallied a goal against Long Beach State in the MPSF Tournament...finished the year second on the team with 58 assists and added 16 steals, 14 ejections earned and three field blocks...
AS A SOPHOMORE (2005): Notched 16 goals, including two goals in an overtime win over defending national champion UCLA at the SoCal Open...member of the MPSF All-Academic Team, and was the recipient of Peter J. Cutino Award as the Bears' most improved player...AS A FRESHMAN (2004): Scored 10 goals on the year, with a score against Pepperdine in the MPSF Tournament second round...
HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Leland High School was a two-time All-American in water polo, scoring a 144 goals as a senior... helped his team to a second-place finish in the 2004 Central Coast Section championship... trained with USA National B Team in the summer of 2006 with Cal teammate Jeff Tyrrell...was a member of both the Lamorinda 2005 20-Under team that won the national championship, and the Senior National team that captured a bronze medal at the Senior Nationals in Davis, Calif....was a member of the Lamorinda Water Polo Club that won a gold medal at the 2004 20-Under National Championship...was a six-time All-American in swimming, competing in the 200 IM at the 2004 Olympic Trials...majoring in history...father, Mike, was an All-American water polo player at San Jose State...parents are Mike and Sandy Monsees...born November 16, 1985, in San Jose, Calif.
Goals 2004 10 2005 16 2006 34 Total 60