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Monica Gonzales Athlete Profile

#24 Monica Gonzales

Monica Gonzales
Position: Outfielder Height: 5-3 Roster Years: 2006-2009 Hometown: Westlake Village, CA

Personal

  • Parents are Joey and Ray
  • Won Scholar Athlete honors at Westlake HS (Calif.)
  • Majoring in urban, rural and environmental planning
  • Has one brother and one sister

Before BYU

  • At Westlake HS: two-time L.A. Times All-Regional team
  • Three-time Ventura County Star All-County team
  • Three-time Daily News All-Area team
  • Two-time team MVP
  • Two-time offensive team MVP
  • L.A. Times All-Star team in 2005
  • Played five years for Southern California Diamonds league team


2006 | Freshman Year

  • Saw immediate action after leading the team in batting average in fall ball
  • Went 2-for-3 with a run scored and RBI in her first collegiate game against Southern Mississippi
  • Played in 53 games, starting 28
  • Scored runs 24 of the 38 times she reached base
  • Recorded a .952 fielding percentage
  • Led BYU left-handed slappers with 11 RBI

2007 | Sophomore Year

  • Recorded season highs of three hits and three runs against Longwood on March 24
  • Posted career bests in batting average, hits, runs, RBI, slugging percentage and on-base percentage
  • Second on the team with nine sacrifice hits
  • Posted a .964 fielding mark
  • Made 55 starts in 56 appearances
  • Had seven stolen bases out of 10 attempts

2008 | Junior Year

  • Carried a .326 batting average in her third season as a Cougar
  • Started in 60 games
  • Had a nine-game hit streak April 4-26, raising her batting average from .270 to .301
  • Totaled 11 sacrifices co-leading the team
  • Stole 16 bases out of 20 attempts, leading the Cougars
  • Ended the season with a seven-game hit streak increasing batting average from .298 to .326
  • Went 3-for-4 on May 9 at New Mexico