2  Trish Monroe
Trish Monroe

RS Senior

Portage, Mich.

High School:
Portage Central




2007 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR) Became the school's all-time career leader in digs with 1,351 ... Recorded 486 digs, the second-most by a Pirate in a single year ... Now owns three of the top five single season dig marks ... Tied her career high in digs with 29 against SMU (9/23) ... Slammed home one kill at UCF (9/28), against Memphis (10/12) and against UAB (10/14) ... Registered double-digit digs in 24 of 31 matches played.

2006 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Recorded 422 digs on the season, which led the team and is tied for the fourth-most in a single-season ... Moved into ninth place in digs in program history with 865 as a sophomore ... Played in all 31 contests for the Pirates ... Established career-highs in kills with two against North Florida (9/8), assists with five against North Florida, service aces with three at Memphis (11/5), digs with 29 versus UTEP at the Conference USA tournament (11/16) and blocks with one (three times, last against UAB 10/6) ... Turned in double-digit digs in 22 of 31 matches played.

2005 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Finished her freshman campaign with 443 digs, the third highest single-season total in school history ... One of six Pirates with at least 100 digs on the season (443) ... Played in 107 games, collecting five service aces, one kill, two assisted blocks and 24 assists ... Recorded 20 or more digs in seven matches, including a season-high 27 at Coastal Carolina (10/11) ... Tallied her only kill of the season against Rice (10/21) ... Slammed a season-high three service aces versus Charleston Southern (9/16) and against Southern Miss (10/09) ... Recorded block assists at North Carolina A&T (9/01) and against UAB (11/13).

2004 (FRESHMAN): Did not see any action due to a redshirt.

PORTAGE CENTRAL HS: Led Portage Central to consecutive conference and district championships as a junior and senior ... Took home several post-season honors including All-District, All-District Captain, All-Region, Honorable Mention All-State, and Defensive MVP as a senior ... Two-time Academic All-State honoree ... Also played golf during the 2003 season where she helped Portage Central to a No. 11 ranking in the state ... Named 2003 Junior Golf Association Player of the Year.

PERSONAL: Full name is Patricia Katelin Monroe ... Born Sept. 20, 1985 ... Majoring in worksite health promotion ... Daughter of Jeff Monroe and Alicia Glowe ... Has two siblings, Helena and Jeannie ... Advice to young girls wanting to play volleyball is that no matter your size or health situation, if you have the passion and drive to play, you can. ... Says she got her start in volleyball by following in the footsteps of her older sister.

Rushing on Monroe: "Trish is one of the most determined people I know. She has hade some rough patches this past year, concerning her health, but we are optimistic she will stand strong in her final season as a teammate and team captain."