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Monique Escalera
Player Profile:
Monique Escalera 719589
Position: Def
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Riverside, Calif.
High School: La Sierra
Experience: 3 Letters

Graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in liberal studies

2013: 22 gp, 19 gs, 1 asst, 1 point, 8 sh, 3 SOG, .375 SOG% Named NSCAA/Continental Tire All-West Region Second Team ... Named the WAC Tournament MVP ... assisted Julia Moravec's goal in the team's semifinal win vs. Idaho in the WAC Tournament (11/8) ... First Team All-Conference ... Named Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for week of Sept. 23-29 ... contributed as a starter in 3-0 shutout versus New Mexico State (9/29) ... started in shutout versus Kansas City (9/27)

2012: Played in 20 matches, starting 15 ... scored one goal and provided five assists, tallying seven points ... took eight shots, two of which were on goal ... starting defender in final match of season at Utah State (11/2) ... earned starting nod in first WAC Tournament match against Louisiana Tech (11/1) ... started in defense during season's final home game versus Denver (10/28) ... assisted Thomas' goal and attempted one shot of her own in start, win versus New Mexico State (10/26) ... contributed to shutout in defensive start at Louisiana Tech (10/19) ... saw action as a sub at San Jose State (10/14) ... came in as a sub versus Utah State (10/12) ... started at defender in win versus Idaho (10/7) ... scored first goal of season on two shots in action as a sub at Texas State (9/30) ... assisted Verdoia's goal in time off the bench at UTSA (9/28) ... fired two shots in start, win versus Utah Valley (9/23) ... started at Portland (9/21) ... started at defender at #21 Oregon State (9/16) ... started at Oregon (9/14) ... started and contributed to shut out in overtime win at Gonzaga (9/9) ... recorded two shots, one on goal in start versus Portland State (9/2) ... tallied two assists and one shot in time as a sub versus Eastern Washington (8/26) ... earned start in defense at San Diego State (8/24) ... assisted on Melissa Busque's first career goal in start versus Saint Mary's (8/19) ... started in defense in season opener versus Washington (8/17) ... named to WAC pre-season all-conference team

2011: Subbed into 10 matches ... scored one goal and earned one assist ... took seven shots, two on target ... saw action off the bench at Loyola Marymount (11/5) ... scored second goal of the year in action off the bench during 5-0 win at Eastern Washington (10/30) ... saw time off bench in 3-1 win against San Diego State (9/18) ... saw action in midfield against Cal Poly (9/9) ... played as sub in midfield at Washington (9/4) ... saw time in midfield in win against then-No. 8 Portland, contributing to a clean sheet ... came in off bench at Washington State (8/28) ... assisted on game-winning goal after subbing in at midfield during 1-0 win at Idaho (8/26) ... saw time as a sub in midfield at UC Davis and helped con­tribute to a clean sheet (8/21) ... came in off the bench at Sacramento State (8/19).

2010: Started at midfielder in Redhawks' final victory against CSU Bakersfield (11/6) ... took one shot at starting defender at Cal State Northridge (10/31) ... took two shots, including one on frame at starting defender at CSU Bakersfield (10/29) ... came in off the bench at Colordo (10/23) ... started as defender at UC Santa Barbara (10/21) ... took two shots, including one on target at starting defender at Baylor (10/15) ... had one shot and assisted on Kara Kuttlers goal in the 59th minute versus Portland State (10/3) ... started in the midfield and had a pair of shots versus Utah Valley (9/29) ... named to the Redhawk Invitational All-Tournament Team ... assisted on Ava Ames game-winning goal in double-overtime versus Sacramento State (9/26) ... tallied three shots, including two shots on goal, versus University of Idaho (9/24) ... tallied four shots, including one on goal, as starting defender versus Cleveland State (9/19) ... started at defender and had a shot at Boise State (9/12) ... had a shot in start at outside defender at Idaho State (9/9) ... started at outside defender, helping guide Redhawks to 2-0 shutout over Gonzaga  (9/5) ... tallied three shots in start at Eastern Washington (9/3) ... started at right back at UC Irvine (8/29) ... made game-winning assist in 90 minutes of starting action at right back at UC Riverside (8/27) ...made first career start on the backline versus Oregon State (8/22) ... came in off the bench versus Washington (8/20).

LA SIERRA HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of La Sierra High School ... a four-year varsity starter ... named to the all-conference first team four consecutive times and was team MVP three times ... named all-league defensive MVP ...  team MVP twice (2006-07 and 2008-09) and Most Inspirational following 2007-08 season ... was top scoring defender in league ... helped guide team to league championship in 2008-09, where they reached the CIF first round ... also participated in track and cross country ... with the track team, qualified for CIF as a freshman.

CLUB/NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE: A member of the Laguna Hill Eclipse White ... helped guide team to the 2010 National Championship, CSL Championship and So Cal Blue Tournament Championship.

PERSONAL: Full name is Monique Morgan Escalera, born on February 10, 1992 in Westminster, Calif. ... the oldest daughter of Jennifer and Tony Escalera ... has three younger siblings: Ashley, Brandon and Dominic ... majoring in liberal studies ... a member of the yearbook committee at La Sierra ... enjoys traveling, doing ceramics and spending time with her family.

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