22  Chris Monaco
Chris Monaco
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tucson, Ariz.

Last College:
Pima CC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
10/30/1982

B/T:
R/R

Entering 2006: Holds third place on all-time Marshall records ledger with 42 steals and stands 17 shy of No. 1 Aaron Williams (59, 1996-99).

2005: Played in first six games of season before missing remainder of season with injury ... struggled in the early season with one hit in 17 at bats ... went 1-for-3 in game at Southern Miss (2/18) ... stole two bases in three attempts.

2004: Stole school-record 40 bases, eclipsing previous high of 33, set by Aaron Williams (1999) ... total also led the Mid-American Conference ... tied for fifth in nation at .78 stolen bases per game ... posted season-high nine-game hitting streak in his first nine game of action from Feb. 21-March 7 ... started 51 of Herd's 54 games ... had team-best 28 walks and 239 plate appearances ... put up monster day May 11 vs. Eastern Kentucky, going 4-for-5 with three runs scored ... in that contest, also stole base to tie school stolen bases record.

Pima Junior College: Played for Edgar Soto at Pima ... holds school record with 58 stolen bases ... named first team all-conference, first team all-region and second team All-American ... played in Junior College Sophomore All-Star Game ... drafted by Baltimore Orioles in 52nd round of 2001 Major League Baseball Entry Draft.

High School: Also lettered in football ... 4-A all-state quarterback ... was all-state and all-region in 4-A baseball ... team was 4-A state runner-up ... competed in 4A/5A All-Star Game at Grand Canyon University.

Personal: Born Oct. 30, 1982 ... son of Jim and Dannielle Monaco ... has brother, Jimmy (19), and sister, Dominique (18) ... father played college football and baseball at New Haven ... mother was Olympic swimmer and competed in swimming and tennis at UNLV ... brother plays football at Whittier College ... majoring in history with minor in Spanish.