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Player Bio: Shannon Monti :: Women's Soccer

  Shannon Monti
Shannon Monti
Player Profile

Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Shadow Mountain HS





Club Team:
Cisco Sensation

General: Considered the number one goalkeeper at the season’s start... Had a great spring season... Very athletic... One of the team’s hardest workers... Willing to do anything she can to help the team win... Is currently the UA career goalkeeping leader in fewest goals allowed (72)... Is third on UA career list in minutes played (2356), third in saves (145), third in goals-against average (2.75) and third in shutouts (2)...

2000: Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-10... Finished the season seventh in the Pac-10 in saves, with 87... One of six players to start all 20 matches... Registered six saves and gave up three goals in first half of UCLA (11/5/00) game... Tallied two saves and allowed two goals in first half against USC (11/3/00)... Recorded six saves and allowed one goal in first half versus Brigham Young (10/28/00)... Had one save and gave up one goal in first half at Arizona State (10/26/00)... Had five saves while playing the first half at California (10/22/00)... Registered five saves at Stanford (10/20/00)... Tallied five saves against Washington (10/15/00) and three saves against Washington State (10/13/00)... Played entire match at Oregon (10/8/00), collecting 10 saves and allowing two goals... Saw time in first half of 1-1 tie at Oregon State (10/6/00), notching three saves... Played first half of 1-0 win over Northern Arizona (9/30/00)... Had three saves while combining with Inger Airheart for the UA’s only shutout of the season during that game... Played entire first half of 2-1 overtime win over Long Island (9/29/00)... Played all 114 minutes at LMU (9/24/00), recording season-high 13 saves... Had five saves at Pepperdine (9/22/00)... Played all 120 minutes of 1-1 tie with Evansville (9/16/00), collecting three saves... Split time in the nets with Inger Airheart at New Mexico (9/14/00), tallying three saves and allowing one goal... Had four saves each against Utah (9/10/00) and Pittsburgh (9/8/00)... Gathered five saves at Vanderbilt (9/3/00)... Had one save at Tennessee (9/1/00)... Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award winner...

1999: Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-10... Saw first significant playing time of UA career... Played in 12 games with nine starts... Collected 52 saves, two shutouts and a 2.94 goals against average... Her 857 minutes played and 52 saves both rank seventh on the UA single season lists in those categories... Saves total placed her ninth in the Pac-10... Notched 12 saves at Washington (10/31/99)... Second full shutout was a scoreless overtime tie with Colorado College (10/24/99)... Recorded five saves against California (10/17/99)... Had first full-game shutout of her career in 2-0 win over Arkansas-Little Rock (9/23/99)... Tallied career-high 15 saves in 3-1 loss at 11th-ranked Brigham Young (9/13/99)... Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award winner...

1998: Selected as a co-Most Inspirational Player for the UA... Backup keeper who came off the bench in two contests... Played a total of 55 minutes, tallying six saves and a goals against average of 6.55... Gave up four goals on the year... Played the entire second half of an 8-1 loss at ninth-ranked Stanford (10/11/98)... Had all six of her season’s saves in that match... Also saw 10 minutes of action in 4-2 win over Northern Arizona (9/28/98)... Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award winner...

Prep: Three-time first team All-Desert Valley Region choice at Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix... Three-year team captain... Chosen team MVP as a senior after being selected as Defensive MVP as a junior... All-Arizona honoree in 1998... Helped Matadors to fourth-place finish in the region in 1998... Club team, the Cisco Sensation, won four straight State Cups before finishing second in 1998... Also a three-year letterwinner in golf... Member of National Honor Society and treasurer of student body... Four-year member of state ODP team... Was a place kicker for the football team her freshman year... First female football player in school history...

Personal: Born Shannon Talor Monti on Feb. 20, 1980, in Phoenix, Ariz.... Daughter of Gil and Marti Monti... Has a younger brother, Derek, and younger sister, Lindsey... Majoring in studio art... Lists drawing among her hobbies... Won an Exceptional Merit Award for her art at the Arizona State Fair in 1997.

Shannon Monti’s Stats at Arizona

Year   GP   GS   Min.   Svs.   GA   GAA   ShO
1998    2    0    55     6      4   6.55   0	
1999   12    9   857    52     28   2.94   2
2000   20   20  1459    87     42   2.59   0
Totals 34   29  2371   145     74   2.81   2