Monique Blanchard
Monique Blanchard

Player Profile

Riverside, CA

High School:
Riverside Poly


Center Defender


2005 --Played in 28 games for the Bruins...Scored two goals in four different games, including two in her second collegiate game on 1/29 against Colorado State...Finished the season with 17 goals, nine assists, and 32 steals.

High School --Four-time letter-winner in water polo under coaches Mark Dubisson and Mark Colwell...Also lettered four years in swimming under coach Gwen Ritzau...2003 and 2004 CIF Division V co-MVP and Ivy League Player of the year...All-CIF honors for four years...Named to LA Times first team in 2003 and 2004 and Press Enterprise Player of the Year...Competed with Golden West club team, which were co-champions of the Junior Olympics in 2004...Also named 2004 co-MVP of the Junior Olympics.

Personal -- Full name is Monique Jacqueline Asai Blanchard...Prefers to be called Mo...Born July 30, 1986 in Santa Monica, CA...Daughter of Don and Keiko Blanchard...Has one brother, David, and one sister, Jennifer...Decided to attend UCLA because of its location and good combination of education and sports...Enjoys water polo for its "team spirit and considers it fun yet challenging at the same time"...Hobbies include painting, shopping, and music...Undeclared major.

Career Statistics
Year Goals Attempts Percentage
2005 17 34 50
Totals 17 34 50