2002 - Recorded a multi-hit effort in the season opener against Louisiana-Monroe with a double, two RBIs and a run scored. Had eight additional multi-hit games on the season. Also had multi-RBI efforts against Florida on Mar. 3 and Eastern Kentucky on May 17 at NCAA Regionals. Went 2-for-2 with two RBIs, two runs scored, a walk and three stolen bases against EKU. Had an RBI in UCLAÕs WomenÕs College World Series win against Oklahoma. Also had a base hit against Arizona State at the WCWS. Did not have a defensive error during April or May through 19 games played and 40 chances. Missed just seven games after suffering an open dislocation of the middle finger on her left (glove) hand on Apr. 19, returning to the lineup on May 4 at Oregon State. Started 41 games at second base prior to the injury. Afterwards, played in either right field or centerfield. Finished the season with 27 career stolen bases, ranking seventh in UCLA history.
2001 - Split time at second base with Crissy Buck. Played two games as the DEFO at second base during the NCAA Regional. Played second base in all four games at the WCWS, scoring a run against LSU. Notched the game-winning RBI in UCLAÕs March 31 game at Cal with a double in the ninth inning. Had three multi-hit games: at Cal State Northridge on Apr. 4 (G2, 2-for-3, 1R, 3 RBI, 1-2B), April 14 vs. Washington (2-for-3, 1 SB, 2 PO, 3A, 0E), and April 25 (G1) at UC Riverside (3-for-3, 3 RBI).
2000 - Played in 50 of UCLAÕs 59 games, including all four games of the WomenÕs College World Series, primarily in right field. Missed game action after suffering a cut on the index finger of her right hand at the Campbell/Cartier Classic. Returned to the lineup at the Torero Invitational Classic. Saw action primarily in the outfield, but also as a pinch runner.
High School - Santiago HS Athlete of the Year, two-sport team MVP as a senior. Lettered three years each in softball and soccer. CIF Division IV softball champions in 1998. Her freshman year, all sports played JV schedules as it was the first year of the schoolÕs existence. Fielding percentage improved each year of her high school career. Set school record with 21 stolen bases in her senior year. Career .400 batting average also a school record. Played club softball with the Orange County Batbusters, earning third-team All-America notice and a national runner-up finish in 1998. Batbusters were fourth nationally in 1999.
Personal - Full name is Monique Ann Mejia. Born November 29, 1981 in Whittier, CA. Parents are Ray and Patsy. Has two older brothers, Ray Jr. and Steven. Enjoys snowboarding, reading and sports. Majoring in english.
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