Softball raps out 13 hits in victory, heads to Michigan for final series.
2012: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 51 games, starting 46 in left field and one as the designated player ... batted .271 with 35 hits in 129 at-bats, including four doubles ... drove in 19 RBI, including five game-winners ... scored 11 runs, including one game-tying effort and the game winner against Indiana ... registered a .286 average, including eight RBI, seven runs and two doubles during Big Ten play ... tallied multiple hits in seven games, including two three-hit efforts, and put together four-game hit streaks three times during the season ... drew 10 walks and was hit by two pitches ... laid down three sacrifice bunts and registered two sacrifice flies ... stole three bases ... made good on all but one defensive opportunity for a .974 fielding percentage.
2011: Missed the majority of the season recovering from knee surgery ... saw one at-bat vs. Georgia State.
2010: Saw action in 41 games, starting 40 in left field, before suffering a season-ending knee injury ... posted a .262 average with a team-leading 27 RBI, four triples and three home runs, despite missing the final 13 games of the season ... ranked 44th nationally in triples and third in the Big Ten with four ... first collegiate hit was a single up the middle vs. San Diego State in the season opener ... scored 14 runs, including two game winners ... accounted for the game winning RBI four times ... put together a five-game hit streak from Feb. 26 to March 12 ... drew nine walks and laid down three sacrifices.
High School: Named first team all-state, Daily News Player of the Year, and Daily Journal Player of the Year as a senior ... garnered first-team all-WCAL honors as a senior ... received first team All-WCAL honors all four years ... garnered All-San Mateo County accolades her freshman and sophomore seasons ... led team to Central Coast Section title as a sophomore en route to first team All-San Francisco Bay Area Metro honors, and again as a senior under coach George Silvey ... team also won the West Coast Athletic League championship her junior season ... summer ball team, San Jose Sting, has finished in the top 10 at nationals four times, including a seventh-place finish in 2007 ... earned Notre Dame Scholar Athlete award each year 2006-2008 ... named to the Principal's List for academics every semester.
Personal Information: Full name is Maia Elizabeth Monchek ... born August 29, 1991 ... parents are Pete and Karin Monchek ... father played basketball at San Francisco State University ... has one brother, Mason ... plans on majoring in management and pre-physical therapy.