This kid, Lashonda Monk, from Southwest Guilford High School, has become quite the women’s college basketball player…..She was tearing the court up back in her days at “The Ranch, over at SWG, and now she has become the Top Female Athlete at East Carolina University….
Here is the word out today on Twitter:
Your @ECUAthletics Female Athlete of the Year: Lashonda Monk! #Goldspys2019…..
More Monk news from back on March 8 and the crazy word is Monk is just a sophomore, will be a junior next season….
UNCASVILLE, CONN. – Sophomore guard Lashonda Monk of the ECU women’s basketball team has been named to the American Athletic All-Conference Third Team, according to an announcement by the league office on Friday morning.
“What an honor for Monk!” said acting head coach Nicole Mealing. “Nothing works unless you do, Monk definitely put in the time and deserves to be recognized as one of the elite players in the AAC. She’s had an outstanding season and is really the heart of this team.”
Monk leads the Pirates in scoring (13.1), assists (3.4 apg) and steals (4.1 spg). Her 114 steals are an AAC record, the second highest single-season total in ECU history and places her fifth in the nation. She has scored in double figures in 20 of her 28 games this season and set a new career-high with 27 points against UCF. She is in the top-11 in the league in both scoring and assists while she leads the league in steals per game. During conference games, her averages have been even better, improving to 13.8 ppg, 3.5 apg and 4.3 spg.
12 times this season Monk has led the team in scoring while she has led the team in assists on 13 different occasions. Monk recorded the second double-double of her career when she scored 11 points and had 10 rebounds at Tulane. She also has 13 games of five steals or more and four games with at least eight steals.
The Greensboro, N.C., native earns the second postseason honor of her career as she was chosen for the AAC All-Freshman team following the 2017-18 season. She is just the third ECU player to be named to an All-American Athletic Conference team, following Jada Payne and I’Tiana Taylor who both earned honors in 2015 and 2016.
*****Lashonda’s brother Lashearn Monk(WR/RB/DB), was quite the athlete himself, back in his high school football days, at High Point Central High School……*****
++++++++++And we can say, we knew them back when/then…..++++++++++
^^^^^^^^^^Here is something we had on Lashonda Monk, back on March 18, of this year…^^^^^^^^^^
A Great Season for Lashonda Monk(Southwest Guilford HS/East Carolina University) Women’s Basketball
Posted by Press Release on March 19, 2019 at 11:08 pm under College, High School | Read the First Comment | Edit
Monk(SWG) makes headlines at East Carolina University
2017 Southwest Guilford grad Lashonda Monk, had another breakout season. While earning 3rd team All-AAC, she averaged 13.2 ppg; 3.7 rbds; 3.8 stls; 3.3 assts. She appeared in 29 games while starting 28. All the way getting it done for the East Carolina Pirates….
++++++++++Here is a battle with the Northwest Guilford girls vs. SWG back on January 21, 2016, that NWG won 74-62….
Monk had 24 points that night to lead the SWG Cowgirls…
For NWG girls in their win over SWG Cowgirls Hailey Barber led the Lady Vikings with 33 points…Toni Tucker had 12, Savannah Neas 9, Cayla King with 7, Bria Gibbs, with 6, Morgan Pointer with 5 and Elizabeth Kitley had 2 points….We had Barber with 15 made free throws….NWG now at (44-1) over the past two seasons…
For SWG it was Lashonda Monk with 24 points, Lauren Carter and Faith Price had 12 each, 8 points for Jasmine Wilson, 4 for Tea Medley and 3 points for Camryn Briley….I believe this was the first game back for Monk since she got hurt over at Page in what must have been a dislocated shoulder and Monk was very sharp tonight…..There were several Barber vs. Monk battles that were priceless and no dis on Faith on that, just great one-on-one matchup basketball…SWG gave NWG a battle and that is what Northwest needs to be in line to win a State Title…The Vikings must be tested and they have a big test coming to the Roger Nelson Gym, when East Davidson arrives next Wednesday night…++++++++++