On this week's show Rich DeMarco talks with volleyball head coach Alma Kovaci. Senior Andrew Rodriguez is featured, while fans are also taken to the NCAA Tournament selection show with the women's soccer team.
Highlights and reaction after the women's soccer match between Army and Colgate.
Milestones: One of eight Army players named to the Patriot League academic honor roll in February ... one of three senior captains ... three-year letterwinner.
2010: Shared goaltending duties with senior Alex Lostetter prior to start of Patriot League play ... compiled a 5-1 mark as a starter in six games with all five wins shutouts ... earned Patriot League goalkeeper honors for the week of Sept. 13 following four-save performance in 3-0 blanking of Marist in the opening round of the Black Knight Classic ... Army went on to capture the title ... lone loss of season was a 2-1 overtime regional heartbreaker to Brown ... goal with less than a minute remaining snapped opponents' scoreless streak at 359 minutes ... did not allow goal in next two games - 2-0 win over NJIT and 1-0 regional victory over Penn ... season-high five saves recorded against Brown.
2009: Appeared in six matches as a goalkeeper to include starts in four of the final five games of season ... in goal in 1-0 overtime blanking of Patriot League rival Lafayette for first conference win of the season ... earned first start of the season two days prior in 1-0 non-league heartbreaker at Manhattan ... three of four starts were in conference matches that also included Bucknell and Colgate ... played 65 minutes in 0-0 overtime draw against league rival Lehigh in conference debut ... recorded a season-high four saves ... went on to post a 1-1-1 conference mark to include shutout decision along with sharing another ... recorded 1-2-1 overall mark to include solo shutout while having a hand in two others en route to compiling a 0.67 goals-against average in 405 minutes in goal ... season's first appearance came against Stetson in the opening round of the Embassy Suites Kick-Off Classic hosted by Florida Gulf Coast over Labor Day Weekend ... called upon to make two saves over final 20 minutes in 2-0 blanking ... also drew starting assignment as a forward against league rival Holy Cross on Senior Day in season finale.
2008: Posted pair of wins appearing in four of first five games of season ... drew reserve duty in 3-1 season opening win over NJIT ... recorded first collegiate win playing final 32 minutes in 2-1 come-from-behind OT win over Sacred Heart in opening round of Army's BAE Systems Classic ... made three of Army's five saves with two coming in the final minutes of regulation, while rejecting another attempt in final 22 seconds of the first OT ... two games later drew starting nod against Missouri State at Toys for Tots Classic ... registered pair of key saves with four overall in going the distance in making a 1-0 lead stand for Army's first shutout of the season ... at that point had not allowed a goal in 146 minutes, drawing duty in three of four games ... season-high six saves recorded in loss to host Air Force ... showed a 0.50 goals-average average allowing one-goal in 180 minutes in net with .929 save percentage.
High School: Lettered four years as a goalkeeper at Palm Harbor University, a three-year participant at the state tournament ... team captured FHSAA Class 5A title in 2005-06 while finishing runner-up twice (2004-05 and 2006-07) ... served as captain senior year ... led the team to the district title along with being a regional finalist ... played club ball with the IMG Soccer Academy, formerly the Countryside Lightning 89 ... team ranked No. 1 in the nation senior year and represented Florida at the Southern Regionals ... state ODP 89 member ... played club ball since 2002 ... helped win four Florida state titles (2002-06) for various age groups ... U-16 USYS team reached the semifinals of the southern regional in 2005-06 ... regional and state finalist following year and Region 3 Premier League champions.
Personal: Given name is Monica Kayla Kursten Lee ... parents' names are Richard and Melanie Lee ... both grandfathers served in the U.S. Air Force and are retired ... paternal step-grandfather, Donald Jackson, was a lieutenant colonel ... paternal grandfather, Bob Lee, was a senior master sergeant ... majoring is Kinesiology.
COACH'S COMMENTS: "As a team captain and the No. 1 GK going into preseason, we expect Monica to step up as a leader within the team. She is an excellent goalkeeper who has the size, athleticism and technical ability to have a great year. The players on the team look up to Monica and feel confident with her in the goal. We are excited to be another tough team to score against."