UND Roster

2017-18 Women's Soccer Roster

#25 Monica Flores

Defender


Height 5'3''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Livingston, N.J.
High School Livingston

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2015 U-20 CONCACAF Championship, third place (Mexico)
  • 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup competitor (Mexico)
  • Called up to the full Mexico Women’s National Team (January 2016; February and June 2017)
  • 2016 NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region Second Team
  • 2016 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2017 Team Captain

AS A SENIOR:

  • Appeared in 19 games and recorded seven points on one goal and five assists

AS A JUNIOR:

  • Started 14 games for the Irish, missing the final month of the season to compete with Mexico at the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup
  • Recorded a season-high three shots in a 2-1 win over Louisville
  • Played 1,255 minutes during the 2016 season
  • Assisted on Taylor Klawunder’s game-tying goal on a corner kick in a 1-1 draw against Syracuse
  • Provided the secondary assist on Kaleigh Olmsted’s game-winning goal in the 1-0 victory over Clemson
  • Second on the team with four assists
  • Earned a monogram

AS A SOPHOMORE:

  • Made first career start in season opener against Valparaiso (8/21/15)
  • Appeared in all 20 games, making 16 starts at the outside defensive back position
  • Played key role for an Irish back line that allowed just 11 goals (0.55/game) and 5.4 shots per contest
  • Logged 406 minutes as a defender for the Mexico U-20 Women’s National Team during the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship, helping the team to third place and a bid to the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup
  • Was called up to the full Mexico Women’s National Team in mid-January
  • Earned first international cap in friendly against South Korea at the Four Nations Tournament (1/23/16)
  • Earned a monogram

AS A FRESHMAN:

  • Made appearances in two games against Miami and against No. 2 Florida State in the ACC Championship semifinal
  • Had one assist against Miami
  • Earned a monogram

NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • First became involved with U.S. Soccer by participating in Under-14 Girls National Team Camp in 2011
  • Also was invited to the U-15 Girls National Team Camp in 2011
  • Was a member of the 2013 U-18 Women’s National Team player pool with twin sister Sabrina and fellow Notre Dame freshmen Paige Crowley, Megan McCashland, Ginny McGowan and Lexi Nicholas

ODP/CLUB TEAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Competed with the PDA Slammers in 2013, and was a part of the U-17 ECNL National Championship team
  • Took part in the 2012 July ECNL/id2 National Camp
  • Spent the previous three seasons with the SDFC Lynx, winning one Region 1 Premier League Championship (2012), a pair of New Jersey State Cup Championships (2010 and 2012) and the 2010 US Club Region A championship title
  • Played in the November 2011 and February 2012 ODP Spain Interregional events
  • Saw time with the ODP State Team from 2009-11
  • Three-time all-conference selection (2010-12)
  • All-SEC/American Division first team (2011 & 2012)
  • NJGSCA All-State Top 20 North I Region (2012)
  • NJGSCA All-State North I Region (2010 & 2011)
  • All-SEC American Division second team (2010)
  • Group IV Section I finalist (2012)
  • Section I finalist (2011)
  • Group IV finalist and conference champion (2010)
  • Ranked No. 58 in the 2014 Top Drawer Soccer Girls IMG Academy 150 player ratings (four-star ranking; No. 4 in New Jersey Region; No. 12 among all defenders nationally)

PREP & PERSONAL:

  • Graduated from Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J.
  • Daughter of Adriana Grigoriu and David Flores
  • Has twin sister, Sabrina, as well as two older siblings (Alex and Claudia)
  • Along with her twin sister, gives Notre Dame nine New Jersey residents who have played for Fighting Irish in program history
  • One of two sets of twins (along with Kaitlin and Taylor Klawunder) in their class (the first twins ever to play for the Fighting Irish)
  • Part of first set of sisters to appear on Notre Dame women’s soccer roster in same season since 2001 (Kelly and Kate Tulisiak, who were the only sisters in program history to play for the Fighting Irish before the 2014 pair of twins)
  • Enrolled in the College of Science

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