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Monica Eckford

Specialist - Hitting Coach

Monica is originally from Mentor, Ohio. She is currently an Engineer Officer at Fort Hood and

recently moved to the Temple area!

She was a recruited athlete for the middle blocker position for the Women’s Division 1 Volleyball Team at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she also served two-years as team captain. Monica was also the Brigade Student Athletic Advisor for all Division 1 Athletics at the Academy.

Monica has a very holistic method of coaching where I not only focus on skill but also mental

toughness, character development, and leadership skills that are vital for a well-rounded athlete.She believes lessons learned and character built, as a result of athletic activity, are vehicles to success anywhere you go (sports related or not)!

Accolades and Accomplishments:

  • 2019 First Team All-Patriot League

  • 2020 Second Team All-Patriot League

  • Volunteer Assistant Coach – Army Volleyball (2021-2022)

2020: Named to the All-Patriot League Second Team ... Totaled 76 kills on the year (third on the team) ... Eckford’s .216 hitting percentage was best on the team amongst qualifiers and good for ninth in the Patriot League ...Played in all four sets in the NCAA Tournament opposite Notre Dame (Apr.14), posting six kills in the match.

2019: Led the Black Knights in hitting percentage for the second consecutive year, hitting .282 across Army's 31 matches...placed second on the team with 108 total blocks and 1.01 blocks per set...recorded 248 kills and 2.32 kills per set..her 311.5 points ranked fifth on the squad.

2018: Army's leader in hitting percentage during her sophomore season ... hit .281 through all of Army's 29 matches ... ranked seventh in the Patriot League ... posted 2.35 points per set and 1.86 kills per set ... posted 221 total kills this season ... second on the team in blocks (0.88 per set) ... registered 105 total blocks ... posted a career-high 17 kills in Army's win at Bucknell ... hit .737 opposite Lafayette and added 11 blocks versus Loyola for career-highs... boasted six double-digit kill matches.

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