Monique Palacios
Monique  Palacios

Fresno, Calif.

High School:

Last College:
Long Beach City

Long Beach City College: Member of the 2001 state championship squad at Long Beach City College as a freshman and a 2002 state championship runner-up last spring ... two-time first team all-South Coast Conference pick and all-state honoree ... garnered all-Southern California accolades as a sophomore after batting .355 (60-169) with 39 runs, three doubles, three triples, home run, 15 walks, 16 sacrifices, 30 RBI and 72 total bases for a .426 slugging percentage ... awarded the Golden Glove Award at the 2002 State championship tournament ... as a freshman, hit .394 (50-127) and led the Vikings with five home runs while second in RBI (32) and runs scored (38) ... wrapped up her junior college career as LBCC's all-time career hit leader (110) while sharing the top spot in home runs (6) ... also ranks fourth all-time in career runs (77) and RBI (62) ... helped LBCC to a two-year mark of 89-9-1.

Mayfair HS:Four-year varsity starter at shortstop and second base at Mayfair High School ... four-time all-Moore League selection ... selected to the Lakewood Athletics Hall of Fame.

Personal: Born December 26, 1981 ... parent is Celia Dysard ... has an older brother, Victor ... husband is Patrick Newton and they have a son, Gabriel ... native of Lakewood, Calif. ... hobbies include hanging out with friends ... biggest athletic thrill to date was winning a state championship at LBCC ... also recruited by Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

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