Saturday, December 31, 2011

December athlete of the month: Monika Eggens

Monika Eggens

Birth date: December 25th 1990
Position: Utility 
Height: 6’2 Handedness: Right
Hometown: Pitt Meadows B.C. 
Education: University of Hawaii, 2nd year
Years on the National Team: 2

Check her out on YouTube

Monika started with competitive swimming and then made the switch to Water polo after her mom introduced both her sister and her to it. That was at age six and she has been playing ever since.
Monika represented Canada for the first time at the 2007 Junior World Championships and made her senior debut alongside her sister at the 2009 World League Super Final. Also in the summer of 2009, Monika competed at the FISU Games, a first for women's water polo.
Monika has just completed her second year of NCAA Water Polo playing for the Universtiy of Hawaii.  She dreams to one day play for Canada at the Olympics.
Her hobbies include all sports as she enjoys being active. For her education she has completed her second year at the University of Hawaii, and is hoping to graduate with a degree in Kinesiology and or Education.

Career Highlights:
2004 – Cadet National Championship – 1st
2005 – Cadet National Championship – 1st
2007 – Youth National Championship – 1st
2008 – Youth National Championship – 1st
Youth National team 2006/2007
Junior Worlds 2007 – 10th
Senior development team 2008
FINA World League Super Final 2009 – 2nd
FISU Games 2009
World Championships 2011 - 8th
Pan-American Games 2011 - 2nd

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