Monica Albano
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Monica Albano

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Park Ridge, Ill.

High School:
Trinity

Height:
5-8

Position:
G

11/08/2013

Loyola Kicks Off Season At No. 5 Louisville

Ramblers battle defending national runner-up to open 2013-14 season

06/25/2013

Eighty-Five Ramblers Named To 2012-13 Academic Honor Roll

Eighteen members of women's soccer team recognized

03/17/2013

Loyola Drops Horizon League Finale To No. 20 Green Bay, 54-38

Ramblers finish season with most wins since 1988-89 season

03/15/2013

Loyola Stifles Youngstown State, Advances To Horizon League Championship

Ramblers to face winner of Green Bay, Detroit for title

03/15/2013

Ramblers Battle Youngstown State In Horizon League Semis

Loyola looking for first-ever berth in championship game

03/09/2013

Loyola at UIC - March 9, 2013

Photos from Loyola @ UIC

11/27/2012

Loyola Women's Basketball vs. Northwestern

Photos from Loyola's women's basketball game at Northwestern

10/14/2012

Monica Albano

Photos of Monica Albano

CAREER RANKS
Scoring -
4th (1,350 pts)
3-Point Field Goals Made - 2nd (252)

SENIOR (2012-13)
Played in 30 games, making 28 starts, in the backcourt ... Finished third on the team and 13th in the Horizon League in scoring (12.3 ppg) ... Also finished second in the League in three-pointers made (80, 2.7 3FGM per game) and sixth in steals (61, 2.0 spg) ... Reached double figures in 19 of 30 appearances including two separate streaks of six straight games ... Scored 20 or more points in six games, including one 30+-point game ... Led team with 80 three-point field goals, good for fifth on Loyola's single-season list ... Drilled at least one three-pointer in 24 games and made at least three from downtown in 16 contests ... Averaged 18.4 points per game over last five non-conference contests ... Posted 2.44 assist/turnover ratio over the last nine games, with Loyola going 7-2 in that span ... Knocked down career-high seven treys en route to season-high 31 points in road win at Milwaukee ... Followed that up by making six treys and scoring 23 points at home against Green Bay ... Went 7-of-11 from three-point range and finished with 23 points and a career-high nine steals at Eastern Michigan ... Scored 13 points and added six steals in regular-season finale at UIC ... Poured in 19 points (5-11 3FGs) at Marquette ... Posted 14 points and handed out five assists without a turnover in home win over Valparaiso

JUNIOR (2011-12)
Played in 27 games, making 20 starts, as key member of Loyola backcourt ... Was Preseason All-Horizon League Second Team selection ... Finished third on the team in scoring with 11.2 points per game ... Led team with 58 three-pointers (fourth in Horizon League) while shooting a sizzling 40.6% from the arc, a mark that ranked second in the Horizon League ... Played her best basketball at the beginning and end of the season when completely healthy ... Scored 20 or more points in three games, including season-high 25 points against Milwaukee in final home game of the season ... Tied career high with six three-pointers against UWM, finishing 9 of 13 from the floor and 6 of 8 from three-point range ... Averaged 15.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.0 steals per game in first four games before injuring ankle ... Also closed season with a flourish, averaging 18.3 ppg while shooting 55% from the field over the last four games ... Posted 23 points and seven rebounds in road win at Southern Illinois, going 7-of-9 from the floor and hitting all seven of her free throw attempts ... Racked up 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists in win over Northern Illinois ... Recorded 18 points and a career-best five steals against Detroit ... Drilled five treys en route to 19 points against Northwestern ... Wrapped up season with 18 points at Wright State in Horizon League quarterfinals.

SOPHOMORE (2010-11)
Started all 31 games in the backcourt ... Put together one of the most prolific offensive seasons in Loyola history ... Finished fifth in the Horizon League in scoring with 16.7 points per game ... Also finished second in the League in three-point field goals made (83, 2.7 3FGM/game) and three-point percentage (38.1%) ... Scored in double figures in 25 of Loyola's 31 games, including 11 games with 20 or more points and two with at least 30 points ... Poured in at least 20 points in four straight games in December to become the first Loyola player since Sherry Metz in Nov., 1991 to reach the 20-point mark in four consecutive contests ... Her 11 games of 20+ points are the most by a Rambler in a single season since Marquise Hanser did it 11 times during the 2006-07 season ... Became first Loyola player to score 30 or more twice in one season since Sheryl Porter accomplished it during the 1989-90 campaign ... Knocked down at least one three-pointer in 30 of 31 appearances, failing to connect only against Colorado (0-4 3FGs) ... Buried at least three treys in 16 games ... Scored career-best 34 points (12-21 FGs, 5-12 3FGs) in regular season finale at Youngstown State ... That 34-point performance ties her for fifth on Loyola's single-game scoring list ... Pumped in 30 points on 11-of-18 shooting (6-7 3FGs) and added six rebounds and three steals at Niagara ... Finished with 28 points, three steals and zero turnovers in 38 minutes at Butler ... Handed out career-best eight assists to go with 19 points in overtime road win at Detroit ... Knocked down four three-pointers in the second half in road win at UIC ... Hung 20 points in just 25 minutes at home against Milwaukee ... Racked up 21 points and added four rebounds against DePaul ... Posted 13 points, five rebounds and five steals against No. 18/16 Green Bay.

FRESHMAN (2009-10)
Played in all 30 games, starting eight, as a key member of the Loyola backcourt ... Versatile guard who can score in a variety of ways ... Started first eight games of the season in place of the injured Maggie McCloskey ... Scored at least eight points in seven of her eight starts, averaging 8.4 ppg and 3.0 rpg in over 21 minutes per game while in the starting five ... Reached double figures in scoring in six games, with Loyola going 5-1 in those games ... Buried at least two three-pointers in 10 games ... Finished with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in win at Youngstown State ... Poured in 13 points and added seven rebounds against St. Xavier in first collegiate game ... Posted 12 points, seven boards and three steals in overtime win at Wright State ... Totaled 11 points and six rebounds at Valpo.

HIGH SCHOOL
Finished her career as Trinity's all-time leader in scoring, three-point field goals, assists, steals and games played ... Averaged 20 points per game her season year and finished tenure with 2,016 career points ... First Team Class 3A/4A All-State pick by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association ... Named First Team Class 3A All-State by the Associated Press and Chicago Sun-Times ... First Team All-Area choice by Doings/Pioneer Press West ... Selected Special Mention All-State by the Chicago Tribune ... Listed as one of the top 150 seniors nationwide by GregSwaim.com ...Led Trinity to 28-4 record as a senior, the best mark in school history, that included a school-record 16-game winning streak ... Helped team to a pair of GCAC titles ... Part of team that advanced to the Elite Eight her freshman season ... McDonald's All-American nominee ... Four-time all-conference and academic all-conference nominee ... Second Team All-State selection by Illinois Basketball Services as a junior ... Also named Class 3A Second Team All-State by the Associated Press and earned Special Mention All-State honors from the Chicago Tribune after her junior campaign ... Named team's most valuable player her junior and senior seasons ... Named rookie of the year as a freshman and took home the Blazer Award as a sophomore ... Two-time team captain ... Received Trinity's Outstanding Senior Athlete Award ... Also excelled in softball and golf ... Played at Trinity High School under head coach Ed Stritzel and AAU for Full Package Lady Lightning under Ralph Gesualdo, Mike Seberger and Jason Nichols.

Albano's Career Statistics

Year
G-GS
Min-MPG
FG-FGA
FG%
3FG-3FGA
3FG%
FT-FTA
FT%
Reb
Ast
TO
Blk
St
Pts
PPG
RPG
APG
2010
30-8
500-16.7
58-153
37.9
31-103
30.1
14-23
60.9
65
40
33
5
25
161
5.4
2.2
1.3
2011
31-31
1,048-33.8
180-428
42.1
83-218
38.1
74-102
72.5
108
73
59
10
36
517
16.7
3.5
2.4
2012
27-20
758-28.1
100-248
40.3
58-143
40.6
44-65
67.7
80
55
48
10
33
302
11.2
3.0
2.0
2013
30-28
1,024-34.1
129-352
36.6
80-237
33.8
32-51
62.7
81
53
43
9
61
370
12.3
2.7
1.8
Totals
118-87
3,429-29.1
467-1,181
3.5
252-701
35.9
164-241
68.0
334
221
183
34
155
1,350
11.4
2.8
1.9