Coach Barnes Arico on McLean: "We are expecting big things out of Monique this year. She was our leading scorer and a top rebounder for us last season, and we are counting on her to step into that leading role again this year."
As A Junior In 2007-08: Played in all 33 games, starting in 32 ... led the team in scoring, averaging 14.7 points per game ... finished second on the team with a 5.4 rebounding average ... 55 3-pointers and 23 blocks second most on squad ... 3-pointers made rank fourth most in a single season at STJ ... 160 3-point attempts second most in a season at STJ ... ranked eighth with 107 free throws made and second with an 84.9 free throw percentage in Red Storm single-season record books ... scored her 1,000th career point in a Red Storm uniform, becoming the 16th player in history to achieve the feat ... 1,105 career points at season's end ranks 12th all-time at St. John's ... ended junior campaign ranked the following in the STJ career record books: seventh in free throws made (245), third in free throw percentage (81.7), second in 3-point field goals made (130) ... holds the record with 415 3-pointers attempted all-time at STJ ... led the team in scoring in 19 games ... posted 26 double-digit scoring contests and nine 20-plus scoring contests, all team bests ... named to All-Met (MBWA) second team ... garnered MBWA Player of the Week Honors on Feb. 18 ... named to MBWA and BIG EAST honor roll a total of six times on the year ... earned TD Banknorth All-Tournament Team accolades ... ranked the following in the BIG EAST: 13th in scoring, second in free throw percentage, 20th in minutes played ... opened the season strong with a 21-point, eight-rebound effort against Army (Nov. 13) ... posted first double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds against NC State (Nov. 17) ... hit 13-of-14 attempts from charity stripe against Wolfpack, tying for fourth in the single game record books in free throws made ... free throws made new career high and rebounds tie career best ... connected on 66.7 shots from the field against Monmouth (Nov. 28), scoring 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting ... scored 20 points in back-to-back games, netting 21 against Boston University (Dec. 1) and 22 against UMass (Dec. 4) ... posted second double-double of the season with 17-point, 11-rebound outing against Hartford (Dec. 7) ... was 3-of-4 from long distance against Hawks ... one of four players to score in double figures against UAB (Dec. 18) with a 13-point performance ... added seven boards against Blazers ... matched career high in blocks with three swats against Baylor (Dec. 22) and posted five steals ... scored 15 points against Morgan State (Dec. 30) ... tallied her sixth-straight double-figure scoring game with 11 against DePaul (Jan. 15) ... just shy of a double-double with 20 points and nine boards against Seton Hall (Jan. 29), including a perfect 6-for-6 effort from the line ... posted game-high 24 points on 6-of-10 shooting and a perfect 8-of-8 performance from the line against Marquette (Feb. 2) ... tallied 23 points (8-of-14) against Georgetown (Feb. 6), notching third-straight 20-point effort ... chipped in 14 points against Villanova (Feb. 9), including a perfect 5-for-5 performance from the line ... led all players with 23 points, going 8-of-13 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line against Providence (Feb. 16) ... became the 16th player in Red Storm history to tally 1,000 career points with the first basket of the game against Seton Hall (Feb. 26) ... finished with 16 points against the Pirates ... only STJ player to score in double figures against Louisville (March 8) in the BIG EAST Tournament with 16 points ... added four rebounds and two steals ... tallied a team-high 20 points against Iona (March 24) in the WNIT, and chipped in two blocks and seven rebounds ... recorded her third double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 rebounds against Boston College (March 27) ... finished second with 15 points against NC State (March 30) in WNIT Quarterfinals ... was 4-of-5 from the field and 3-of-4 from downtown ... also registered six rebounds and four steals.
As A Sophomore In 2006-07: Named an honorable mention All-BIG EAST selection
after leading the team and ranking 12th in the league with 15.7 points per game ... was the Red Storm's third-leading rebounder (6.3 per game) and also contributed 1.9 steals per game ... led St. John's in free-throw percentage at 82.8 percent ... scored in double digits in 24 of 26 games that she played in ... shot 8-for-17 from the field and netted 26 points in the Red Storm's victory over Monmouth (Dec. 2) ... followed that up with an 18-point, 10-rebound effort against Hartford (Dec. 4) for her first-career double-double ... made it three-straight double-doubles with 23 points and 10 rebounds against Syracuse (Dec. 7) and 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds against Nicholls State (Dec. 10) ... missed a triple-double against the Orange by one assist, handing out a career-high nine ... drained 10 shots from the field and poured in a career- and season-high 32 points at Stony Brook (Dec. 30) ... also had a career-high six steals against the Seawolves ... scored 15 points against Rutgers (Jan. 2) ... played well in first-career game at the Joyce Center at Notre Dame (Jan. 16), netting 19 points and grabbing four rebounds ... had back-to-back 17 point outings against Connecticut (Jan. 21) and Villanova (Jan. 27) ... posted fourth 20-point performance vs. DePaul and hauled in eight rebounds ... fourth double-double of the year came against Providence (Feb. 10) with 15 points and 10 rebounds ... scored 17 points against Cincinnati (Feb. 17) and Louisville (Feb. 20).
As A Freshman In 2005-06: Played well in a "sixth man" role, starting two games and playing in all 30 ... was sixth on the team with 7.0 points per game ... also contributed 2.5 rebounds per game ... opened her collegiate career with 10 points and six rebounds against Boston University (Nov. 18) ... had 11 points and a block at Monmouth (Nov. 23) ... played a big game against ACC foe Wake Forest (Dec. 2) at the Roger and Mildred White Invitational on the campus of Northwestern ... netted 15 points and had four rebounds against the Demon Deacons ... followed up with a 12-point performance against the host Wildcats ... had three-straight double-digit scoring games against Duke (11 points), Montana State (11 points) and Notre Dame (13 points) from Dec. 28-Jan. 4 ... played 22 key minutes to help lead St. John's to its first-ever win over the Irish ... hit three 3-pointers and was 6-for-8 against Pittsburgh (Jan. 11) ... got first career start at Madison Square Garden against Villanova (Jan. 21) ... scored nine points and dished out four assists in 32 minutes ... played in both NCAA Tournament games for St. John's ... had five points and two rebounds against California (March 19) ... recorded three points and had a steal and an assist vs. Maryland (March 21).
Before St. John's: A four-year letterwinner at Bruton High School ... Virginia's Player of the Year in 2005 in addition to being named the region and district Player of the Year three times ... a three-time first team all-state selection ... named the Panthers' Most Valuable Player three times ... averaged 27.6 points and 8.0 rebounds as a senior to lead Bruton to the Regional Championship in 2004-05 ... team finished ranked No. 2 in the state ... invited to the Nike All-American Camp, where she was rated in the top of her class ... played AAU basketball for Boo Williams ... an Honor Roll and Honor Society Student.
Personal: Monique A. McLean ... daughter of James and Marsha McLean ... father, James, played basketball for Campbell University ... has two siblings, James (27) and Hughes (26) ... majoring in psychology.
Up Close With Monique McLean
Favorite place on campus: Taffner Field House.
Favorite place in New York City: Madison Square Garden.
Favorite restaurant: Olive Garden.
Favorite team trip: Penn State for the NCAA Tournament in 2006.