St. Joseph High School
November 1st, 2012
6:37 PM EDT, November 1, 2012
Most of what Matt Monserez does ends up in a box score.
He's a threat to run it and a threat to throw it.
But they don't keep stats on the most important thing he does.
"He is an incredible leader," Indians coach Ben Downey said. "He doesn't get on people, he doesn't whine too much, but if people need it, he's right there behind them. And he's firm about it, but not in a way that people feel like he's talking down to them. He's got a very good leadership style. And in addition to that, physically, he's everything you could ask for."
What Monserez was asked to do was take the reins of an offense that has been to back-to-back state title games. So no pressure, right?
"The first couple games I was really nervous," he said. "And now it's just getting easier and easier."
"Early in the year, in two-a-days, when we weren't quite sure what we were going to get from him, he stepped up as a leader," Downey said. "So he was already very, very ahead of the curve, but he also managed to continue his improvement."
"The most important thing for me has just been confidence," Monserez said. "The coaches are always going to put you in a good position to be successful.
"You've just gotta execute, have confidence in what they're telling you to do."
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