Our next interview
PrepCa: What were your stats from last season?
I passed for 1,661 yards, rushed for 571 yards, for a total 2,232
yards. I also passed for 12, and rushed for 5 touchdowns, and
averaged 6.74 yards per carry.
PepCa: What is your official height, weight and 40 speed?
I am 6'1" / 190 and run a 4.8 / 40. I am working on
getting faster for this season.
PrepCa: What is your greatest football memory?
Mondol: Well, unfortunately, my greatest football memory is not a good one. December 10th was my birthday. It was also the day we played in the CIF Championship game against St. Bonaventure in 04. We lost badly. Every thing that could go wrong went wrong for us. And, everything that could go right went right for them. We all played our hardest, but we made some game turning mistakes.
PrepCa: What are your goals for the upcoming season?
Mondol: Work hard with my team. Win the Channel League Championship, win the CIF Championship, and break all the school passing records.
PrepCa: How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?
I am planning on attending a few camps including the Michigan Camp. Also,
our team will be in several passing tournaments and leagues this summer. I
am currently on the Cougar Basketball team and also in the weight room
three times a week. When basketball is over, I will be working with a speed
and conditioning coach from Maverick's Gym to help me get ready for the
season. I worked with QB Coach, Bob Johnson from
PrepCa: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
want to work with my receivers this spring and summer so we can open up more of
a passing game. I improved my throwing speed quite a bit after working out
with the coaches at the
PrepCa: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
Mondol: Tyler Clark is most likely going to be our main HB. He is lightning fast out of the backfield, and is also a great receiver. Our TE, Erik Soule did a great job for us last year and is getting quite a few looks by colleges now. I am taking AP Physics & AP Calculus this year, and there are quite a few of the other guys on our football team that are in my classes that are honor students. There should be a few guys getting scholarships, like MLB - Scott Garner, FS - Alex Keats, OL - John Griffin, C- Grady Steward, OL-Jesse Howard, WRs Robbie Leith, Ben Horowitz, Q Kindle, Evan Spellman and Nick Palmer. Palmer will be a first year player, but he probably is the most athletic guy in our whole division. He is also getting looked at for basketball by a lot of colleges. There are a bunch of other good guys returning on the team. I would name them all and say, you need watch out for the Cougars next year.
PrepCa: Name one teammate you really respect and why?
guess there isn't just one. It would probably be my returning line (Jessie
Howard, Grady Steward, Jon Griff, and TE Erik Soule because they
are protecting me. We all know each other very well and got each others backs on
and off the field. Our whole team is that way. We all get along real
PrepCa: What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
Mondol: Hopefully play
for a Big-10, or PAC-10 school. I want to play in, and win
the Rose Bowl I like schools with great tradition. I also want
a college that has a good Law or Business school, for after
football. I'm also considering Pre-Med.
PrepCa: Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?
Mondol: I have been getting letters regularly from close to 20 D-1 schools along with a few others. I will be evaluated this spring by a few schools including Michigan & Michigan State, who would be my top two choices right now. My coach is talking to a few other schools about me.
PrepCa: Would you consider staying in state to play in college?
Yes, there are a few Pac-10 teams I am considering, I want to go to a team
that will give me a chance to start by 2008 or sooner. I am willing to
look at all options. I just want to
PrepCa: What would your top 5 college choices be?
Although I will play at any school that gives me a good offer, the top
five would be
PrepCa: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
PrepCa: Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
PrepCa: What other sports do you play?
play Varsity Basketball for the Cougars & AAU
PrepCa: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
Mondol: I think Coach Steward would say "Lee rocks" (ha). I don't know. He and I get along real well. He is also my AP Calculus teacher. I don't really know what he'd say, but it would be good. He knows how hard I work, and he likes the way I play football. He has done a lot to promote me and the other guys on the team. He would say I don't make stupid mistakes. That's what he would say.
PrepCA: Who is your favorite athlete and why?
You know. I still like Joe Montana, but Michael Vick is the man. He
puts it all out there every game, and looks like he has fun on the field. I
like him because, like
PrepCa: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
My Dad told me long time ago, "You're going to feel pain on the way up to the
top." People that are champions in life don't mind the pain, because
they look past it to the glory. Guys that never get to championships, don't
get there because deep down inside they are scared of the pain and
failure, and without knowing it, don't put the effort into getting
there. It is easy to be mediocre, and not go any where, but it is great to
be a champion. God loves those who work hard, and will give them what they
want. Just go for what you want, and you will get it. Not just in
sports, in everything. "My teams over the years have won so many
championships, it can't be any other way."
PrepCa: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
A CIF Championship. We are going to score a lot more points than last
year. Although we were good last year, we will have a lot more speed on
both sides of the ball this year.
It's going to be a good season.
PrepCa: What position do you think you will play in college?
Mondol: I will be a QB in college. I have also played SS, WR, LB, and TE but all my coaches have asked me to play QB more than anything else. I think it will be the same in college.
PrepCa: What can a college program expect from you as a player?
Mondol: A team player. Lots of hard work. I started playing football for a great coach, John Carr in the PYFL when I was eleven years old. He, along with all my coaches since, have instilled a great work ethic in me. They made it fun. But, when it came time to work, there was no messing around. We busted our buts and hit like there was no tomorrow. I feel very lucky because I have gotten to know my coaches and have gone to many coach meetings over the years to watch film and strategize for upcoming games or practices, etc. I guess, what they can expect from me is having a player that will be able to understand their system very quickly. A player that will do what ever it takes to win a game, to win a championship.
The staff at PrepCA would like to thank Lee for his time and wish him luck during the upcoming season. Anyone wishing to contact Lee may email email@example.com.