Berlin High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Monica Early

Monica Earley Thompson was a 1990 graduate of Berlin High School. During her athletic career she excelled in softball all four years and received numerous awards and recognition. Among those was being selected All Northwest Conference all four years, Honorable Mention All State in 1987, the Coaches Award for softball in 1988,89,and 90, and a Hartford Courant All State Team selection in 1988, 89, and 90. Monica was also a New Haven Register All State selection in 1988 and 89. In 1988 she was selected as the KC101 athlete of the week. In 1989 she was featured on ESPN’s “Scholastic Sports America” national TV show. She was also selected as a CHSCA Senior All Star.

Among her more notable pitching achievements was in the 1988 season she pitched three no-hitters in a row, one short of the national record. Her BHS career record was 65-6, 19 no-hitters, and 767 strikeouts.

After graduation Monica attended AIC. During the 1993-94 season she was named to the NSCA Division II All Northeast Region Team and in 1994-95 was named a First Team Academic All American.  In 1995 Monica graduated with a BS in education and in 1998 received a BS in nursing from AIC. She is currently married to husband Jim has two children and is a registered nurse at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Ma.
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