Boys Varsity Water Polo, Coed Varsity Swimming · Adam Monroe 2019-2020 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Patriot Athletics Celebrates Adam Monroe as Our 2020 Male Scholar-Athlete

The Patrick Henry HS Scholar-Athlete of the Year award recognizes the very best from Patriot Athletics, who embody all the principles of leadership, integrity, and excellence in the classroom and the field of play. It is important for our student-athletes to demonstrate the same discipline and accountability in the classroom that is expected between the lines. Better students make better athletes.

There is so much to celebrate from this year in Patriot Athletics.

We had over 1,000 student-athletes compete in 31 letter winning athletic programs.

We celebrated 309 upperclassmen earning over a 3.0 GPA as scholar-athletes in their given season of sport.


We honor all our nominations for this prestigious award:

David Harimana-3.66 (Cross Country & Track)

Race Ross-4.02 (Basketball)

Kellen Foster-4.26 (Wrestling)

Garreth Konig-4.36 (Soccer)

Matthew Archenhold-3.62 (Tennis)

Caleb Frye-4.11 (Tennis)

Theodore Leonard-3.72 (Tennis)

Nathaniel Suzuki-4.35 (Tennis)

Max Jones-4.16 (Baseball)

The entire Patrick Henry HS staff sees all athletes as our athletes inspiring the consistent pursuit of developing a positive and competitive environment for student-athletes to be all-around excellent young men and women.


Our Male Scholar-Athlete, Adam Monroe, has participated on the water polo team all four years and the swim team for three years.

He was a two-year team captain of the Water Polo team leading them to the first CIF Championship in school history in 2019. During that fantastic run he was also awarded the CIF Sportsmanship award. He earned all-league and San Diego Union-Tribune all-academic team honors in both his junior and senior years.

Water Polo and Swim Coach Charlie Equels says,

“He is more than deserving of this honor, he has been a leader, mentor, and shining beacon of hope for those around him. I could not be more proud of this young man. He will be missed dearly. Congratulations.”

Adam has been equally as incredible in the classroom earning honor roll each semester of high school and posting a 4.24 overall GPA.


Adam’s engineering teacher Ms. Moy shares,

“I’ve had Adam in my class for the last two years for Civil Engineering & Architecture. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Adam in a bad mood – he’s super outgoing, friendly and makes it look easy to stay on top of schoolwork in addition to spending a crazy amount of time on athletics. I sent a text reminder out to students this morning and he was the only one who responded at 7am because he’s making himself get up early to stay disciplined and “not waste his days.” I’m so glad he is receiving this award – he deserves it!”


Adams math teacher Mr. Reese reflects,

“Adam is quick to offer help to others and others are quick to seek his input.  Very approachable, students at all levels go to him unsolicited.  Interestingly given his affinity for “The Child”, he exhibits Yoda-like qualities.”


Adam’s government teacher Mr. Pruden got to see a lot of him in class and playing water polo,

“It was almost as much fun to have Adam in class as it was watching him play water polo!  What’s more impressive than his athletic and academic abilities is his integrity.  I have absolutely no doubt this will serve him well in his life after high school.”


Adam will continue his education at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he will study Civil Engineering and looks forward to continuing his water polo career on the university’s club water polo team. Congratulations Adam!