Monica Wright Rogers

The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame is inducting Monica Wright Rogers, 2006 graduate of Forest Park High School, into the class of 2024. The Forest Park High graduate is one of nine who will be inducted during the hall of fame ceremony in April.

Wright Rogers was extremely successful during her time at Forest Park, leading the Bruins basketball team to two state championships. McDonald’s also named her an All-American player. She earned the title of Gatorade State Player of the Year for Virginia in 2005 and 2006. She scored 1,913 points with the school and secured her spot as Prince William County’s second all-time leading prep basketball scorer among public school players.

After she graduated Wright Rogers became a star at the University of Virginia (UVA) as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 2,540 points. She was the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and a three-time All American for the team.

After four years at UVA, Minnesota drafted her as the second overall pick in the 2010 Women’s National Basketball Association Draft. She played seven seasons in the WNBA, and she was a part of two championship teams with Minnesota.

When her WNBA career ended, Wright Rogers turned to coaching. She spent time at Liberty University and her alma mater, UVA, as an assistant coach. She is the current assistant general manager of Phoenix Mercury, a WNBA team in Phoenix, Arizona.