Ocampo with Sky Blue FC in 2014
|Full name||Mónica Ocampo Medina|
|Date of birth||4 January 1987|
|Place of birth||Jojutla, Morelos, Mexico|
|Height||1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 20 November 2017|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 June 2015
Mónica Ocampo Medina (born 4 January 1987) is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a forward for CF Pachuca and the Mexico women's national team.
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From 2006 to 2009, Ocampo played with W-League club FC Indiana.
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Ocampo was voted player of the week in the NWSL on 19 June 2013 and player of the month for August 2013.Although she only started nine out of the 22 matches that Sky Blue played in the regular season, she scored a higher percentage of goals per minute of playing time than any other player in the league. She was awarded the Golden Boot as Sky Blue's most prolific scorer.
Ocampo scored a long–range equalizer against England in Mexico's first group match of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.
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