One of the greatest runners in school history, Stephen Monaco ((Washington, DC/ Fields School) was a four-years standout for the Diplomats in cross country and track. Monaco began his career with a plethora of honors in 1990 as he was named to the NCAA All-Mid-East Region and All-Region freshman teams in addition to setting a new Franklin & Marshall College record for five miles (at Baker Campus) in 27:17. He continued his success as a sophomore by placing 61st at the NCAA Championships, finishing third to earn All-Region honors at the Mid-East Region Meet and being named team Most Valuable Runner.
The fall of 1992 was arguably his best season in a Diplomats' uniform, as he earned All-American honors after finishing 0.9 seconds behind the meet champion at the NCAA Championships in a time of 24:51.3. The F&M MVP and NCAA Mid-East Region (24:53) and Middle Atlantic Conference (25:18) Champion, he was undefeated during his junior year until the NCAA Championships. As a senior in 1993, he earned All-American honors by finishing 14th in a time of 25:12.3 after winning the NCAA Mid-East Region with a time of 24:50.6.
The inaugural Centennial Conference Champion, he was named F&M MVP for the third year in a row, served a team captain for the second consecutive season and reset the Franklin & Marshall College five mile record in 23:23 at Baker Campus. In track & field, Monaco finished second at the MAC Indoor Championships in the 1500 meters (4:01.12) and finished sixth (4:06.48) at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in 1992. In 1993, he placed 12th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 1500 and was the MAC Champion in both the 1500 (3:55.42) and the 3000 steeplechase (9:22.27).
He concluded his career by setting the school steeplechase (9:15.4) and 1500 meter (3:49.88) records as a senior while helping set the school 3200-meter relay mark (7:49.1) and winning the 1500 and 3000 in 1994.