The Pinecrest Premier Soccer Club’s Board of Directors is proud to announce the addition of Mary-Frances Monroe as its fifth and final member.
Mary-Frances Monroe is currently the Head Coach for the women’s soccer team at the University of Miami, a former US Women’s National team player, professional player and US Soccer scout.
She completed her fourth season at the helm of a rising Atlantic Coast Conference soccer power in Coral Gables, Fla., in 2016. Miami posted a 10-8-1 mark in 2016, marking the seventh time in program history the team won double-digit games, including the fourth time in a 15-year span. The Hurricanes also went 5-5 in ACC play, setting a new program record for conference victories and winning three ACC matches in a row for the first time.
Monroe joined Miami after seven years as the head coach of the University of Albany in the America East Conference. A well-respected player and instructor, Monroe competed on the field with the Boston Breakers of the WPSL Elite League as recently as the 2012 season. Charged with building the Albany Great Danes program from the ground up, Monroe and her coaching staff won 2009 America East Co-Coaching Staff of the Year honors in just her fourth year at the helm. During that season, the Great Danes earned the first Division I postseason berth in program history.
A four-year college All-American at the University of Connecticut and UCLA, Monroe has served as liaison for U.S. Soccer’s National Training Centers covering the New England area, including regions of New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Maine.
During her time as a student-athlete at UConn and UCLA, Monroe was a candidate for the Hermann Trophy – awarded to the best female college soccer player in the country. As a freshman with the Huskies, the Northport, N.Y., native set the program’s single-season record with 65 points. Monroe was rewarded for her spectacular debut with BIG EAST Rookie of the Year honors and first-team all-conference recognition.
Monroe also achieved success on the international level as a player, earning several caps with the United States Women’s National Team.
The former Soccer America Freshman of the Year earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from UCLA in 2003.
The addition of Mary-Frances to our board is a significant milestone for our club. She brings real-time knowledge of the current evolution of the sport in our country, in college and at the club level. Her commitment to our club is a tribute to her involvement with our community and her willingness to help our organization grow into the premier soccer destination for youths in Miami-Dade county.
Please help welcome Mary-Frances to our family.