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NEFC U23 Team Announces Head Coach

By Jason B, 01/23/21, 10:30AM EST


NEFC today names Mary-Frances Monroe as Head Coach of the UWS U23 team this summer. More staff will be announced in the coming weeks


"We are thrilled to welcome MF into NEFC" said Nick Burke NEFC Girls Director. "She is an extremely accomplished coach and our U23 players will only benefit from such a widely respected coach. We believe she can help our program continue to succeed"

"Each year we are constantly looking at how we can help our current players and alumni through the summer months and I believe with Mary-Frances we have accomplished that" Said Jason Braga Vice President. "Over 100 players filter through our summer program and having the right staff will continue to separate us."


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Mary-Frances Bio

Mary-Frances Monroe is currently the Commissioner of the DPL, U.S. Soccer scout, and co-founder of Next Level Athletic Advising.


Monroe was the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at the University of Miami from 2013-2018.

Helped lead team to ACC tournament in 2017. 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.

Monroe joined Miami after eight years as the head coach of the University at Albany (2005-2013) in the America East Conference. 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.


Monroe played professionally for the WUSA for the Philadelphia Charge and Boston Breakers, WPS for the Boston Breakers and for KIF Orebro in Sweden. Monroe competed on the field with the Boston Breakers of the WPSL Elite League as recently as the 2012 season.


A four-year college NSCAA All-American at the University of Connecticut and UCLA, Monroe has served as the 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 Soccer America Freshman of the Year honor, BIG EAST Rookie of the Year honor, 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.

Monroe earned her bachelor's degree in sociology from UCLA in 2003.