Home of the High Point Girls Soccer Academy
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Head Coach/Camp Director
Marty Beall is entering his ninth season at the helm of the High Point women’s soccer team in 2017. In his eight seasons at HPU, he has led the Panthers to 82 wins, including a 50-19-10 record in Big South play.
Beall holds the HPU all-time program records for overall wins and conference wins and is a two-time Big South Coach of the Year selection. He has led the Panthers to outright regular-season championships in 2012 and 2016 and three appearances in the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship.
Beall earned his second Big South Coach of the Year honor in 2016 after guiding the Panthers to a program-record 13 victories and their second outright Big South regular season title with a 7-1-1 mark in conference play. The team allowed just three goals in nine Big South games while posting seven shutouts. Four HPU players were selected to the All-Conference teams, including Kelsey Perrell, who was named the Big South Attacking Player of the Year.
Associate Head Coach/Assistant Camp Director
Brandi Fontaine was promoted to Associate Head Coach in June of 2013 after serving as an assistant coach at HPU from 2009 through 2012. Fontaine has helped lead the Panthers to two Big South Regular Season Championships, two Big South Tournament Championships and two appearences in the NCAA Tournament in four seasons.
The Panthers won their first outright Big South Regular Season Championship in 2012, finishing the season with a 10-6-6 overall record and an 8-1-2 mark in conference play. The eight conference wins by HPU broke the previous record of six which was set under Beall in 2010 and matched in 2011.
In 2010, HPU finished with an 11-11-1 record overall, tying the team’s Div. I record for wins in a season. The Panthers finished 6-2-1 in the Big South to win a share of their first-ever Big South Regular Season Championship as part of an historic five-way tie.
Assistant Coach/Assistant Camp Director
Kelly Grant joined the High Point University women’s soccer coaching staff as an assistant coach in March of 2015.
Grant joins HPU from Goucher College where she served for two seasons as the women’s soccer graduate assistant. Her duties at Goucher included assisting with practice sessions and games, cutting game file, coordinating potential student-athlete visits and recruiting.
Prior to her year at Goucher, Grant worked for three seasons as an assistant women’s soccer coach at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Grant assisted and led practice sessions, led film sessions and was involved in recruiting during her four seasons with the Cardinals.
Gregg Weigel joined the High Point University women’s soccer team as the goalkeeper trainer in 2015. Weigel returns to HPU after working with the men’s and women’s soccer teams from 2005-2009.
Weigel has coached extensively at the youth level and has been the PSA Piedmont Soccer Alliance Recreation Director and Academy Director since 2008.
Prior to his first time at High Point, Weigel served as the UNC Asheville men’s and women’s assistant goalkeeper coach from 2000-2004 and the Mars Hill College assistant and goalkeeper coach from 1999-2000.
High Point Girls Soccer Academy
The remaining staff is comprised of coaches who have demonstrated an ability to teach all principles of the game at a high level. Current High Point University womens soccer players will also serve as assistant coaches which is great as each camper is exposed to the highest level of college soccer.