Mary-Frances Monroe has coached and competed as a player at the highest soccer level in the country. Monroe was the University of Miami Women’s Soccer Head Coach from 2013-2018 competing in the Atlantic Coastal Conference which is rated the strongest conference in the country. Monroe joined Miami after seven years as the head coach of the University of Albany in the America East Conference. Monroe won 2009 America East Co-Coaching Staff of the Year honors in just her fourth year at the helm. Monroe serves as a coach for the U.S. Soccer National Training Centers and also scouts for all US Youth National Soccer Teams.
A well-respected player and instructor, Monroe played professional soccer for the WUSA Philadelphia Charge, WUSA & WPS Boston Breakers, and Sweden KIF Orebro. A four-year soccer College NSCAA All-American at the University of Connecticut and UCLA. 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 and was also a former Soccer America Freshman of the Year. Monroe also achieved success on the international level as a player, earning several caps with the United States Women’s National Team and played on all levels as a youth national team member.
Sarah Dacey joined Barry University as Head Coach in 2016. Formerly, Dacey was the Director of Coaching for the Pinecrest Premier Soccer Club, the Head Coach at Babson College, as well as Club Head with FC Boston Bolts. She served as an Assistant Coach at the University of Albany, Providence College, the University of Tennessee, and Boston College, where she helped lead the Eagles to the 2010 Women’s College Cup.Dacey played professionally for the WUSA’s Carolina Courage and Boston Breakers until 2003. A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter under legendary coach Anson Dorrance at UNC, Dacey helped lead the Tar Heels’ soccer program to three National Championships while earning Honorable Mention All-American honors in 1996. Dacey was also a two-time All-American while playing women’s lacrosse at UNC as well.