Mary Frances-Monroe - Midfielder #27

Position: Midfielder

Hometown: Northport, NY

Birth Date: Feb. 7, 1980

Height: 5-1

Previous Team: Boston Breakers


With the Breakers: Played for the Breakers during the inaugural 2009 WPS season ... Played in 5 games, starting 4 ... Recorded 1 assist ... Added to the Breakers’ roster as a developmental player on June 22, 2009.

International: Member of the US National Team 1996-2000 ... Traveled with the team to Australia in January 2000, helping the U.S. win the Australia Cup ... Started in the U21 Nordic Cup in 2000 that won the championship in Germany.

Club: Played for New England Mutiny (2007-2010) ... Played for the Boston Breakers of the WUSA with current Breakers assistant coach Kristine Lilly ... Started eight of 12 matches with the Breakers in 2003, notching a goal and three assists ... Made 11 starts and played 15 matches with the Philadelphia Charge (WUSA) in 2002 – scoring a goal and two assists ... Played under former Breakers head coach and current U.S. Women's National Team Head Coach Pia Sundhage, and former Breaker teammates Kristine Lilly and Kate Markgraf with KIF Örebro in the Swedish Damallsvenskan ... Guided the New England Mutiny to the WPSL finals in 2007 and was named 2008 WPSL East Player of the Year.

College: Four-year All-American at the University of Connecticut and UCLA (1998-2001) ... Candidate for Hermann Trophy and M.A.C. Awards ... During freshman year, set UConn’s single-season school record with 65 points and finished fourth among national leaders ... Named Big East Conference Rookie of the Year and earned first-team all-conference honors ... Selected Freshman of the Year by Soccer America, finished her three years at UConn with 117 points, which ranks among the school’s all-time leaders ... Spent senior year at UCLA, where she tallied 12 goals and four assists.

Scholastic/Club: Two-time Scholastic All-American at Northport High School ... Scored 85 goals and 43 assists, leading team to New York State championship (1996).

Personal: Full name is Mary Frances-Monroe ... Daughter of Robert and Eileen Monroe ... Has three brothers, Jeff, James, and Tim, and a twin sister named Jean-Marie ... Serves as the head coach of the University of Albany women’s soccer program, a post she’s held since 2007 ... Has coached the Eastern New York Olympic Development Program’s Under-15 team and the Eastern New York North Girls’ Olympic Development Program ‘96.


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