Goalkeeping Director, U13-U19
About Monica: Coach Lovett-Groat joins BSC for the 2019-2020 season after an extensive career as a coach and a player . She brings expertise in goalkeeping, mental and physical player development to the Bethesda program.
Lovett-Groat brings a wealth of experience to the BSC after playing at both the Division I (Northwest State University) and NAIA (St. Thomas University, Lindenwood University and Bluefield College) levels during her collegiate career. She earned Academic-All Sun Conference in 2001, All-Heart of America Conference and NAIA National Championship All-Tournament Team in 2002.
Following her college career, Lovett-Groat spent 11 years as a professional in the USL W League with the Tampa Bay Extreme and the Northern Virginia Majestics.
Prior to joining BSC, Coach Lovett-Groat served as the assistant women’s coach and goalkeeper trainer for Bluefield College (2004-05). At the club level she has worked in the past as the Goalkeeping Coach for DC Stoddert Soccer Club and Stafford Area Soccer Association.
In addition to working at Bethesda she is in her third season as an Assistant Coach at American University’s Women’s Soccer Program. She also serves as the West Central District ODP Director of Goalkeeping for the Virginia Youth Soccer Association.
Monica holds three NSCAA licenses – Advanced Goalkeeping Diploma, Special Topics Training the Goalkeeper and Special Topics in Mental/Physical Player Development. Lovett-Groat has a USSF D License and National Youth License. In 2015 she was also named the 2015 VYSA, Region 1 and National US Youth Soccer Girl’s Competitive Coach of the Year. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Bluefield.