Monica Lovett-Groat is in her first season as assistant coach at American University. She brings expertise in goalkeeping, mental and physical player development
Lovett-Groat brings a wealth of experience to the Eagles after playing at both the Division I (Northwest State University) and NAIA (St. Thomas University, Lindenwood University and Bluefield College) level 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.
Lovett-Groat’s previous collegiate coaching experience was as the assistant women’s coach and goalkeeper trainer for Bluefield College (2004-05).
Since then, she has worked for the Stafford Soccer Youth program from 2013 through 2017.
In 2015, Lovett-Groat earned the U.S. Youth Girls Competitive Coach of the Year.
Lovett-Groat Holds an array of both coaching licenses and certificates. She holds three NSCAA licenses – Advanced Goalkeeping Diploma, Special Topics Training the Goalkeeper and Special Topics in Mental/Physical Player Development. Levett-Groat has a USSF D License and National Youth License.
She is the director of coaching for Virginia/D.C. Big Cat Goalkeeping and is the owner and operator of GottaLovett Goalkeeping.