The 2015 season was Monica Smith’s first season back in the Haven as the Volunteer Assistant Coach. Monica assisted the team to a 21-13 record and a trip to the conference championships.
Previously she coached two seasons as Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at NCAA Division III Pennsylvania College of Technology.
In 2013 Monica accepted the Head coaching job in July and hit the ground running. Monica led the Wildcats to a 12-6 conference record and made the conference tournament.
The following season Penn College entered into official NCAA Division III status and moved to a new conference (NEAC). Monica kept the same pre-season schedule and defeated 4 of the 6 teams that had previously been victorious in the 2013 season. The Wildcats finished with a 5-7 conference record. Monica led several Penn College players to many awards including:
-USCAA Second-Team All American
-NEAC First Team All Conference
-NEAC Second Team All Conference
-PSUAC First Team All Conference
-PSUAC Second Team All Conference
-Female Athlete of the Year
-National Academic All Americans
Prior to coaching at Penn College Monica was a Graduate Assistant at the LHU Student Rec Center.
Monica completed her playing career at Lock Haven in the Fall of 2012. Monica contributed to the Eagles success in the 2010-2012 seasons. The Haven achieved 16 conference wins each of the three seasons and were conference runner-ups twice and attended the regional tournament all three seasons.
Prior to Lock Haven Monica attended NJCAA Division 1 Iowa Western Community College where the Reivers competed for a National Championship both years in attendance. In 2008 they earned a 52-4 record and placed 4th in the National tournament. In 2009 the Reivers earned a 42-6 record and placed 6th in the tournament.
Monica also has extensive experience working volleyball camps every summer since 2008. The 2016 summer will be her third summer as a Camp Coach for world renowned Gold Medal Squared.