Monks Women's Soccer Camps
Head Coach Jenelle Harris
Jenelle Harris was selected in January of 2013 as the Monks’ head coach after an extensive nationwide search and has continued the winning tradition established by the women's soccer program.
Coach Harris brings an impressive résumé of playing and coaching experience to the position. A four-year player at Centenary College - an NCAA DI program at the time - in Shreveport, Louisiana, she proceeded to coach at the high school level for six years and has coached premier soccer in Maine since 2007.
Harris holds the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National "A" Coaching License - the highest level one can attain - and has been employed by several prestigious youth coaching organizations, including Seacoast United, Soccer Maine ODP and Odyssey Sport '97.
In two seasons at the helm, Harris has guided the Monks to a 23-13-3 (.639) overall record with a 14-78-1 record versus conference opponents. Following her first season (2013), Harris was selected as the GNAC Coach of the Year, becoming the first rookie head coach at Saint Joseph's to garner Coach of the Year honors since men's soccer skipper Jim Mingo earned Northeast and District coaching acclaim in 1990.
She was also the first SJC women's soccer leader to earn the top-coach billing since David Roussel collected Maine Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors in 1998 and 1999.
The 2015 campaign saw the Monks go 9-10-0 overall with a 6-5-0 record in conference play under the watch of Coach Harris. Saint Joseph’s earned the #7 seed in the GNAC Tournament and faced #2 Johnson & Wales University in a quarterfinal match in Providence on October 31st. Trailing 2-0, St. Joe’s scored twice in a matter of two minutes to send the game into overtime, but the Wildcats managed to hold off the upstart Monks with a tally in the seventh minute of extra play.
Following the season, two players claimed All-Conference honors, as freshman Haley DaGraca (Saco, Maine) earned First Team acclaim and senior Whitney White (Salem, N.H.) was listed on the Third Team.
In 2014, Saint Joseph's went 8-10-1 overall and 5-5-1 in GNAC play en route to earning the #7 seed in the conference tournament. The Monks' campaign came to a close with a 2-0 loss at the hands of #2 Emmanuel College in the GNAC Tournament Quarterfinal round on Sunday, November 2nd.
Coach Harris led the Monks to one of the finest seasons in program history as a first-year clipboard carrier, as the SJC side went 15-3-1 overall and 9-2-0 in GNAC play under her guidance in 2013. The conference record was good for the #3 seed in the GNAC Tournament, allowing the Royal Blue to host a postseason contest for the first time since 2009. The season wins total and subsequent winning percentage both rank second in the history of the SJC women's soccer program.
Harris, the side's assistant coach for six seasons (2007-12), helped lead the program to a 55-27-12 (.671) overall record, including a 41-13-10 (.759) mark in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play.
Originally from Texas, Harris graduated from Centenary with a BA in Psychology and an MS in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Psychology from the University of North Texas.