Queens University of Charlotte

Queens Univ of Charlotte Dept of Athletics
1900 Selwyn Ave Charlotte, NC 28274
Division 2 North Carolina Southeast
Private Small National competitor


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Denise Brolly

Brolly joined the Royals in the summer of 2016 after serving as the head women’s soccer coach at Barry University for three seasons.

Brolly was named head coach of the Buccaneers in 2013 after serving as the assistant coach for six seasons, quickly making a name for herself in just three years. She led the Bucs to the NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Championships each of the three seasons after winning the Sunshine State Conference Regular Season title for three consecutive years. Barry went undefeated in SSC play in 2013 and 2014 and only dropped one league game in 2015. This past season the Bucs, ranked as high as first in the nation, won the SSC Tournament and went on to win the NCAA South Regional title as well.

During her time with the Bucs, Brolly was named the SSC Coach of the Year three times and NSCAA DII South Region Coach of the Year twice. Additionally, Barry toted the 2013 SSC Defensive Player of the Year and the 2014 SSC Freshman of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Player of the Year. 2014 SSC Player of the Year Lavinia Nkomo was also named an all-American. Brolly leaves Barry having accumulated a 38-9-7 career record.

Off the pitch, Brolly’s teams earned the academic all-American award all three seasons, while Nkomo was named to the academic all-American team as an individual as well.

Hailing from Coatbridge, Scotland, Brolly spent her freshman year at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University before transferring to Florida Atlantic University. She played three seasons with the Owls, leading them to a 43-12-5 mark. Additionally, Brolly represented her home country on the Scottish women’s national team from 1995-2002, and from 2006-2007.

Brolly holds a degree in marketing and advertising with a minor in real estate from FAU. She also earned her master’s from Barry in organizational learning and leadership in December 2009.

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Mark Catterall

Mark Catterall joined the Royals in 2017 as an assistant women's soccer coach.

Prior to accepting the job at Queens, Catterall spent three years as an assistant coach for the St Edwards University women’s soccer team. While on staff he helped the program to an overall record of 47-7-7, winning a Heartland Conference Championship and making three trips to the NCAA Tournament. This also included one Elite 8 and one Sweet 16 appearance.

Catterall was also on the St Edwards men’s soccer staff in 2016 who put together a run of 18-3-1, winning the Heartland Championship and reaching the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The staff was also recognized as the 2016 NSCAA Southwest Region Staff of the year.

In 2014, Catterall joined the women’s soccer staff at the University of Bridgeport. The Purple Knights recorded a record of 14-5-2 and made an NCAA Tournament appearance.

During his time at both St Edwards and Bridgeport, Catterall coached multiple all-conference, all-region, and all-American athletes.

In addition to his collegiate coaching, Catterall was the Senior Program and College Placement Director for SA United Soccer Club. Overseeing the development of all of the club’s high school players, he set coaching standards and best practices and developed the club’s college recruitment process. During his tenure over 90 SA United players were recruited to play at the collegiate level.

Catterall has a master’s degree in applied sport & exercise psychology and a bachelor’s degree in sport science, both from Bangor University in Wales (UK). During his playing career at Bangor, Catterall reached two Welsh University National Cup Finals.

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