Monica Marlowe begins her eighth season on the Tribe sideline in 2015, and has helped elevate the College's game along the net to one of the best in the CAA during her tenure. Her duties include assisting with all off-court aspects of the program with specific emphasis on recruiting. In the gym, she is responsible for tutoring the team’s setters.
In her first season, Marlowe helped Kim Mount become the first W&M player ever named CAA Setter of the Year, as the senior led the conference in assist average and also garnered first-team honors in the conference and the state. Despite having fewer assist opportunities than in any other season over the past 34 years, Mount posted the eighth 1,000 assist season in school history. In 2009, Marlowe was responsible for the development of freshman Jordyn Moloney into the team’s top setter and a member of the CAA all-rookie team.
2010 saw Cassie Crumal blossom with the finest season of her career as a setter, averaging 7.7 assists per set, and as a team the Tribe put together its best season blocking since 2007. In 2011, Carolina Rivas piled up just under 800 assists as a true freshman, one of the top rookie marks in school history, and in 2012, senior Molly Krull posted career-best numbers in every category even while splitting time in the rotation.
Over the course of 2013 and 2014, Stephanie Paul has made tremendous strides in developing as a setter, jumping from just 272 assists as a freshman to a team-leading 447 as a sophomore while holding one half of the 6-2 rotation. Paul enters her third season nearing the 1,000-assist mark, a mark that has been historically hard to achieve at W&M in the two-setter system over the last 40 years. Gabrielle Pe has also seen great success as a setter under Marlowe's tutelage, transitioning from a defensive specialist into a multi-faceted player. In just 15 matches as a full-time setter, she's averaged 4.65 assists per set, second among the team's setters by just .02.
Marlowe joined the College in 2008 after two seasons as an assistant for the Bradley University Braves. While in Peoria, she worked with the setters while also coordinating team travel, film exchange, fundraising, and alumni relations.
Before joining the Bradley staff, Marlowe spent three seasons at the University of Nebraska Kearney. During her time with UNK, the Lopers made the NCAA Division II Elite Eight all three years, advancing to the quarterfinals in 2004 and to the championship match in 2005. Marlowe also helped with the development of seven AVCA All-Americans during her time in Nebraska.
Marlowe graduated from Truman State University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science, after starting at setter for all four years under Tribe alumna Becky Eggering Pike ’93. A four-time All-MIAA first-team honoree, Marlowe led Truman State to the 2002 NCAA Division II title game and garnered second-team AVCA All-America accolades. The 1999 AVCA Regional Freshman of the Year, she went on to earn AVCA All-Region honors each of her last three seasons and led the Bulldogs to two conference championships and three NCAA tournament appearances. Marlowe graduated as the all-time career leader for assists per game with 11.43, and second all-time in total assists (5,475).