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Mission Statement

The Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) is the primary advocate for youth soccer in Maryland.  As a non-profit educational organization, MSYSA is dedicated to cultivating and inspiring players, coaches, and affiliates at all levels to maximize their potential and enjoyment in the sport of soccer. This is achieved through offering the highest quality soccer education, player development, and programs while fostering sportsmanship, fitness, diversity, teamwork, and passion for the game. 

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Board of Directors

Executive Board Name Phone E-mail
President Mark Cantor 202-439-1779
Executive VP Doug Schuessler
1st VP Howard Kohn 301-270-8187
2nd VP for Player Development Program Eric McAleer

3rd VP for Grassroots Soccer Programs and Development

Rob Biondolillo
Secretary Tom Gross
Treasurer Craig Blackburn
State Registrar Mike Basileo 301-248-5993
Central-East Regional Commissioner Shaun Fleming
Central-West Regional Commissioner Robert Purkey
East Regional Commissioner Alex Hargrove
North Regional Commissioner Jessica Hafer
South Regional Commissioner Rich Ruiz 240-925-8342
West Regional Commissioner Jackie Eskay 301-471-3078
At-Large Member (o) Brad Roos
At-Large Member (e) Trish Heffelfinger
At-Large Member (o) Laurie Lane
At-Large Member (e) Kerry Brimmer
Board Appointees      
State Youth Referee Administrator (SYRA) Jeff Gontarek