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Patricia Heffelfinger Bio

Executive Director

Maryland Soccer Foundation

  • In 1998, Trish became the founding Executive Director of the Maryland Soccer Foundation which owns and operates the Maryland SoccerPlex, Discovery Sports Center and SAMSoccer.
  • She oversees the administrative management of the Maryland Soccer Foundation and its entities. There are 16 full time employees of which seven maintain the 24 fields.
  • Since 2016, Trish has served as an At-Large member of the MSYSA board. She has served on the State Cup, President’s Cup and By-Laws committees.
  • She also sits on the board of Visit Montgomery, the Germantown Alliance, and is the new Chair of the Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame. She is a member of the Gaithersburg-Germantown and Clarksburg Chambers of Commerce.
  • Prior to the SoccerPlex, Trish held senior positions in marketing and advertising for local companies: Marriott Hotels, American Security Bank and the Resolution Trust Corporation.

Fun facts about Trish:

  • Born and raised in Washington, DC.
  • Lived in London for there years.
  • Married to another Washingtonian and has two sons who played soccer but only one played at the SoccerPlex.
    • Loves hot weather, flip flops, rock & roll music and hanging out at the beach.