Mike Borislow, Executive Director
Michael Borislow was appointed Executive Director in November, 2014. He most recently served the association for eight years as a member of the Board of Directors, serving for three of those years on the Executive Committee. Mike also served on the Essex County Youth Soccer Association board for 10 years, and the Methuen Youth Soccer Association for 12 years. As Executive Director, Borislow oversees all aspects of youth soccer operations and development for Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association.
At the professional level, Borislow owned and ran his own business consulting practice with a concentration on Human Performance Improvement. Prior to this he worked as a General Director of Training and Development for a major international insurance company. Mike holds the USSF “C” license, NSCAA Advanced National certificate, is a Grade 8 and NFHS Referee, as well as a Certified Referee Assignor. He has managed and run several large tournaments.
A native of Philadelphia, Borislow played soccer on inner city youth teams, and in high school and college. He received his B.S.B.A from Temple University and moved to Massachusetts in 1984. He also earned his MBA from University of Phoenix in 2008. Mike is currently on the Kimball Union Academy Board of Trustees. He reconnected with his passion for soccer through coaching his daughter’s town and club teams and has never looked back.
Tara Petricca, Director of Finance
Tara has been with Massachusetts Youth Soccer since 2001. She received both her Bachelor’s Degree and her Masters Degree in Business Administration from Fitchburg State University. She also holds a Massachusetts Youth Soccer F Coaching License. Tara, formerly Coach Education Manager and State Cup Registrar, was promoted to the position of Director of Finance in March 2014. Tara maintains the accounting records, performs all billing and can answer your questions in regards to accounts receiveable and accounts payable. In addition, she maintains the excess health insurance claims records and would be able to help members when filing a claim.
Maureen LaRoche, Office Administrator / ODP Manager
Maureen is the Office Administrator, ODP Manager, & Tournament Hosting Administrator for the Massachusetts Youth Soccer headquarters in Lancaster, MA. She is, however, no stranger to Massachusetts Youth Soccer as she served as a Team Administrator for the Olympic Development Program from 2004-2008. Maureen graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in Communications and was an NCAA athlete in Women’s Tennis. In addition to her postition at Massachusetts Youth Soccer, Maureen serves as the Head Coach of the Fisher College Women's Basketball Program. Maureen is responsible for the day to day management of the State Office, is in charge of processing both Tournament Hosting applications and player card requests and is the Manager of the Olympic Development Program.
Tamie Endow, Technical Department Manager
Prior to joining the Massachusetts Youth Soccer staff in January 2012 as the Director of Member Services, Tamie worked for Staples, Inc. and in the construction industry in management positions. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Syracuse University. She has served as a Team Manager for F.C. United and a Team Administrator for the Olympic Development Program. Her primary responsibilities are coordinating license courses, coach/player development programs, tryout evaluations, technical development centers and and summer training centers.
Lori Jimenez, Events and Programs Coordinator
Lori Jimenez is the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Events and Programs Coordinator. She is responsible for scheduling at the Fields at Progin Park in Lancaster, MA and is also the hotel and accommodations coordinator for all tournaments held at the complex. She is responsible for organizing and coordinating various Massachusetts Youth Soccer Events throughout the year. Lori comes to us from Concord-Carlisle Youth Soccer where sshe served as the Travel Program Registrar for three years. Lori is an attorney by trade. She graduated from Columbia University and Boston University School of Law. She practiced law for several years in Boston specializing in probate and estate administration.
Richard “Dick” Threadgould, Facilities Manager
Field Complex Pavilion: 978-598-3617
Main Office Extension 233
Dick is a proud veteran of the US Army and has a 50-year employment history. At Norton Company during the 60s, Dick worked as a tile cutter in the Armored Products Division and then as a Research and Development Lab Assistant. The 70s found him at the Colonial Press in Clinton, MA, where he worked as the paperback bindery and rotary pressroom scheduler. Dick has been with Massachusetts Youth Soccer since April 2008, and as the Facilities Manager supervises all of the facilities staff and daily field operations.
Rachel Woo, Registration
Rachel has been on staff at Massachusetts Youth Soccer for more than 10 years. She grew up in Lowell, MA and was instrumental in starting the Varsity Soccer Program at Lowell High School. She also played soccer throughout her college career. Her primary responsibility is the administration of all registrations in the state. Club and town program registrars are asked to work closely with Rachel to make certain player, coach and administrator registration is completed accurately and in a timely manner. Rachel also administers Certificates of Insurance for every field facility in the state.
Terri Filippetti, Director of State Cup, Presidents Cup and Open Cup
For over 25 years Terri served in a variety of administrative capacities in multiple youth soccer organizations. She joined the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Board of Directors in 2003 where she held numerous Board positions including Director of National Championship Series and where she served as Executive Vice President and a member of the Executive Board. As her own children grew up in the game, Terri began assuming various roles with Shrewsbury Youth Soccer. She served as Director, Treasurer, Vice President and President and was the manager for various club, District Select and ODP teams. The role of managing the State Cup and the Presidents’ Cup was made a staff position in 2013 and Terri was appointed. Since the inception of the Open Cup, Terri has taken on the role of the Open Cup Director as well.
Rob Holliday, Director of Communications and Marketing
Rob is in charge of communications and marketing for Mass Youth Soccer. He manages the website, coordinates e-mail newsletter, communicates with the membership, and works with our corporate partners. Rob has a bachelor's degree from the University of Southampton, and previoulsy held the role of Technical Director at Wilmington Youth Soccer. In addition to being responsible for Marketing and Communications, Rob is an Assistant Technical Director on the Technical Staff and Head Coach for the 2002 Girls Olympic Development Program.
Lynn Gugliuzza, Director of Programming and Events
Lynn is in charge of Elite Player Programs (Olympic Development Program and District Select) and manages major events for Mass Youth Soccer. Lynn is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire where she played as a Goal Keeper. Lynn holds a USSF A License and NSCAA State and Regional Goalkeeping Diplomas. In addition to being responsible for Elite Player Programming and Events Co-ordination, Lynn is an Assistant Technical Director on the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Technical Staff.
Mary Relic, CORI/Risk Administrator
Mary recently joined Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association as CORI/Risk Administrator. She is originally from Illinois, and moved to Massachusetts in 2012. Her responsibilities at Massachusetts Youth Soccer are processing all CORI requests for our affiliated members, and working with individuals through the CORI clarification and/or appeals process. She also handles International Player Clearance requests, administrative duties with the District Select Program, and the Adult Registration process. Mary previously worked for the town of Harvard, MA, at the Harvard Town Hall as the Receptionist/Finance Department Assistant and Assistant Town Clerk.