Office Phone #978.466.8812
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 and Director of Coaching certificates, 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.
Ian Mulliner - Technical Director
Before coming to Massachusetts Youth Soccer, Ian Mulliner served as the Director of Coaching of Illinois Youth Soccer Association for over ten years. Originally from Manchester, England. Ian has been coaching in the U.S. since 1992. He coached at St. Charles Soccer Club, Wheaton Whigs SC and founded and was Director of Coaching for Northwest United Soccer Club. As the Illinois Youth Soccer Director of Coaching, Ian was responsible for growth in the association’s Coaching Education Program and developed the coaching curriculum for the Illinois Olympic Development Program. He was also responsible for developing a coaching curriculum for Illinois Youth Soccer’s Inner-city program. He has been involved as an instructor on US Youth Soccer and US Soccer Federation national coaching courses and is a vocal proponent of professional coaching development. Ian has served as the Region II Coaching Committee Chairman and a member of the National Coaching Committee for US Youth Soccer. He has served as the Region II Olympic Development Program Development Age Head Coach and also as a Staff Coach on both the Boys’ and the Girls’ programs. He holds the USSF “A” License and National Youth License, F.I.F.A Futuro III certificate, F.A. Preliminary Coaching Award as well as the Dutch KNVB Coach’s License.
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.
Lori Jimenez - Fields and Hotels Coordinator
Lori Jimenez is the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Fields and Hotels Coordinator. She is responsible for scheduling at the Fields at Progin Park in Lancaster, MA for tournaments, games and practices, and is also the hotel coordinator for all tournaments held at the complex. Lori comes to us from Concord-Carlisle Youth Soccer where she served as the Travel Program Registrar for three years.
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 previously held the role of Technical Director at Wilmington Youth Soccer. In addition to being responsible for Marketing and Communications, Rob is on the Mass Youth Soccer Coach Education Staff for US Soccer and NSCAA courses and Head Coach for the 2003 Boys Olympic Development Program. Rob holds the US Soccer National B License and US Youth Soccer National Youth License.
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.
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.
State Coaching Staff
Carla DeSantis - Assistant Technical Director
Carla DeSantis joined the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Coaching Staff in May 2012. She brings a wealth of coaching knowledge and experience to the staff. A native of Sudbury, Carla graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she earned All-Region, All New England and NCAA Division I All-American honors as a goalkeeper. Carla began her coaching career at Lincoln-Sudbury H.S. Then, after serving as an Assistant Coach at George Washington, she began the women's soccer program at Tulane University and served as Head Coach of the Green Wave from 1995-98. After earning her master's degree Carla also served as an Assistant Coach at Minnesota State-Mankato and then served as Head Coach of Coast Guard and UMASS-Dartmouth. Carla is a member of the Senior Coaching Staff of Region 1 Olympic Development Program. She holds both a United States Soccer Federation "A" coaching license and a Premier Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Carla will be the Head Coach of the U12 (2003) Girls ODP teams this year.
Tommy Geis - Assistant Technical Director
Tommy Geis joined us in 2010 after spending twenty years as an Assistant Director of Coaching in Western PA and four years, as a Director of Coaching for an Anchorage, AK club. He holds his USSF A License and National Youth License. Tommy earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Communications in 1992 from La Roche College in Pittsburgh. He has worked as a coach in both the Alaska and PA West Olympic Development Programs and has worked as an ODP Staff Coach at the regional level in both Region II and IV. In 2012-13, Tommy is the Head Coach of the Massachusetts Youth Soccer ODP Under 13 (2002) Boys teams.
Loy Urbina - Assistant Technical Director
Loy Urbina has had a rich experience as a youth soccer Coach and Coaching Instructor. A member of the New Jersey Youth Soccer Association for many years, Loy was an important part of the instructional staff and the ODP staff. His club coaching experience in New Jersey was with Match Fit FC and Pittsgrove Premier Futbol. Loy is a Region I ODP Staff coach. He holds the USSF “A” License, the USSF National Youth License, the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, the NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 1 Diploma and the KNVB (Royal Netherlands Football Association) International Diploma. As a Foreign Language teacher in New Jersey for 20 years, he coached Girls and Boys High School Varsity soccer. Loy has a Master of Education Degree in Athletic Counseling from Springfield CollegeHe will be the Head Coach of the U13 (2002) Girls Massachusetts Youth Soccer ODP teams this year.
Charlie Swann - Player Development Coach
Charlie holds the FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching and has been coaching in the US since April 2014. Initially Charlie worked in California as an Academy Trainer. Recently he has worked in several programs New England, including Windham Soccer Club in New Hampshire. Charlie currently works with Mass Youth Soccer’s Player and Coach Development programs in Quincy, Wrentham and Hanover.
Rachel Unsworth - Player Development Coach
Rachel joined the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Coaching Staff in Spring 2016. During her first year in the United States she has already acquired US Soccer F & E licenses, and currently works with Massachusetts Youth Soccer’s Player and Coaching Development Programs in Dracut, Foxborough, Hanover, Westford, and Reading. Rachel has an Advanced Level degree in Physical Education as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Manchester Metropolitan University.
David Pegg - Player Development Coach
David holds the FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching and has been coaching in the US since June 2014. David has worked as an Academy Trainer each year as well as running summer camps . Recently he has worked in several programs New England, including Rutland youth Soccer in Massachusetts. David currently works with Mass Youth Soccer’s Player and Coach Development programs in Bedford, Bellingham, belmont, Maynard and Dracut.
Matt Jamieson - Player Development Coach
Matt holds the FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching and has been coaching in the US since April 2013 and has coached in 22 different states. Recently he has worked in several programs in New England, Mid West and the South East. Matt currently works with Mass Youth Soccer’s Player and Coach Development programs in Rockport, Wrentham , Wilmington and Dracut .
James Fryer - Player Development Coach
James holds the FA Level 1, an NVQ Level 1, 2, and 3 Certificate and a Level 4 Diploma in Coaching and has been coaching in the US since May 2014. Initially James worked in Georgia as an Summer Camp Coach. Recently he has worked in several programs in New England, including working in Maine with 2-6 year olds. James currently works with Mass Youth Soccer’s Player and Coach Development programs in Foxboro, Medway, Norfolk, and Raynham.
James Magill - Player Development Coach
James holds the FA Level 1 and began his coaching career with a local girls team MK City GFC. James gained further experience coaching with his college team at Staffordshire University. Most recently James worked as a summer camp coach in Ohio and throughout New England. James currently works with Mass Youth Soccer’s Player and Coach Development programs in Reading, Wilmington, Belmont, Foxboro, and Rockport.