Staff Bios

Executive Director - Louise Waxler

Louise has more than 30 years of experience in professional and amateur soccer management on the international and local levels. Her career began with the Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC) in 1987 as the Director of the Columbia Invitational Soccer Tournament followed by a position as Operations Director from 1989-1997. She has held positions as General Manager for the Philadelphia Independence of Women's Professional Soccer; Director of Operations for the Washington Freedom (WUSA); and Operations Director at RFK Stadium for the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup Tournament. Waxler was elected as the 58th President of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in 2006. Louise was a recipient of the 2010 NSCAA Women's Committee Award of Excellence which recognizes those who have brought honor and distinction to women's soccer. In October 2011, Louise was inducted into the Howard County Maryland Recreation and Parks Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame in 2018. Waxler also has her own foundation, Headers For Hope, which raises money through sport to help support the family and friends of those battling cancer.

Finance Director - Kelly Key

Kelly is the Finance Director for McLean Youth Soccer Association. She is responsible for the statutory and management accounting, tax, financial and other administrative needs of the organization and is a key advisor to the Executive Director, staff and Board on a wide range of business matters. Kelly started with the organization in December of 2013 after a long career in the corporate finance arena. She's held management positions at various companies including K12, Intercall (formerly Genesys Conferencing), Cable & Wireless, Marriott International and Worldcom as well as several consulting positions. Her career started with her service in the United States Air Force. Kelly has personal experience with MYSA with children participating in both the rec and travel programs. She is also an active member of Executive Women's Golf Association. She studied Business and Management with a specialization in Accounting at the University of Maryland.