Executive Director - Louise Waxler

Louise has more than 25 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 1985 as the Director of the Columbia Invitational Soccer Tournament serving in that capacity until joining the Maryland SoccerPlex in 2005 as Soccer Programs Director. 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, as only the third female in the 69 years of the organization to hold the office of President.  In 2010, Louise was a recipient of the 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 for her personal contributions and achievements in respect to community sports.  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. 

Club Administrator - Eileen Hopkins

Eileen’s early career started at ABC selling time for television commercials in Dallas and NY.  Upon her relocation to McLean, Eileen’s husband coached a boy’s recreation team while Eileen volunteered as an AGC in 1991.  In November 1992, she was offered the position as the MYS Administrator at a time when the club had less than 1300 players.   Eileen continues to be responsible for the overall management of the MYS recreation program and club-wide registration.

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, most recently 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, participating in a local weekly league.  She studied Business and Management with a specialization in Accounting at the University of Maryland.