The Ellicott City Soccer Club prides itself on being operated by soccer people. After all, one of our core values is that we are soccer people serving soccer families. Our board is made up of advocates for the game of soccer and want your child to have a great experience playing the game, just as they did. The board understands the value of the soccer experience in overall development and will make decisions based on what is best for the whole club, rather than an individual, a team, coach or a certain level of play. Our board also knows how to create a true club culture drawing from their personal experiences, blending the best characteristics from each member in order to offer a unique soccer experience. One goal is to include the social side of the club, whereas you feel like you are part of something bigger. That it is more than just your team, your game and your results. It is our club, with members sharing the overall experience, together. It is a sense of community, a network of lifelong friends and families, that may not always agree but will support each other through the process. This is the desire of the board and we are committed to the cause. The board members are listed below:
President, Ken Heydt
Our president, Mr. Ken Heydt is a founding member of the Ellicott City Soccer Club. Ken attended Oakland Mills High School and played collegiate soccer at the University of Akron. Mr. Heydt also coached at Hartford.
Vice President, Mike Senisi
Mr. Senisi has been involved with youth, high school and collegiate soccer for over 25 years. As a former player at SUNY Cortland, collegiate soccer coach at Cazenovia College, founder/director of Soccer Explorations (soccer for 3-5 year olds) and high school soccer coach at Centennial HS, he understands the true significance of proper instruction at every age level. Mike has been with the Howard County Public School System for over 20 years and has written the highly successful Allied Sports Program curriculum that is currently being implemented in all Howard County high schools. With Mike’s experiences and knowledge of the game, he is a true asset to our ECSC board.
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Secretary, Robbie Mamula
Mr. Mamula is a local product that has been engaged in soccer since a young child. Having played in multiple clubs in his youth career here in Maryland and capping it off with a excellent career at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC - Class of '94). Robbie was a four year starter and graduated with a Degree in Business with a concentration in Sports Management. He has coached his children for the last thirteen years in soccer and baseball. His professional career is in the Foodservice industry working for Butterball LLC, the largest turkey company in the world. Robbie will be engaged in multiple facets of the new club from setting strategy in social media world, fan wear and marketing.
Treasurer, Bob Ryerson
Mr. Ryerson is a retired engineer who recently served five years on the Board of a (non-profit) Private School in the capacity of Treasurer/Financial Advisor . A long time soccer parent (and grandparent) of both male and female players from the youth to collegiate level and beyond, Mr. Ryerson will serve on the Board of ECSC with integrity, efficiency and attention to detail.
At Large, Samuel L. Hinson
Mr. Hinson is an Oakland Mills Soccer Alumni, a former player of Coach Stara and a person who is thankful for the traditions established by the Founders, Board Members and Leadership of the ECSC. As a Senior year transplant from Texas, soccer gave him an immediate extension of friends and family, many of whom remain lifelong. Soccer also provided to him important life lessons, demonstrated through the actions of acclaimed coaches, dedicated parents and supportive families. As an Advisory Board Member he will work to return the favor in some meaningful way and contribute whenever possible to its ongoing development and success.
At Large, Andy Veliuona
Andy grew up in Catonsville playing soccer for a local travel team. In his early teens Andy decided to move to a soccer club in Howard County. This decision helped develop Andy into a player that would go on to play Division I soccer at Loyola University MD. Andy has been involved in coaching his children and looks forward to coaching his 4 year old son very soon. Andy is involved in several businesses including a real estate information services company he co-founded in 1999. Community involvement is very important and Andy has served on the Board of Directors of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults for the last 5 years. Andy will be instrumental in helping the new club create win-win partnerships with the business and non-profit communities in and around Howard County.