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Meet Our Staff

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and other leaders in our community.

   

Paul Mumby

President
Co-founder BEST Soccer and BEST FC
Coach: 1999 Girls, 2002 Girls, 2005 Girls Elite

Phone: 508-292-6082
Email: paul@bestsoccer.org


UEFA 'B' License
NSCAA Premier Diploma
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
NSCAA Small-sided Games Diploma
Certified Goalkeeping Coach
Coerver Youth Diploma
Certified K - 12 Physical Education Teacher                   
Coaching Experience:
West Boylston Girls State Winning Coach
1999-2007
Westborough High School Girls Varsity Coach
2007-Present 
WPI College Club Coach

Playing Experience:
Semi Professional

Maria Mumby

CEO
Co-founder BEST Soccer and BEST FC

Phone: 508-292-6082
Email: maria@bestsoccer.org

Qualifications:
International M.B.A., Nyenrode Business Universiteit, The Netherlands
B.S., Accounting (with honors), Philadelphia University, Pa
A.B., Penn State University, State College, Pa 

Work Experience:
IBM, Strategy Consulting Group, Cambridge, Ma
Mainspring, E-commerce Consulting, Cambridge, Ma
Lucent Technologies, North Andover, Ma
AT&T, Philadelphia, Pa
Legg Mason Wood Walker, Philadelphia, Pa 

James Proctor

Director of Coaching

Phone: 508-740-0309
Email: james@bestsoccer.org 

James brings over 24 years of playing, coaching and management experience to the position, including playing professionally in both England and the United States.  Currently the Worcester Academy Boys Head Varsity Soccer Coach, James has a winning track record having built several nationally ranked teams since 2000, including top 10 rankings in 2013, 2014 and 2016.    

James currently holds a B License from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).  James serves on the New England Prep School Association Executive Committee and is currently the New England Premiership State Cup Tournament Director for Massachusetts.

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Shaun Whittington

Junior Academy Director
Coach: 2003 Girls Premier, 2006 Boys Elite, 2008 Boys Elite

Email: shaun@bestsoccer.org 

UEFA 'B' License
NSCAA National Diploma
FA Level 3 Qualification
Certified Level 1 SAQ Trainer
BSc Physical Education Degree
Program Director for Challenger Sports New England

Coaching Experience:
JSSA Boys Director
Coached High School and College in England

Professional Club Coaching:
Portsmouth FC

Playing Experience:
Semi Professional              


Jensen Shipp

Girls Junior Club Coordinator

Coach: 2001 Boys, 2005 Boys Elite
Email: jensen@bestsoccer.org 

NSCAA Premier Dipolma
NSCAA Advanced National Dipolma
NSCAA National Diploma
USSF National 'D' License 
USSF 'E' License
NSCAA Level 1 Futsal Diploma
Coerver Youth Diploma 
BSC Sports Management
Summa Cum Laude Honors

Playing Experience:

Collegiate

Steve Bishop

Coach: 2003 Girls Elite

Email: stbish13@gmail.com

2000-2015 Marlborough High School
Boy's Varsity Coach 
2007 Mass. State Coach of Year
Div 1 Boy's Varsity Soccer
2007 Central Mass Coach of Year 
Boy's Varsity Soccer
2012 Central Mass Coach of Year 
Boy's Varsity Soccer 
1993-1998 Holy Name High School  Coach

Playing Experience:
Brandies University
1986-1990 (captain 1990)

Traci Sipniewski

Coach: 2001 Girls, 2006 Girls Elite

Email:  tracisipniewski@gmail.com

Masters in Social Work, University of Michigan
USSF G, F, and E Licenses 
NSCAA National Diploma
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

Coaching Experience
Private lessons for collegiate and ODP preparation
Town programs in Richmond, In; Fayetteville, AR; Watertown, MA; and Ashland, MA Varsity Soccer Coach for Ashland High School
Coaching Director for Ashland Youth Soccer

Playing Experience
10 year club player in Memphis, TN
4 year ODP player- State team, regional pool
4 year varsity player on high school team
4 year collegiate

Joe Brady

Coach: 2004 Girls Premier
Email: JBrady@clarku.edu

USSF C License
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NSAA National Diploma
Associate Athletic Director at Clark University


Coaching Experience:
Clark University - Head coach Women's Soccer
Anna Maria College 
1997 Commonwealth Coast Coach of the Year
Juventus, Fuller Hamlets, Inter Bandits, and NEFC
Massachusetts Olympic Development Team Staff Goalkeeper coach
Massachusetts Olympic Development Team Head Goalkeeper coach

Duarte Eduardo

Coach: 2006 Boys Premier, 2007 Boys Elite

Email: dmesje2014@gmail.com

USSF National “C” license 

Coaching Experience:
 1995-2000 UMass Dartmouth NCAA Division 3
Assistant Coach Women’s Soccer 

2002-2007 Eastern Mass Soccer Club
1999-2001 Scorpions Soccer Club 

2001-2006 Stoughton High School Division 1
Head Coach Girls Varsity Soccer (First 3 winning seasons in program history)
2005 Hockomock League Champions 14-0-3
2005 Brockton Enterprise Coach of the Year

Bobby Cooley

Boys Junior Club Coordinator
Coach: 2000 Boys, 2004 Boys Premier
Email:  bobbycooley13@gmail.com
Education:
University of New Hampshire

Playing Experience: 
University of New Hampshire
Franklin Pierce University

Coaching Experience:
USSF F License
Westborough High Soccer Boys Soccer
Algonquin Regional High School Boys Soccer
Mansfield High School Girls Soccer

Ben Deschaine

Coach: 2003 Boys Elite

Email: bdeschaine@gmail.com

Bentley College
Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Finance
Played soccer in college and beyond

USSF D Licensce
Wiscasset High School, Wiscasset, ME
Played goalkeeper; set a record for shutouts in a season as well receiving best goal keeper honor
Director of the in-town soccer program for the Southborough Youth Soccer Association
Successfully coached boys teams in BAYS including winning the Presidents Cup and a first place finish in the top division
Head coach Massachusetts District Select Program 2015 BU11 team (2nd place finish)

Neil Cifuentes

Boys Senior Director
Assistant Coach: 2003 Boys

Email: neilcifuentes@stmarksschool.org

St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
M.Ed Education May 2001
B.A. Double Major Government and Spanish, May 1996

NSCAA National Coaching Diploma (Distinguished Pass)
Coerver Coaching Licensed Instructor

St. Mark's Head Boy's Varsity Coach 2008-present
New England Playoff Selection and Quarterfinalist in 2013, 2015, 2016
Awarded 2015 Massachusetts Soccer Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America
Selected as the New England All-Star Game Coach 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 

St. Lawrence University, Assistant Men's and Women's Soccer Coach 2004-2007

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Caitlin Pickul

Club Goalkeeper Coach

Email: cpickul@holycross.edu

Loyola University
MBA Sports Management

Providence College
B.S. Marketing 

Played for 4 years at Providence College as goalkeeper

Coaching Experience: 
College of the Holy Cross, Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
2016-present
Wellesley College, Assistant Women's Soccer Coach and Assistant Director Strength & Conditioning
2011-2016
Salem State University, Assistant Coach and Goalkeeper Coach
2010
SF Vikings, Head Goalkeeper Coach 2008

Alisa Villarreal

Coach: 2008 Girls 

Email:  alisa@bestsoccer.org 

USSF F License

Coaching Experience:
Clinics U4-U18, New Mexico
Assistant Coach middle school girls, Native American Community Academy (NACA)
Head Coach Co-ed Middle School, NACA
Head Coach Co-ed High School, NACA

Playing Experience:
Admiral Elite FC (Captain 2008-2009)
High School Soccer, La Cueva High School
     Captain 2007 and 2008
     Ist team All-District Midfield for LCHS 2008
     2nd team All-State Midfield for LCHS 2008

Geoff Maletta

Coach: 2005 Girls Premier

Email: geoff@bestsoccer.org 

NSCAA G License 
USSF National F 
USSF National E 

Northborough Youth Soccer
Director of Coaching
Head Coach – Girls U12 Select A (4 seasons)
Head Coach – Girls U10 Select A (4 seasons)
Head Coach – Girls U8 (8 seasons)
Head Coach – Coed U6 (2 seasons)
Assistant Coach – Girls U9 Select B (1 season)
Assistant Coach – Coed U6 (2 seasons)

Educaiton
MBA, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, summa cum laude, Babson College
BA, Politics, Princeton University

James Gilbert

Coach: 2008 Boys Premier

Email: james@bestsoccer.org


Ashley Fisher

Coach: 2006 Girls Premier

Email: amfisher3@yahoo.com

Coaching Experience:
Abbey Villa 
Mass Premier Soccer
Mount Ida Athletic Department
Wellbridge Sports Club

Playing Experience:
NCAA Soccer Player of the Week
NCAA Soccer Player, Mount Ida College (4 year starter)
Varsity Soccer Player, Millbury High School (5 year starter)
Southern Worcester County All-Star Soccer Player (4 years)

BS, Sport Management, Mount Ida College
CDA-Child Development Associate
NSCAA National Dipolma

Jose Meza

Coach: 2008 Girls; 2007 Girls 

Email: jose@bestsoccer.org

USSF E License
Coerver Youth Diploma
NSCAA Special Topics Diploma
NSCAA High School Diploma

Playing Experience
Professional Youth Academy In Chile for Union Espanola
4 year varsity and captain senior year
1 year college

Coaching Experience
Club coaching 4 years
Ashland High School Varsity Boys
AYS Board Member- Director of Coaching

Steve Cimino

Coach:2003 Girls Elite

Email: steve@bestsoccer.org

NSCAA National Diploma
ISSA Certified Trainer
ICA Fitness & Conditioning for Soccer License

Coaching Experience
New England Revolution Academy Sports Performance Manager 2014-2017
Westfield University Intramural Soccer Supervisor 2006-2008
Mass Bay Community College Assistant Coach 2009-2011
District Select Coach 2009-2011
Director of Sports Performance Fieldhouse Sudbury 2013-2014
Sudbury Academy U12 Girls Head Coach 2013-2014
Academy Coach New England Revolution 2012- 2017
Strikers United U13 Boys Head Coach 2014-2015
Strikers United U11 Boys Head Coach 2014-2015
Strikers United U14 Boys Head Coach 2015-2016
Strikers United U12 Boys Head Coach 2015-2016
Strikers United U11 Boys Head Coach United & Storm team 2016-2017
Coach: 2004 Girls Elite

Email:  steve@bestsoccer.org 

NSCAA National Diploma
ISSA Certified Trainer
ICA Fitness & Conditioning for Soccer License

Coaching Experience
New England Revolution Academy Sports Performance Manager 2014-2017
Westfield University Intramural Soccer Supervisor 2006-2008
Mass Bay Community College Assistant Coach 2009-2011
District Select Coach 2009-2011
Director of Sports Performance Fieldhouse Sudbury 2013-2014
Sudbury Academy U12 Girls Head Coach 2013-2014
Academy Coach New England Revolution 2012- 2017
Strikers United U13 Boys Head Coach 2014-2015
Strikers United U11 Boys Head Coach 2014-2015
Strikers United U14 Boys Head Coach 2015-2016
Strikers United U12 Boys Head Coach 2015-2016
Strikers United U11 Boys Head Coach United & Storm team 2016-2017

Coach: 2004 Girls Elite

Email:  steve@bestsoccer.org 

NSCAA National Diploma
ISSA Certified Trainer
ICA Fitness & Conditioning for Soccer License

Coaching Experience
New England Revolution Academy Sports Performance Manager 2014-2017
Westfield University Intramural Soccer Supervisor 2006-2008
Mass Bay Community College Assistant Coach 2009-2011
District Select Coach 2009-2011
Director of Sports Performance Fieldhouse Sudbury 2013-2014
Sudbury Academy U12 Girls Head Coach 2013-2014
Academy Coach New England Revolution 2012- 2017
Strikers United U13 Boys Head Coach 2014-2015
Strikers United U11 Boys Head Coach 2014-2015
Strikers United U14 Boys Head Coach 2015-2016
Strikers United U12 Boys Head Coach 2015-2016
Strikers United U11 Boys Head Coach United & Storm team 2016-2017

Contact Us

BEST Soccer and BEST FC

PO Box 170 
Westborough, Massachusetts 01581

Email Us: info@bestsoccer.org
Phone : 508-292-6082
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