MTA Soccer Staff

Dan StorlienGirls Director

Danny Storlien has been an important part of MTA for 18+ years

  • USSF A License, USSF Youth license and NSCAA Premier license.
  • Masters in Education and in Athletic Administration
  • Teacher and HS boys’ soccer coach for 23 years at Bloomington Jefferson
  • Former Professional Men’s Asst Coach, Minnesota Thunder
  • Former Semi-Professional Women’s Coach, Minnesota Lightning
  • Former Region II ODP Staff Coach
  • Former Athletic Director, Jefferson High School
  • 3 time ECNL Champions League Playoffs
  • ECNL Midwest Division Champions
  • Played D1 college soccer at UW-Green Bay and DIII at St Mary’s
  • Played high school soccer at Park Cottage Grove
  • Caption of both college and high school teams.
Steve BellisBoys Director

Steve Bellis was named MTA Boys Director in July, 2018.

  • Head Soccer Coach for the Womens program at D-II Concordia College.
  • Led Wings Soccer Club prior to its merger with MTA.
  • Prior Olympic Development Program (ODP) staff coach
  • 4 years as a boys’ soccer academy coach at Manchester United Football Club
  • 7 years as Head Coach at D-III St. Catherine University.
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in applied sport studies and social science
  • Masters in Sports Management
  • Played for Chorley AFC in Lancashire UK from 1992-1998
  • UEFA and USSF B License, NSCAA Advanced National License
  • English Football Assoc Coaching License
Tobbe ThorsellJuniors Director

Tobbe Thorsell is an established soccer coach and director

  • 15 years’ experience coaching youth soccer in Minnesota
  • High school coaching experience
  • 6 years of collegiate coaching experience.
  • Played for IF Brommapojkarna Youth Academy in Sweden
  • Assistant Coach at Gustavus Adolphus College – 3 MIAC Championships and NCAA berths.
  • Played semi-professional soccer for Swedish Club IFK Viksjo.
  • USSF National D License and NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
  • USSF National C License certification in process

MTA Operations Staff

Maureen BrickExecutive Director
Tara BlastickOperations - Events & Financial Aid
Kate ZaverOperations - Fields & Scheduling
Shelly KellyRegistrar
Boys Coaching Staff Licensing
Dane Obermeyer USSF A License
Jorge De Los Rios USSF B License
USSF National Youth
Brad Fewell USSF B License
John Swallen, GK Director USSF B License
Mark Yueill USSF B License
Ralph Akale USSF C License
Fernando Jimenez USSF C License
Ty Seim USSF C License
Randall Mateo USSF National D License
Jim Rennie USSF National D License
NSCAA GK (Levels I, II & III)
Aaron Percy USSF E License
Roberto Moreira USSF F License
Erik Moore
Girls Coaching Staff Licensing
Mark Abboud USSF A License
David Alberti USSF B License
Nels Dokken USSF National D License
Terrence Leindecker, GK Director USSF B License
NSCAA GK (Levels I, II & III)
Bulut Ozturk USSF B License
NSCAA GK (Levels I, II & III)
NSCAA Premier Diploma
Director of Coaching Diploma
Masters in Soccer Coaching
Meghan Schoeberl USSF B License
USSF National Youth
Krystle Seidel USSF B License
NSCAA National Diploma
Mark Yueill USSF B License
Allison Horn USSF C License
Joseph Hartwell USSF C License
David Juarez USSF National D License
John Engen USSF State D License
Stephanie Jacobson USSF E License
Olivia Mehlhorn USSF E License
Tommy Sivongsay, ThunderBolts AD USSF F License
Isabelle Boudreau
MacKenzie Graybill
Andrew Kim
Tim Meyer, ThunderBolts Director

MTA Board of Directors

Pete HaineyPresident
Craig MacBeanBoard member
Dan LeeTreasurer
Tony PeleskaBoard member
Kelly BrackinSecretary
Abir RoyBoard member
Anne BeatonBoard member
Jeff WitteBoard member