From the Sidelines
Local Leadership Information
Naomi Valentin, Program Director:
Naomi grew up in Laurel, Delaware. She went to Sussex Technical High School where she played varsity basketball for 2 years and JV soccer for 1 year. Both of Naomi’s parents are from countries in the Caribbean where soccer is the main sport played, so as she grew up she developed a huge passion for soccer. The World Cup was like the Super Bowl in her household growing up. Soccer is Naomi’s favorite sport; retired American professional soccer player Mia Hamm is one of her biggest inspirations. Naomi graduated from UMD with a Bachelors degree in marketing and a minor in business law. She also later received her Masters in early childhood education and Public Relations. Naomi brings forth a huge background in working with children and in public relations so she looks forward using all of that knowledge and experience to make sure the children fall in love with Soccer Shots.
Contact: email@example.com or (443) 975-1220
Melanie Cisiewicz, Program Coordinator:
Melanie was born and raised in Northern Virginia where her soccer career started. Growing up, her travel team Springfield United won several Virginia state championships. Melanie was recruited to play Division 1 soccer at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland where she lettered all four years and earned a Business Degree. After college she has continued to play on multiple adult teams in the area and traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the Coed National Tournament. Melanie is excited to share her knowledge and love of the game to kids of all ages.
Contact: Melanie@soccershots.org or 703-350-8203
Mark Seikaly, Program Coordinator:
Mark was born and raised in the Northern Virginia area and has been playing soccer since he was four years old. Mark graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Sport Management, has six years of coaching experience with soccer and basketball at the high school level, has been a summer camp counselor for a cumulative five years, and recently concluded an internship with the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals. He is extremely excited to be a part of Soccer Shots and help grow the sport in the community.
Contact: MarkSeikaly@soccershots.org or (703) 943-8412
Jeff Homens, Development Coordinator:
Ever since scoring his first goal at age five, soccer has played a major part in Jeff’s life. Jeff joins the Soccer Shots team after an exciting past shaped, and perpetually influenced, by that little round ball. After graduating from Towson University with a degree in Sport Management, Jeff joined the world of sport sales, first working with a company based out of the Maryland Soccer Plex and then with local professional side, D.C. United. Along the way came opportunities to travel, attend numerous matches, and learn, again with that little round ball. Still active and playing, Jeff understands the impact one can have on a child’s life, not just in a soccer capacity, but as a human-being for the future.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-739-5294
Camilo Beltran, Executive Director:
Camilo is a former Maryland regional and state champion soccer player from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. Camilo also grew up playing for the Bethesda Soccer Club where he won multiple championships and accolades. Camilo attended University of Maryland College Park where he majored in finance with a minor in marketing and Spanish business culture. Camilo has been coaching youth soccer in Northern Virginia for more than six years. His positions have included the Potomac School in Mclean, the Great Falls High Performance Academy, and NCSL and WAGS travel teams for the Reston Soccer Association. Camilo holds a USSF D License.