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Mike Libber, founder and president of Elite Tournaments, was a prolific high school and college player, earning the Baltimore Sun 1993 Player of the Year award while leading Archbishop Curley to the MSA championship (Now MIAA). He continued his playing career for UMBC from 1994-1996 and became Coach Pete Caringi’s assistant in 1999-2000. Libber’s coaching career continued as he worked in the Baltimore Bays organization from 1997 – 2004, winning two state championship and a Region I championship. He was at the helm for the Baltimore Bays' U-23 team that won the national championship in 2002 and national finalist in 2004. Libber was then brought on as the head varsity boys coach at Oakland Mills High School in 2005 and ’06. Libber holds a USSF National ‘C’ coaching license.
As well as being involved with Elite Tournaments, Libber still finds time to volunteer for the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association as the boys state cup director and the NSCAA host committee. He has been on the local NSCAA host committee for 2000, 2005, 2008 and the upcoming event in 2011. He is currently working with the state of Maryland to help bring the 2018 and 2022 World Cup to the United States. Libber has refereed for the last 20 years and now can be found on field for both high school and college games. As a member of the Christos FC franchise, Libber has been a part of numerous champion Christos teams including the Over 30 Regional Finalists of both 2008 and 2009.
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Megan Schmidt, Co-Director
Megan is the newest member of the Elite Tournaments family, as the Director of Communications, she will be your main point of contact for any customer service inquiries. Before joining Elite Tournaments full time, Schmidt has been highly involved with coaching soccer teams in southern Maryland where she has served a variety of roles. Most recently, she has been active assisting the youth Olympic Development Program for Maryland, among others. Megan was also a four-year starter for the women’s soccer program and played on the women's basketball team at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, graduating in 2005.
Megan obtained a masters degree in Recreation and Sport Sciences with a focus on Coaching Education from Ohio University in 2008. Returning to her Alma Mater, she became the assistant coach, helping to lead the St. Mary’s College Women’s Soccer Program to their first conference title in history. Schmidt holds a NSCAA National and Advance National Diplomas as well as the USSF National 'D" coaching license.
E-mail Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony Adams, Co-Director
The presence of former Retriever standout Anthony Adams as assistant men’s soccer coach has paid huge dividends to the UMBC soccer program. On four occasions, Adams has been named one of the nation’s top assistant coaches by collegesoccernews.com, and in 2003 he was one of 27 college coaches in the nation to be honored as an Assistant Coach of the Year by AFLAC.
Adams earned four letters for UMBC from 1992-95 and was a starter in the backfield in his final three seasons. The Dundalk, Md. native (Calvert Hall) has been an extremely successful coach at the club level. As coach of the Soccer Club of Baltimore and the Baltimore Bays, he has won ten state championships, two regional titles and made two national final four appearances during his 13-year tenure.
The longest-tenured UMBC assistant coach holds a U.S.S.F. “A” coaching license. He earned a degree in history and a certificate in secondary education from UMBC in 1997. Adams earned the 1995 Retriever Club Scholarship Award, given each year to a junior student-athlete who demonstrates academic and athletic excellence and a commitment to UMBC’s community service program.
Tony Galeano, Staff Coach
In Tony's brief tenure at CSM, he has developed a rather impressive list of accomplishments. In only his first year, he took a young team to the Region XX championship game, earning himself the Coach of the Year Award in 2002. He returned the next season to win the Region XX Championship, again earning himself the honor of Region XX Division I Coach of the Year. His distinction as a young coach has earned him a space on the NJCAA rankings committee as the representative for Maryland and North Carolina.
Tony boasts an equally impressive coaching resume in addition to his current stint at CSM. He started his career here at CSM as an assistant coach under Carlos Silva from 1999-2000. He went on to become the trainer for the Waldorf Mavericks and also was the trainer for the Ft. Washington Jaguars select soccer team, which finished # 2 in the state of Maryland in 2000. He served as the head coach for the Hornets Union Soccer Association in North Carolina. Tony also coaches in the Southern Maryland District Developmental Program.
Continuing his active playing career, Tony currently plays for Southern Maryland Futsal, ranked 4th in the nation this year and 3rd in the nation in 2000. He has also participated on the Eastern Shore Sharks in the USL D3 professional soccer league. Tony won the Maryland State Cup Championship with the Waldorf Hawks and the S.C. Baltimore teams. His college experience started with CSM from 1994-95 when he was named to the All-Conference and All-Central Teams. He transferred to Wingate University, NC, earned his degree in Communication with a minor in Public Relations, played soccer there from 1997-98, and earned All-Tournament First Team at the Nike Challenge. Tony went to Thomas Stone, where he earned All-SMAC and All-State honors.
:: Important Dates
Accepted List Available
June 3. 2014
June 14, 2014
At Tournament HQ
1 hour before first game
The primary site will be
5665 Bryantown Road
Waldorf, MD 20601
:: Age Groups & Eligibility
U9-U12 Boys and Girls
Premier and Classic Teams Welcome
3 Game Minimum