Bailey Kenney, MASC Commissioner
Bailey Kenney is in his third year with the Midwest Alliance Soccer Conference; this season serving as the MASC Commissioner. Bailey will be helping out the conference in a variety of roles this season. He is the Assistant Director of Intramural Sports at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has been a part of the Recreation and Wellbeing team since February of 2021.
Bailey has been involved with NIRSA soccer since his time as a graduate assistant at the University of Mississippi; his first volunteer opportunity was with the Operations Team at the 2018 National Tournament in Foley, Al. After attending that event, Bailey was hooked into the NIRSA club soccer scene. Since that time, Bailey has continued to stay involved by attending multiple Regional & National events, and he also serves on the NIRSA Soccer work team. Bailey is a Chelsea FC fan at heart, roots hard for the USWNT and loves to watch his sister Delaney, play for the Chicago State Cougars. In his free time, you will catch Bailey officiating women’s college basketball, playing pickleball, or hiking and exploring the mountains.
Eric Sztul, MASC Director
Service to the MASC is nothing new to Eric Sztul, who is in his twenty-eighth year as a conference director. Eric began his association with intercollegiate club soccer during his playing and coaching days as an undergraduate student-athlete at Bowling Green State University from 1994-1998.
In 1997, he assumed the commissioner's title, replacing Steve Burns of the University of Michigan. That same school year Eric received his bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University, and began his career in education as a teacher and coach in Columbus, Ohio. In 2001, he stepped down as commissioner and held the assistant/associate commissioner position. During the 2019 season, he resumed the position as MASC Executive Director/Commissioner. In the Spring of 2023, Eric stepped down as ED/Commissioner and shared that he will be helping the conference in a much smaller role.
Eric will be assisting clubs with issues that may arise during the both the season and off-season. He resides with his wife in the Columbus, Ohio metro area. In his free time he enjoys to golf, camp/hike, travel and cheer on Cleveland and Columbus sports teams, in addition to Chelsea F.C.
Elliott Miller, MASC Director, Rules Committee Chair
Elliott Miller is joining the MASC for his fifth year as director but has been involved with collegiate club soccer since 2013. Elliott graduated from Purdue University in 2017 where he was heavily involved in club sports during his time there. After Purdue, he transitioned to an administrative role for the University of South Carolina's club sports program. From there, he recently finished his master's degree at Central Michigan University and served as a Graduate Assistant for club sports while also serving as the head coach for the men's and women's club programs. Elliott's responsibilities include assisting Bailey and the rest of the MASC Board on day-to-day operations and the execution of the President's Meeting and Midwest Alliance Cup.
Aside from collegiate club soccer, Elliott still plays competitively and enjoys coaching. He is actively pursing different coaching licenses and improving his coaching credentials. Elliott is an avid Liverpool F.C. supporter and has attended Anfield for a couple of matches.
Nicole Jackson, MASC Director, Assistant Rules Committee Chair
Nicole Jackson is in her third year with the Midwest Alliance Soccer Conference; this year serving on the Board of Directors and as the Assistant Rules Committee Chair. Nicole is the Director of National Sport Programs at NIRSA headquarters and has been working at NIRSA for 6 years. Despite never playing soccer herself, Nicole has a passion for bring competition and fun together to make lasting memories! Being part of NIRSA soccer has only solidified her passion. Nicole is excited to be working more closely with all the teams in MASC this year.
Nicole resides with her Husband, Matt, and greyhound, Leela in the great Pacific Northwest. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, reading, hiking, kayaking, and hanging out with her family.
Lauren Carlson, MASC Director
Lauren Carlson is the newest member of the Midwest Alliance Soccer Conference staff serving on the MASC Board of Directors. She will be serving her second year with the conference. Lauren graduated from Truman State University in 2019 with a degree in Exercise Science - Sports Management. Shortly after, she pursued her master's in Sports Management and served as the Graduate Assistant for Intramural Sports and Club Sports at Millersville University. Upon completion of grad school, Lauren began her professional career at the University of Central Florida serving as the Coordinator for Intramural Sports and RWC Park in the Fall of 2021. Throughout her time at UCF, she was actively involved with many NIRSA Regional tournaments and served on several NIRSA Championship Series committees. Since then, she has transitioned into the Coordinator for National Sport Programs at NIRSA HQ.
Aside from her immense involvement in campus recreation, Lauren can be found actively officiating basketball, hunting for the best food spots throughout Florida, drinking a cup of coffee from a local cafe, and attending any sporting event that she can get tickets to.