Plymouth Meeting, PA (10/6/2016)—Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer is proud to announce the hiring of Molly Freitag as Marketing Manager. In this role, Freitag will maintain the state association’s relationship with our strategic partners and sponsors. She will also be responsible for the overall marketing of the organization and its programs, including overseeing branding, advertising, merchandising and special events.
She previously worked in the same position for US Youth Soccer, where she handled marketing for the largest youth sports organization in America.
“Molly has vast experience at the national level. She did great things at US Youth Soccer,” said Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Chief Executive Officer Chris Branscome. “We’re excited to have her in Eastern Pennsylvania as we strive to better serve our players, clubs and families.”
As part of her duties with US Youth Soccer, Freitag managed the Kohl’s American Cup, a 45-event, traveling recreational tournament that focuses on providing players with the opportunity to compete in a fun, friendly environment. She also served as the day-to-day contact for 17 national partners, including Kraft Foods, Nestle Nesquik, the Army National Guard and Kohl’s Department Stores among others.
During the annual US Youth Soccer National Championships, Freitag was the national office point of contact for the local organizing committee in addition to her various marketing roles.
Freitag, a Bridgeton, New Jersey native and lifelong soccer player, graduated from Boston University with a degree in Communications and Advertising and earned her Master’s in Sport Management from Drexel University. She later served as a Men’s Basketball Intern at St. Joseph’s University prior to heading to US Youth Soccer.
Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer also recently promoted Meridith Crowell to the role of Program Director and hired Adam Marianelli as an Administrative Assistant, a position Crowell previously held. Crowell has been working at Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer since October 2015. In her new role, she will work with Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer’s Coaching Education Department, Olympic Development Program, special events as well as managing our TOPSoccer program for special needs children. Marianelli is a 2016 graduate of Holy Family University, where he played varsity soccer and majored in Sport Marketing. Adam had previously been an intern with Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer, assisting with soccer operations and resident camps.