Bob Andrus is one of the founders of CP Soccer Mid Atlantic. He is a former Division 1 standout soccer player at Towson University and has been involved in youth sports in Maryland as a coach and administrator for more than 25 years. Passionate about soccer and the benefits it provides both on and off the field, he looks forward to working with CP Soccer Mid Atlantic to create a fun, rewarding and competitive program for all involved.
“I’m excited to be involved with CP Soccer and can’t wait to get started! After attending a few sessions at our NY Metro affiliate, it was immediately clear to me that these kids were playing for all the right reasons...they want to compete, have fun, play hard and be part of a team! In this “rankings crazed, gotta win every game” youth soccer environment, this was very refreshing and I knew instantly that I wanted to be involved! I look forward to working with the kids and meeting the parents. Help us spread the word!”
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Jessica is the Second-most decorated Paralympian in U.S. history. She is a four-time Paralympian (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016); 23-time medalist (13 gold, 6 silver, 4 bronze).
Long grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, but is originally from Siberia. When she was only 13 months old, she was adopted from a Russian orphanage. Born with fibular hemimelia, she didn’t have fibulas, ankles, heels and most of the other bones in her feet. At 18 months old, her legs were amputated below the knees so she could be fitted for prosthetic legs and learn how to walk.
Jessica has been involved in many sports including gymnastics, basketball, cheerleading, ice skating, biking, running, and rock climbing. She learned how to swim in her grandparents’ pool where she would spend hours pretending she was a mermaid....Daughter of Steve & Beth Long. Has five siblings, Amanda, Steven, Joshua, Hannah, and Grace.
Jess joined her first competitive swim team at 10 years old…First international competition was the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games…At 12 years old, was the youngest athlete on the U.S. Paralympic Swim Team in Athens...Winner of 77th AAU James E. Sullivan Award...Three-time (2007, 2012, 2013) recipient of the ESPN Best Female Athlete with a Disability ESPY Award…Named to Sports Illustrated’s “The World’s Best Female Athletes”…Twice (2006, 2011) named Disabled Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World magazine…Commented for NBC at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games….Is a leap year baby…Interests include Pilates, reading, interior design, finding new coffee shops and spending time with family and Carl Kirts.
Karen Hartlove, MA, CTRS
Karen is the Manager of the Child Life & Therapeutic Recreation Department at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Located in Baltimore, MD, Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized institution dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with pediatric developmental disabilities and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system, through patient care, special education, research, and professional training.
Karen has worked as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist for over 25 years at both the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Maryland School for the Blind. She works closely with programs and organizations in the community to provide recreation services to KKI patients post discharge. She is excited to support and assist in the growth of CP Soccer in the area, as well as help offer another valuable recreational program to children of all abilities.
Nick Mayhugh is a member of the US Paralympic National Team as well as a D1 student-athlete at Radford University. Nick suffered a stroke as a result of a premature birth. He has weakness on the entire left side of his body.
"Throughout my entire childhood, no one understood or believed me when I would say that my norm was different," Mayhugh added. "My doctors and family were unaware of the side effects I was experiencing until we later learned the side effects were a result of a stroke."
Growing up with the lack of feeling on the left side of his body was normal to Mayhugh and gave it no thought until November 2010. That fall, Mayhugh had a grand mal seizure, which led to hours of tests and scans. Doctors found a dead spot on the right side of the brain, which was diagnosed as a result from a stroke he suffered in utero.
"All the dots started to connect from earlier in my childhood. I was finally given an explanation for my norm," Mayhugh noted. "The stroke caused the lack of feeling, motor movement and sensation mainly in my left arm, hand and leg."
Nick’s quote about CP Soccer: “The USPNT changed my life. CP Soccer is an amazing program that gives kids just like me the opportunity to make friends, better their game and gain high level experience at a very young age. I am honored, and more than excited to continue to spread the word and help grow the sport with CP Soccer in hopes to playing with some of the kids who come through the program!”
Toni is the Program Coordinator and Clinical Instructor, Early Childhood and Elementary Education - Special Education, Towson University in Northeastern Maryland (TUNE).
Toni is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Special Education at Towson University. As well, she supervises interns as they complete their capstone experience in Harford County Professional Development Schools. Her areas of expertise are focused on formal and informal assessment of children as well as meeting the needs of all learners through differentiation and universal design for learning. As the program coordinator for the dual certification elementary/special education program at Towson University, Ms. Guidi has extensive experience and expertise related to dual certification. Prior to her role at Towson University, Toni worked in the Baltimore County Public School System as a special education teacher and later in various leadership roles. Currently, Toni is focused on the use of web tools and applications in the PreK-12 setting and college classroom in order to support all learners. This focus compliments her desire to teach about and model the three principles of Universal Design for Learning.
Ty Andrus is the head soccer coach/trainer for CP Soccer Mid Atlantic. He is a former soccer player at Salisbury University and has been involved in youth sports in Maryland as a player and coach for more than 15 years.
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