PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (Monday, May 22, 2017) – Long Island SC, a member of the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy, is pleased today to announce Massapequa Soccer Club as an Associate Member Club.

Massapequa SC will act as Long Island SC player identification partner within the central area of Long Island responsible for identifying, evaluating and recommending the top elite players from their community and surrounding areas to the Girls’ Development Academy.

“Massapequa Soccer Club has a storied history on Long Island and embodies the Girls’ Development Academy mission for developing top level players,” Long Island SC Technical Staff member Tarl Smith said. “We are excited to add Massapequa SC as an Associate Member Club and to include Richard Nuttall to the Technical Staff.”

Nuttall is in his 29th year at the helm of the Hofstra University men’s soccer program and has been the Director of Coaching for the Massapequa SC for the past six years. A native of South Yorkshire, England, Nuttall played with Leeds United and Stoke City of the English Football League. He is an English FA licensed coach.

In addition to his roles at Massapequa SC and Hofstra, Nuttall joins Long Island SC as a Technical Staff member responsible for overseeing and recommending players from Massapequa SC to Long Island SC and the Girls’ Development Academy.

“It is incredibly exciting for Massapequa Soccer Club to be partnering with Long Island SC,” Nuttall said. “The U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy is a terrific opportunity for female players in Massapequa, Nassau County and all of Long Island. I am excited and look forward to providing a clear pathway for players to reach the highest pinnacle in girls’ soccer.”

Questions pertaining to Long Island SC and the Girls’ Development Academy should be directed by email at or by phone at 516.622.3900 ext. 3.