M.A.A. History

The Merton Athletic Association is a volunteer-based 501c3 non-profit organization whose purpose is to offer athletic activities for residents of Merton and the surrounding communities. Our goal is to introduce and expand knowledge of sports and to develop appropriate-level skills and sportsmanship in a safe and fun environment. Through athletics a child can develop focus, learn discipline, build determination, and understand the 'team' concept. A child with strong self-esteem is a child on track to success.

The Merton Athletic Association was started more than 35 years ago and was originally established with adults in mind. It started with adult baseball and later adult softball was added with games being played at Fireman's Park.

Although M.A.A. continues to offer programs for adults, our focus has shifted over the years. Now the majority of our programs are targeted toward the children in our community using area schools and playgrounds as game sites.

At the time Merton Intermediate School was adding on and Merton Primary School was being built (1997), M.A.A. had a vision of developing the 'Merton School Park'. This concept included baseball diamonds, volleyball courts, a concession stand, bathrooms and trees for shade where children can come and play. As time has gone on, we have come closer to the completed park concept.

The Merton area is growing and with the continued support of the board and parent volunteers, our association will continue to offer more sports programs to the community.

 

Monthly Board Meetings
Monthly board meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Merton Intermediate School. Contact the M.A.A. President for the specific room and time or to be put on the agenda.

Board of Directors

Officers Directors
President

Mike Boerst 

(Ponies Director)(AMSAC basketball director)

Joelle Liethen
(Volunteer Coordinator)
 

 Ken Nyhouse

(Fillies Fastpitch League Director/Grounds)

Vice President

Andy Welnetz

(Red, White and Brew Committee)

John Harlos

(Mavericks Director)

Brian Ripplinger 

(First Aid Director)

 

Secretary

Leslie Carpenter

(Travel Baseball/Fastpitch Uniforms and AMSAC Uniforms)

Jon Wallgren

(Rec Baseball Director, baseball equipment Director)

Steve Adair

(Concessions Director; Red, White and Brew Committee leader)

Treasurer Scott Schulenburg

James Koeppen 

(Umpire Director, Soccer Director)

Marty Laur
Jason Heiman
(Sponsorship Director, Rec Basketball director)
 
Activities Director Heidi Blatnik  
 
 

The current Merton Athletic Association board would like to thank all former members of the board. The countless hours spent diligently managing and improving M.A.A. sports programs have been (and still are!) appreciated by past and present Merton-area kids and their families.

The current Merton Athletic Association board would like to thank all former members of the board. The countless hours spent diligently managing and improving M.A.A. sports programs have been (and still are!) appreciated by past and present Merton-area kids and their families. 

Barb Boettcher 3+ years Scott Kleinhans 3+ years
Krista Morrisey 3+ years  Tina Schultz 3+ years Troy Fritz 3+ years
Russ Hauser 3+ years Bob Zanotti 3+ years  Dan Plese 3+ years
Chris Tanke 3+ years Lori Steinhauer 3+ years Becky Kopka 3+ years
Jeff Thiel 3+ years Matt McQuestion 3+ years Chris Cummings 3+ years
Jim Glynn 3+ years  Pat Koerber 3+ years Heidi Miller 3+ years
Debbie Esser 3+ years Larry Gilmore 3+ years Ronda Paszek 3+ years
Peter Smith 7 years Tom Berenz 3+ years Traci Ellis 1-3 years
Jeff Zirgibel 7 years Larry Gundrum 7 years Janine Wallgren 3 years

Brian Herbst 7 years

Jennifer Carter 2+ years  Mike Crawley 5+ years

Lisa Lamack 3 years

John Hazod 7 years Jay Shallue 3 Years

Contact Us:

PO Box 734

Merton WI 53056

Actdir@mertonathletics.org