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Meet Our Team
On November 1, 2017, Heidi and Brett Allen assumed responsibility for all event scheduling, program direction, and oversight of the building currently recognized as 207Sports, located at 1173 Riverside Street in Portland. At that time, the facility became identified as the Maine Athletic Complex or the MAC. Learn more about them below.
Heidi Howard Allen
Heidi graduated from Middlebury College in 1999 with a degree in art history and a minor in sociology. At Middlebury, Heidi was a decorated athlete, earning six national All-American honors on the field hockey and lacrosse fields. She was a member of the school’s first DIII NCAA Championship team in field hockey, while also winning two DIII NCAA Championships in lacrosse. Her accolades include being named DIII National Lacrosse Player of the Year, NESCAC Player of the Year in both sports, graduating as the school's field hockey leader for most goals and points in a career and being named to the Middlebury College Inaugural Hall of Fame class in January 2015.
Heidi’s extensive career began while working at Sports Illustrated in New York from 2000-2004, where she played an integral role in developing and selling multi-media sponsorships such as Sportsman of the Year and executing marketing events such as the Swimsuit Party. Heidi also managed SI’s 50th Anniversary Tour in over 30 cities and the SI client & Olympic athlete hospitality center during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
Heidi spent two seasons (2005-2007) with the field hockey and lacrosse teams at her alma mater, Choate Rosemary Hall. While at Choate, Heidi also worked as an Assistant Director of Athletics and an Associate Director of Admissions. From 2007-2009, Heidi served as assistant coach of the field hockey and lacrosse programs at Middlebury College.
From 2009-2011, Heidi spent two years in the Advancement Office at Bates College planning and executing events for leadership level donors including Presidential and Trustee events.
Since 2009, Heidi has been the Associate Head Coach of the women’s lacrosse team at Bates College and the Co-Founder of collEdge Camps. In 2014, she became a Co-Owner and Co-Director of Maineiax Lacrosse Club, which is the premier girl's lacrosse club in Maine.
A 1996 graduate of St. Lawrence University, Brett has a master’s degree in kinesiology with a focus in athletic administration/coaching from James Madison University.
Brett was appointed as the head women’s lacrosse coach at Bates College in 2006 after serving as the team’s assistant coach during the 2005 season and earning an appointment as Bates’ head volleyball coach in the summer of 2004. No longer coaching volleyball, Brett is directly involved in the women’s lacrosse team’s recruiting efforts as well as implementing practice plans and developing and adjusting team strategy throughout the season. Prior to arriving at Bates, Brett was an assistant women’s lacrosse and volleyball coach at Washington and Lee University in Virginia for two years.
He has led the Bates program to seven appearances in the NESCAC Championships while also leading them to a Division III Top 20 ranking in each of those years. He was named the 2016 NESCAC Coach of the Year. He has coached six All-Americans, including the 2015 and 2016 Division III Goalie of the Year, and each of his teams has been honored as an IWLCA Honor Squad (team GPA above 3.0). He has served as the Division III National All-American Committee Chair and on the NCAA Division III Championship Committee.
In 2010, Brett became Co-Founder of collEdge Camps, while also becoming a Co-Owner of Maineiax Lacrosse Club in 2014, the premier girl's lacrosse club in Maine.
Heidi and Brett live in the Portland area with their three sons and two pups.
Heidi Allen, Co-Owner of Maine Athletic Complex, LLC states: “We recognize the need for viable indoor space for the many sports programs that are competing for indoor turf time throughout the year. While we will maintain existing relationships that current tenants have at 207Sports, we also expect to diversify the type of usage the facility has seen in the past. Our goal is for different types of groups to take advantage of the space so that it can become the home for numerous events in the community. It will be a place where each family member can enjoy the benefits of what the facility offers.”
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“It’s an exciting time for sports groups, clubs, and events in the Portland area. There are so many people who are investing more time participating in club and town sports. It’s important to us to provide a facility that can meet the needs of all of these groups while creating a space that is accessible to all.”
"Heidi and Brett provide a positive and productive atmosphere where players interested in the Division III experience can be coached by those coaches and play with like-minded student-
Maineiax Lacrosse Club
"Thanks for all you are doing for my daughter and for the sport in Maine. Your hard work and dedication will be reflected in a generation of women with outstanding character enhanced by your influence."
collEdge Camp Parent,
"My daughter had a great experience at your camp and said it was the best camp she has been to! It was very organized and appreciate how smoothly everything ran. The informational session that Brett ran for the parents was very informative and valuable. Thanks again for a great camp!"