Mael comes to Academy One via Lorient, France. He was born and raised in Lorient and played for the Academy of the Lorient FC French Ligue 1 premier professional team. He was a member of their Academy team from 2006 - 2010. He made it all the way through the Lorient ranks, making it to the reserve team for two years (French 5th Division). He won two championships with Lorient. One championship as an Academy player in the U-15 National Championships and one with the reserve team in the French 5th Division Championships. Mael earned prestigious All-Tournament honors in the Plougonvelin Tournament in 2010 where he played against Boavista Porto, Dynamo Kiev, and Hajduk Split. After that season Mael was offered a large professional contract with Real Sociodad of Spain's La Liga premier professional league. Unfortunately, Mael suffered a severe ankle injury that made him unable to accept the offer. After successful rehabilitation, Mael chose to attend Hawaii Pacific University in Hawaii. Mael led the Hawaii Pacific team to the first conference championship in the school's history. He finished with very impressive statistics in his first year in Hawaii. Mael finished third in the nation in shutouts. He was second in the nation in shutout percentage: 0.61. Mael goes into his second year at Hawaii Pacific with an amazing 0.8 goals against average, which was the best in the nation. Mael earned two All-PacWest Conference nominations in his time at HPU and finished as the greatest goalkeeper the program has ever known. Mael spent the Summer of 2012 training with Real Maryland PDL team as they earned a playoff appearance and finished in the National PDL Final Four. After his time as a player at Hawaii Pacific, Mael became one of the Assistant Coaches. He was a coach at HPU for several years, even working with Academy One members Chandler Schur and Eduardo Palacios. Mael also devoted himself to building soccer in Hawaii. He was a Director for Hawaii Olympic Development and was a highly successful and prominent club coach. He has gone to great lengths to implement is extensive soccer intellect, intelligence, and passion into providing a quality atmosphere of education and training for Hawaii's soccer youth. He currently holds the position of Director of Coaching for the Honolulu Bulls, the largest club program in Hawaii. Mael went on to earn his Master's Degree in Business Administration while pursuing his many coaching exploits. We are very proud to say that Mael is one of Academy One's Directors. Mael lives in Hawaii with his beautiful wife and sons.