Via Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District press release.

Photo courtesy of SMMUSD. (Left to Right): Gary Berry, Mikaela Newall, Audrey Howard, Ruby Winn, Lila Subin, Sasha Zuckerbraun, Isabella Padilla, Assistant Coach – Elvis Guerra
(Front row): Elina Guerra,Nina Slavonia, Nyla Ryf, Andrea Prieto

Santa Monica Saints Girls U9 Extra (AYSO Region 20) won the Area 1P Championship Sectional Playoffs in Riverside last weekend.

Two games, both 6-0 shutouts.

The team includes students from Will Rogers Learning Community, Edison Elementary School, Roosevelt Elementary School and Grant Elementary School, all in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, one girl from Beverly Vista Elementary School in Beverly Hills and one from from St. Augustine in Culver City.

Section 1 includes Southern California, Western Arizona, and Southern Nevada.

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Area P is includes communities from West LA to downtown LA.

Section 1 (largest AYSO section in the country) is made up of 125,000 players from Northern So Cal to Nevada.

They now move on to the Western States Championships in Carson City, Nevada on March 25th.  The team is lead by an AYSO Community Volunteer, Gary Barry, as the Head Coach.

Western States Championship covers Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona.