Dear Soccer Family,
As many of you may know Mark Lahr, a member of our soccer family who was both a coach and referee, passed away last week. It is a big loss to our family. His family will be holding a memorial at our soccer fields. The date is Monday March 21, 2016 at 7:00pm. Please attend and support the Lahr family.
Also, the family would appreciate any support you provide with donations at the following link:
Dear AYSO 174 Family,
The 50th Anniversary AYSO National Games came and went. They took place in Torrance and Riverside, California in July. On behalf of our entire soccer family I would like to Congratulate all of the players and families of the six teams who attended these week long events. All the players represented 174 with a high level of Sportsmanship and played their hearts out in light of the hot days. The teams played anywhere from 7 – 10 games in a period of 5 continuous days.
Four of the teams made it to the final days of the event and came home with medals; 3 First Place and 1 Third Place.
Congratulations to all who participated and attended these exciting games. They are all WINNERS!
Region 174 u14 Boys All Stars won the AYSO California State Championship on March 16, 2014 in Bakersfield, CA. The team won their semi final match against a Section 11 team from North Park, CA (Region 785). The score of the match was 3 – 2.
The Championship match was against another Section 11 team from Fountain Valley, CA (Region 5). The final score was 3 – 1.
The team is coached by Daniel Diaz and Steve Ortiz. This is the second time in 2 years that Region 174 has had a team win a State Championship. Last year, the u14 Girls All Star team won the California AYSO State Championship.
Congratulations to the players on the team for the outstanding team work and winning attitude.
From Councilperson Englander’s December 14, 2012 E-News
At the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) Board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11, we secured the final approval for a 45 year lease agreement between MWD, Department of Water and Power (DWP), and the Granada Hills Youth Recreation Center.
We worked for 10 years to find a way to ensure that the thousands of boys and girls from our community could continue to use the Granada Hills ball fields for generations to come. This is more than simply a soccer field – generations of youth in our community have grown up playing soccer and baseball at this facility, learning the values of sportsmanship, community involvement and team work. Many families have fond memories from years of spending Saturdays and Sundays watching their children play soccer and baseball.
10 years ago, MWD needed to expand their water filtration operations and needed the space where the ball fields were located, and there was no suitable alternative location. It was possible that our community would have lost this cherished resource. Our office, DWP, MWD and the Mayor’s office were able to find a mutually beneficial solution that provided a location to MWD for their operations on City property, and we secured the 45-year lease so that we could keep the ball fields at the current location in Granada Hills.