Malibu girls earn spot at state


Malibu soccer stars (bottom row, from left) Sangita Stehle, Daisy Armstrong, Emery Fine, Mia Green, (top row, from left) Madeleine Ward, Izzy Chavira, Sophie Johnson, Nina Hungerland, coach Tim Ward, Lee Sandel, Skylar Cronenweth and Maya Sandel earned third place at the California State Championships in Cathedral City March 17-18. The girls AYSO Extra G14 team beat a number one-seeded Valencia team and faced a top-ranked Corona team to claim their award. This is only the fourth time in 40 years Malibu has been represented in the state championships. Many of the girls are honor students who have been playing soccer together for many years. Photo courtesy of Lisa Stanhope