Malibu teams compete for championship

Malibu AYSO boys U16 team B (back row, from left): Assistant coach Tom Sorce, Harrison Smart, Cameron Silbar, James Handel, Jake Nokes, Roman Jensen, Ricky Felipe, William Menjivar, head coach Rick Erickson, (front row, from left) Addie Lewis, Jameson Gann, Jarod Wang, Ari Taubleib and Daniel Eisner celebrate their win.

For the first time in the history of the program, two Malibu AYSO boys U16 teams competed head to head for the Area 10E championship last month at Dos Vientos Park in Newbury Park. Malibu’s Team B, led by coach Rick Erickson and assistant coach Tom Sorce, took home the championship trophy after a decisive 6-1 victory.

The championship game ended a very successful season for both teams and highlighted the strength of Malibu’s AYSO soccer program.