The Santa Barbara Splash champions are (front row, left to right): Yoselyn Lara, Chelsea Newlove, Salma Balogun and Callie Labistour; backrow, left to right: Coach Mike Miller, Victoria Martinez, Kaydance Gardner, Sienna Aguilar, Ava Miller, Aven Hardy, Gwenyth Postma, coach Yusuf Balogun and coach Charlie Gardner.


The Carpinteria United 10U girls’ all-star soccer team won its third tournament title of the season June 1-2 at the Santa Barbara Splash tournament. Over the weekend the team went 4-0, defeating teams from Camarillo, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades and Santa Barbara. The United went 17-2 on the season and scored 80 goals while only giving up 17. Head coach Mike Miller said, “As coaches we preached the importance of defense all season and we worked on it in practice more than most teams and it showed in the end.” Miller also praised the passion of the 10U stars. “We had 11 girls on our team and they all showed great passion during the season. This weekend I was especially impressed by Yoselyn Lara. Despite being our smallest player, she showed the heart of a lion and really set the tone for the rest of the team with her physical play. If these girls keep playing together, the future of soccer is very bright in Carpinteria,” he added.

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