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Welcome to AC Sandhills

Welcome to AC Sandhills

AC Sandhills is an athletic organization at its roots. Our mission is to offer as many recreational or competitive avenues for youth and adults to play and have fun through sport. 
Since 1986, our 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization has developed athletes through soccer. In 2010, the club opened its doors to other sports to allow a wider reach and variety of outlets. AC Sandhills now offers girls travel volleyball, the Lakers Youth Triathlon Club, girls lacrosse, recreation soccer (including the Mini Kickers and Future Star), travel soccer (developmental academy, select and classic), multiple year-round camps and clinics, and adult soccer.

With a quality, knowledgeable operations and coaching staff, AC Sandhills provides a fun and challenging experience for players of all ages. It is our goal to further our reach through growth and expansion which includes finding further possibilities through other sports and field development. 

AC Sandhills is the largest sport and athletic organization in the greater Sandhills region of North Carolina.

AC Sandhills Staff

The Athletic Club of the Sandhills
110 Commerce Avenue 
Southern Pines, NC 28387

PO Box 1425
Aberdeen, NC  28315
Phone (910) 944-9042 
Fax (910) 693-1662
Julio Penalillo

Director of Soccer 
[email protected]

Godfrey Miller
Director of Classic 
[email protected]

Zach Pressley 
Soccer Recreation Coordinator
 [email protected]

Toni Womack
Adult League Commissioner
[email protected]

Dennie McLaughlin
Volleyball Director
[email protected]

Jill McLaughlin
Lakers Youth Tri-Club Director
[email protected]

Nikki Schwob
Lacrosse Director
[email protected]

Board of Directors

The AC Sandhills Board of Directors are elected officials by a nomination process which takes place each year at our Annual General Meeting. The board meets the first Monday of each month. 

The current ACS Board of Directors:
Michael G. Martin
Vice President
Kristen Hudson
Chris Miller
Jim Lynn
Past President
Con O'Mahoney
Elena Avila
Ashley Wilson
At-Large AnnMarie Brown
Charlaine Hirst
Parker Dunahay
Stephanie Kane
Lee Pitman
Shaun Queen
Phil Woodard
Hunter Wortham