Ojai will be sending a U16 team to the AYSO National Games. The team will consist of Taylor Bell (from left), Lucy Robertson, Hannah Hassien, Megan Hassien, Jatinas Sattoriva, Stephanie Arriaga, Kaleigh James and coach Mike Johnson. Not pictured are Judy Herandez, Alyssa Maulhardt, Julia Farner and Kalynn Bindon. (photo submitted)
This year AYSO is celebrating its 50th anniversary, so in keeping with that anniversary, AYSO is hosting their National Games in Torrance, the birthplace of AYSO. Teams are chosen by lottery for the event, and since it is so close, Ojai AYSO Region 147 submitted bids to compete.