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AC Sandhills

AC Sandhills, an organization with athletics at its roots, offers numerous recreational and competitive avenues that allow young people and adults to have fun through sport. 

Our 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization has developed athletes through soccer since 1986. In 2010, we opened our doors to other sports, allowing a wider reach and variety of outlets. These outlets include girls’ travel volleyball, the Lakers Youth Triathlon Club, girls’ lacrosse, recreation soccer (including the Mini Kickers and Future Stars), travel soccer (developmental academy, select and classic), multiple year-round camps and clinics, and adult soccer.

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

Staff Directory

ACS Office Phone: (910) 944-9042

ACS Office Address

11940 US Hwy 15, Aberdeen

Club Directors

Julio Penalillo
Director of Soccer

Dennie McLaughlin
Volleyball Director

Jill McLaughlin
Lakers Youth Tri-Club Director

Office Staff

Julio Penalillo
Director of Soccer


Kari Gulovich
Director of Operations


Board of Directors


The Annual General Meeting is scheduled for June 12th at 6:00pm at the ACS Office, located at 11940 US Hwy 15 in Aberdeen.

President             Kristen Hudson
Vice President      J.R. Cottle
Treasurer            J.R. Cottle
Secretary            J.R. Cottle
Past President     
At-Large             Parker Dunahay
At-Large             Mike Hicks



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