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Club Info


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

Club Directors

Julio Penalillo
Director of Soccer 

Steve Olzark
Interim Director of Lacrosse

Dennie McLaughlin
Volleyball Director

Jill McLaughlin
Lakers Youth Tri-Club Director

Office Staff

Julio Penalillo
Director of Soccer 

Kari Gulovich
Office Manager

Zach Pressley 
Recreation Coordinator


Board of Directors

Elected annually at our General Meeting, the AC Sandhills Board of Directors meets the first Monday of each month at 6pm and currently consists of the following:

President            Jim Lynn
Vice President     Kristen Hudson
Treasurer            Kristen Hudson
Secretary            AnneMarie Brown
Past President     Michael Martin
At-Large             Elena Avila
At-Large             Charlaine Hirst
At-Large             Parker Dunahay
At-Large             Stephanie Kane
At-Large             Lee Pitman
At-Large             Shaun Queen
At-Large             Ashley Wilson
At-Large             Phil Woodard
At-Large             Hunter Wortham

At-Large             Manny Espinoza 


Frequently Asked Questions

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