Sports Briefs

May 21, 2010

Leo Nedeff Tournament set

Region 88 of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), serving Glendale and La Crescenta, will host the girls’ portion of the sixth annual Leo Nedeff Memorial Tournament Saturday through Sunday at the Glendale Sports Complex.

The tournament honors Nedeff, one of the founders of the region and a staple in the development of referee training and evaluation.


Boys ages 8-18 will participate in June at the same venue.

More information, visit the organization’s website at

AYSO 88 registration set

AYSO Region 88, serving Glendale and La Crescenta, will conduct several registration sessions for the fall season.

The tryouts are geared for boys and girls, ages 4-18.

For more information, visit the organization’s website at

Inaugural ACE Awards

The first-ever ACE Awards banquet, recognizing athletes and coaches with character and ethics takes place Tuesday at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale.

Tickets for $5 are on sale at the Alex Theatre.

Awards will be given out for nine high school categories and five Glendale Community College categories.

For Glendale college, awards for Coach of the Year, Women’s Athlete, Men’s Athlete, Female Team and Men’s Team will be handed out.

For high school, which consists of nominees from Crescenta Valley High, Glendale and Hoover, awards will be handed out for Female Athlete, Male Athlete, Female Scholastic Athlete, Male Scholastic Athlete, Coach of a Female Sport, Coach of a Male Sport, Female Team, Male Team and Spirit Team.

Glendale college track and field and cross-country Coach Eddie Lopez, men’s basketball Coach Brian Beauchemin and baseball Coach Chris Cicuto are the nominees for GCC’s Coach of the Year.

The GCC Female Team nominees are cross-country, volleyball and track and field, while the Men’s Team nominees are cross-country, baskeball and track and field.

Volleyball player Ashleigh Diller, basketball player Kendra Carter and track and field athlete Shannon Azizi are up for the college’s Women’s Athlete of the Year, while Male Athlete nominees are track and cross-country runner Jonathan Alpizar, basketball player Jose Garcia and tennis player Emmanuel Haug.

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