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Sports Advisory Committee

The duties of the Sports Advisory Committee include: dissemination of information regarding sports activities; resolution of conflicts between sports organizations; making recommendations to the Parks & Recreation Commission regarding programs, sports activities and improvements to sports facilities.

The Sports Advisory Committee meets quarterly on the 4th Thursday of January, April, July and October at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  The Committee consists of representatives from each of the City's appointed sports organizations, the South Coast YMCA and the Capistrano Unified School District. The three at-large members are appointed by the City Council,each serving two-year terms to represent the overall concerns of the community. Two Council Members and a Parks & Recreation Commissioner also serve as liaisons to the Committee.  


Current members of the Sports Advisory Committee include:

  • Derek Bartolome, At-Large Member
  • James Carbone, At-Large Member
  • Susan Staub, At-Large Member
  • Christina Geraci, Laguna Niguel Little League
  • Mark Thacker, LNYSA Soccer
  • Ken Bowen, LNYSA Soccer
  • Diana Presta, AYSO Soccer
  • Paul Watson, Laguna Niguel Girls Softball
  • Kris Yellin, Laguna Niguel Girls Softball
  • Jill Golubow, Laguna Niguel Little League
  • Darin Loughrey, Rancho Niguel Little League
City Council Liaisons

Parks & Recreation Commission Liaison
  • Commissioner Nadim Kneizeh
  • Loretta Beeuwsaert, Niguel-Aliso and Capo-Dana Youth Basketball Leagues           
  • Terry Anderson, US Youth Volleyball League
  • Randy Sapoznik, US Youth Volleyball League
  • Frank Krause, Laguna Niguel Adult Co-Ed Soccer
  • Fredrick DeTapia, Laguna Niguel Adult Co-Ed Soccer
  • Paul Le, YMCA Adult Softball
  • Jack Tiano, Laguna Niguel Bocce
  • John Cummings, Laguna Niguel Bocce
  • Bill Smith, Crown Valley Pickleball
  • Phil Carnahan, Crown Valley Pickleball




City of Laguna Niguel
30111 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Tel: (949) 362-4300
Fax: (949) 362-4340

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