“If you build it they will come…”
There are several fields at Aptos High where students’ dreams were born, took
shape, and soared to amazing heights.
Now the Aptos Sports Foundation, with the help of PVUSD, has added another to
If you’ve driven up Mariner Way surely you’ve noticed what used to be the dirt lot,
its sole purpose a mud pit for 4-wheeling, is now a brand new athletic field!
For years, sports teams at the high school have been desperate for another practice
field. During soccer season, four different teams were sharing field time and
practicing sometimes until 10:00p.m. It was the same story for lacrosse during the
spring when the track team was on the field.
So, about two years ago, the Aptos Sports Foundation saw an opportunity and
jumped on it. A company was doing some construction work nearby and needed a
place to dump their extra dirt, we gave them a spot, and the new field at Aptos High
A lot of hard work later, and thanks to the Aptos Sports Foundation collaborative
partnership with the District, the grass field also has a marked parking lot, spacious
bathrooms, a lighted pathway, and even netting to catch errant balls.
The high school will utilize the field as a practice facility for various levels of
football, soccer, lacrosse and baseball.
Outside organizations, like the Aptos Soccer Club who is already a tenant, can rent
the field space for their competitions as well.
If you haven’t seen it, we urge you to take a drive and check it out. We also urge you
to look beyond the grass and dirt and see the possibilities of what a student-athlete
can achieve, not only during their high school career but in life.