Andy Schlabs
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO        
High School: Air Academy HS, USAFA
College:  Whittier College and University of Colorado
Position: Midfield/Face-offs
Achievements:
  • Air Academy HS - Team Captain and All - State selection - 1998
  • Whitter College - Member of 1999 WCLL Championship Team
  • 2000-2002-Head Varsity Assistant at Boulder HS, Boulder, CO
  • 2003-Present - Player, Streets of London Men's Lacrosse, Sacramento, CA
  • 2008-Present - President, Streets of London Men's Lacrosse, Sacramento,
    CA
  • He has worked at numerous camps and clinics for all age and skill levels,
    both in Colorado and California.
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RYQUIN
RYQUIN
RYQUIN
LACROSSE
LACROSSE

Here's the scoop at the home front of Ryquin Lacrosse
Pete "Coach Winn" Winn
Ryquin Advisor
OUR MISSION & OUR GOALS:

A premier lacrosse organization in Greater Sacramento, focused on supporting the growth of lacrosse in the
community through elite, organized training and game opportunities.

FOUNDER: Tasha and Stephen McLaughlin, "natives" of the east coast, but "locals" to Sacramento.

BACKGROUND:
As members of the Sacramento community since 2000, we've had the opportunity to see the birth of youth
lacrosse in our area.  During this time, we've seen the interest in lacrosse grow from a virtual non-existent state
to a fever pitch.  Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the nation,  that same dynamic holds true in our
community as well.  As wonderful as the growth has been, given the population and geography of our
community, we feel that there is a great opportunity to provide more.  

Growing up on the East Coast, there was never a problem finding a great camp or clinic or tournament, etc.  
There was never a concern about whether or not those leading the instruction were experienced enough, or
knowledgeable enough.  We were blessed with a wealth of both expert tacticians and learning opportunities.  It
was a terrific environment in which to learn the game and improve skills.  We want to provide that environment to
the lacrosse community of Sacramento.

With the exception of the adult men's lacrosse team, lacrosse is still relatively new to the Sacramento Valley.  
And that "newness" generally means that there is not enough experienced and knowledgeable
teachers who are
willing and able to meet the rapidly increasing needs of our lacrosse community.  And this is no slight to those
willing to take on this task already.  Rather, it is the impetus for Ryquin Lacrosse.  Ryquin was developed as a
means to support the existing clubs, programs and coaches throughout the area by providing professional,
structured additional instruction, training and game experiences.  Ryquin's efforts should supplement the efforts
of the existing clubs and programs, giving our players the most, and best, that we can offer.
If you are interested in volunteering for Ryquin Lacrosse or would like to be a sponsor, please contact us at admin@ryquin.com
Pete "Old Man Running" Lee
Ryquin Advisor
Hometown: Fair Oaks, CA        
High School: Bella Vista High School
College: Valparaiso University
Position: Center, D-Wing,
Achievements:
  • Bella Vista Coach 2015 - present
  • Nursing RN 2013 - Honors Nursing Society
  • Youth Coached & Assistant HS Coach with ARL 2009-20012
  • MVP - Most Inspirational 2009
  • Bella Vista Varisty Lacrosse - All 4 years Captain for JV & Senior Year 2006-2009
Hometown: Wilmington, DE        
High School: Brandywine
College:  Virginia Tech
Position:
Attack
Achievements:
  • 1999 USLacrosse All-USLIA Attackman,
  • 1999 SELC 1st Team All-Conference,
  • 1998 & 1999 USLacrosse All-USLIA Academic Honors
  • Asst. Coach Ryquin Capital City teams 2009-present
Hometown: Menlo Park, CA    
High School: Menlo-Atherton HS
College: University of Colorado of Boulder / Regis University
Position: MIdfield, low attack
Achievements:
  • MVP 2003 & 2004
  • Us Lacrosse Official 2006 & 2007
  • Head JV Coach St. Francis High School Mountain View 2010
  • Assistant Coach Christian Brothers High School  - 2011
  • Head Coach, Christian Brothers High School 2012 - present
  • Level 1 us lacrosse coach
  • Level 2 us lacrosse coach
  • Member Positive Coaching Alliance
  • 2012 Team Sportsmanship Award
Mike Falk
Cheryl Flaherty
Abby Boersma
John Coleman
RQ ADVISORS
Click here to learn more about the advisors
Tasha McLaughlin        admin@ryquin.com                   
Founder of Ryquin, CFO & Webmaster

A New Jersey native, Tasha grew up around both men’s and women’s lacrosse.  She spent many years around the
women’s game, as her sister, Jada Emery played and starred for the University of Massachusetts.  Tasha has served
as the team statistician at both the youth level and in the adult men’s leagues.  From 2000-2006 she was the official
scorekeeper for the Streets of London men’s team here in Sacramento. She has experience with stat keeping, scoring,
timing penalties and managing the game clock.  If Tasha had her choice, “running time” would be the only option for all
games.  She has also served multiple terms as the de facto treasurer for the Streets of London team.

Outside of the game, Tasha earned her bachelors degree from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of
Music.  Creatively gifted and with an eye for detail, she quickly became an award winning lighting designer.  However
the appeal of finances and traditional work hours drew her out of design.  During her time in Sacramento, Tasha
worked in a variety of positions, including accounting, development and event planning.  Prior to starting her family, she
was a Financial Service Technician with the College of Continuing Education at Sacramento State.  For the past ten
years she has worked events for the Sac State Athletics Department Development Office
and currently working at the
College of Continuing Education as their Senior Financial Services Coordinator
. When not working the books for
Ryquin LLC, she is a Certified C.O.P.E. Health Coach for
Optavia formerly Take Shape for Life. Although her true
around the clock work is with her
10 year old son and 9 year old daughter, with whom she works diligently to keep them
busy with their own Ryquin teams, Lil Fiddlers
, Youth Training Camp, Elementary Girls Team and the Wicked Owls.

Steve "Coach Mac" McLaughlin        lacrosse@ryquin.com
Founder of Ryquin, Director of Lacrosse Operations

Coach Mac grew up in a lacrosse community just outside of Princeton, New Jersey.  After playing varsity for West
Windsor - Plainsboro High School, Steve enrolled at Virginia Tech.  His freshman year was a medical redshirt, but
Coach Mac recovered to contribute to the successful Hokie lacrosse team for his remaining three years of college.  In
addition to serving as Captain and Team President at Virginia Tech, Steve earned
All-Tournament, All-Conference
and
All-American awards for his play on the field.

After graduation, Coach Mac traveled across the country and settled in Sacramento, California where he quickly joined
the local men's team,
Streets of London (aka Sac Brewers).  While with Streets, Steve served multiple terms as the
club President.  Through his affiliation with this team, Steve met Pete Lee and Pete Winn.  As a group, they co-founded
the
Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Foundation, a local non-profit organization focused on developing lacrosse in the
greater Sacramento community.  Starting in 2006, Coach Mac has worked with the Jesuit High School varsity lacrosse
team, helping the team earn the distinction of
2009 Champions for the Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference.  
Coach Mac also led the Capital City Lacrosse team in the inaugural and now annual Under-19 Lake Tahoe Lacrosse
Tournament. Head coach of Jesuit Varsity Lacrosse team from 2009-2011, asst coach 2006-2008.
He was the coach of the Rio City NCJLA Varsity Lacrosse Team for seasons 2012 and 201
3,. 2015/2016 Head coach
for the U9 ADVNC and is current the 2016/2017 Head Coach for the Sacramento ACES 2018 HS boys and 11U
Ryquin
Wicked Owls team
.              
                                    Additional Coaching Staff                  
Hometown: West Chester, PA        
High School: Malvern Preparatory School, Malvern, PA
College: Franklin & Marshall
Position: Defense
Achievements:
  • Most Improved Player 1993
  • Seasons 1995-1996 ranked #4-20, known as "The Hammer"
  • Division 3 Playoffs - First Round 1995
  • 1st Team All Conference Centennial Conference 1995
  • JV Assistant Coach Malvern Preparatory School 1998
  • Assist Coach Rio City Lacrosse, 2012-Present, Sacramento, CA
Additional thanks to our coaches:
Kayhan Khadivi-Dimbali
Kamran Khadivi-Dimbali
Rob Sakowitz
Andy Schlabs
Chris Anderson