Hometown: San Jose, CA
High School: Pioneer HS
College: Santa Barbara City College, Sacramento State,
       National Chengchi University
Position: Midfield and Low Attack
  • 2018-2019 Rio Americano Varsity Head Coach
  • 2016-2019 Lacrosse official
  • 2016 - Helped to develop national lacrosse league
    abroad through Jamaica Lacrosse Corps
  • 2014-2016 red-shirted for UCSB and played for
  • 2011-2014 played for Pioneer High School
  • 2004-2011 played for San Jose Extreme
Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA    
High School: Monte Vista HS
College:  Humboldt State U. & Colorado State U.
Position: Center/Midfield
  • Rio Americano HS Coach 2018
  • Sacramento Lacrosse, U10/U14 Coach 2015-2017
  • US Lacrosse Level 1 Coaching Certificate 2016
  • US Lacrosse LADM Coaching Clinic 2017
  • NFHS Coaching Certification 2018
  • Colorado State Women's Lacrosse/Soccer 1993, 1994
  • Humboldt State U. Women's Lacrosse/Soccer 1990-95
  • California All-Star National Team 1991 & 1992
  • Also coached: HS Varsity soccer, United U10-U14 and
    BOCA Soccer Club U6, AP Soccer U6-U8 , ALL
    baseball and Carmichael softball
Hometown: St. Johnsbury, VT  
High School: St. Johnsbury Academy
College: University of Vermont
Position: Attack Wing
  • Rio American JV Head Coach 2018
  • Published research in The Journal of Nuclear
    Medicine, 2006-2017
  • Youth Lacrosse Assistant Coach, St/ Johnsbury
    Recreation Dept 2012-2015
  • Varsity Lacrosse Captain, St. Johnsbury Academy
High School: Air Academy HS, USAFA
College:  Whittier College and University of Colorado
Position: Midfield/Face-offs
  • Air Academy HS - Team Captain and All - State
    selection - 1998
  • Whitter College - Member of 1999 WCLL Championship
  • 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.
Pete "Coach Winn" Winn
Ryquin Advisor
A premier lacrosse organization in Greater Sacramento, focused on supporting the growth of lacrosse in the community through elite, organized training and game

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

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: Wilmington, DE        
High School: Brandywine HS
College:  Virginia Tech
Position: Attack
  • 1999 US Lacrosse All-USLIA Attackman,
  • 1999 SELC 1st Team All-Conference,
  • 1998 & 1999 US Lacrosse All-USLA Academic
Hometown: Menlo Park, CA    
High School: Menlo-Atherton HS
College: University of Colorado of Boulder / Regis University
Position: MIdfield, low attack
  • Christian Brothers Head Coach 2012 - Present
  • MVP 2003 & 2004
  • US Lacrosse Official 2006 & 2007
  • Level 1 and Level 2 US Lacrosse coach
  • Member Positive Coaching Alliance
  • 2012 Team Sportsmanship Award
  • Head JV Coach St. Francis High School Mountain View 2010
  • Assistant Coach Christian Brothers High School - 2011
Tasha McLaughlin        admin@ryquin.com                   
Founder of Ryquin, CFO

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.  For
the past fifteen 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.  Although her true around the clock work is with her 12 year old son and 1
1 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-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.  In 2006, Coach Mac worked with forming the Jesuit High
School varsity lacrosse team with Pete Winn; along with 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 annual Under-19 Lake Tahoe Lacrosse
Hometown: West Chester, PA        
High School: Malvern Preparatory School, Malvern, PA
College: Franklin & Marshall
Position: Defense
  • Most Improved Player 1993
  • Seasons 1995-1996 ranked #4-20, known as "The
  • Division 3 Playoffs - First Round 1995
  • 1st Team All Conference Centennial Conference
  • JV Assistant Coach Malvern Preparatory School
  • Assist Coach Rio City Lacrosse, 2012-Present,
    Sacramento, CA
Additional thanks to our coaches:

Kayhan Khadivi-Dimbali, Kamran Khadivi-Dimbali, Rob Sakowitz, Andy Schlabs, Ryan Rachel Behrmann, and Chris Anderson for the years of service with Ryquin.
admin@ryquin.com                 RQ HEADQUARTERS                 916.747.8283
Hometown: Fair Oaks, CA        
High School: Bella Vista HS
College: Valparaiso University
Position: Center, D-Wing,
  • Bella Vista Head Coach 2015 - present
  • Nursing RN 2013 - Honors Nursing Society
  • Youth Coached & Assistant HS Coach with ARL
  • MVP - Most Inspirational 2009
  • Bella Vista Varisty Lacrosse - All 4 years Captain for
    JV & Senior Year 2006-2009
Hometown: Sacramento
High School: Christian Brothers HS ('19)
Position: Center, Middie
  • Ari is a four year lacrosse player from Christian Brothers High
    School. She has also been apart of the Ryquin program for
    three years. She is a two year varsity player and a captain
    her senior year. As a center and middie, Ari has experience
    all over the field. She hadn’t touched a lacrosse stick before
    her freshman year, so she remembers what it is like to learn
    the sport and what helped her grow as a player. She loves
    teaching kids of all ages and looks forward to sharing her
    love of the game.   
Head Coach
Aces HS Boys
2016 to present
Assistant Coach
Ryquin HS Girls
2017 to present
Head Coach
Stingers U12 Girls
Season: 2019
Assistant Coach
Stingers U14 Boys
Season: 2019
Head Coach
Stingers U12 Boys
Season: 2018
Head Coach
Stingers U10 Girls
Season: 2018
Head Coach
Ryquin 11U Boys
Season: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Head Coach
Seasons: 2015  & 2016
Head Coach
Rio CIty NCJLA Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team
Seasons: 2012 & 2013
Head Coach
Jesuit Varsity
Assistant Coach & Co-Founder
Jesuit Varsity