Coach Ronni started her lacrosse career in eighth grade at Pinnacle High School. While Ronni was in high school, Pinnacle won the state championship all four years, with Coach Ronni leading the team to victory in 2013, 2014 and 2015. She was named captain of the team her junior and senior year.
After graduating from Pinnacle, Ronni went on to play lacrosse at the collegiate level at Southwestern University in Texas. While at Southwestern, Ronni was a four-year starter, an integral part of the team's attack and one of the team's leading scorers. While at Southwestern, Coach Ronni was awarded All-IWLS Second Team in 2017 and All-IWLS Honorable Mention in 2018. She had a career high of 5 goals (4 times), career high of 6 points (3 times) and a career high of 3 assists. Ronni suffered a season ending injury with her second ACL tear her senior year. Head Coach, Brice Queener, named Ronni the team's new draw specialist and coach because of her expertise in draw taking.
This will be Coach Ronni's third season with Pinnacle. In her second season with the Blue Varsity team, she led the team to the playoffs. Coach Ronni has also had experience coaching the Top Flight lacrosse team and doing individual training sessions with many girls in Arizona that dream of playing at the college level. Coach Ronni has also founded her own lacrosse club, State 48, which is now entering their second fall season. Coach Ronni is excited to bring her knowledge and passion for the game back to Pinnacle High School.
Kerri is one of the most decorated players in ASU Girl's Lacrosse history. She was named the ASU Lacrosse Player of the Year in 2020 and the ASU Female Athlete of the Year in 2017. She is ASU's All-Time Leader in Points and Goals. She holds the PAC-12 and ASU record for most points and goals scored in a game. She was a 4x team captian, 3x PAC-12 All Conference player, and 6x PAC-12 Player of the Week while starting every game for ASU during her career.
Originally from Maryland, Kerri has been playing lacrosse for St. Pauls School for Girls in Baltimore where her high school team was nationally ranked. She has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design with a minor in Sustainability and is currently finishing her master's degree in architecure at ASU.
REGINALD "REGGIE" YOUNGER JR.
Reggie is one of the mainstays of the Pinnacle Girls Lacrosse Club. He started his lacrosse journey in 2011 as the mental skills consultant for the club. After completing his USA Lacrosse Level, I & II training he became the head JV Coach and
assisting on some of the Varsity teams. He has been a part of seven AGLA State Championships for Pinnacle. While never playing the game, he has a strong bond for coaching and for our Pinnacle Team and is known for his spirit and his sense of
calm. His phrase and mantra that pays is “Lettss Geauxxx”. Known as the “Nicest Coach in America” a moniker bestowed upon him by the girls, he is now in his sixth year of coaching, leading the JV program to records of 6-10, 6-6-1 and 8-3 (4-2
2020). His proudest moments are leading his teams to a 12-0 which many the participants of that team are now college freshmen and the 2021 team of 13-1 which was special and his greatest accomplishment to date. Reggie has developed
his craft with continuing lacrosse education and under a plethora of highly skilled coaches. He is still under mentorship from coach Lisa Ojea, who brings over ten years of coaching experience at the NCAA Division I level that includes stops at
Rutgers, Louisville, James Madison, (as a player) Virginia Tech, as well as experience at the Collegiate Club level serving as Head Coach as Grand Canyon University. Coach Lisa also led the Varsity team to the 2019 State Championship. Reggie, was
also mentored by coach Greg Ritter, Dave Podolak, Riley J. Winter, Chris Havrilla and never forgetting his first coach and mentor Breanne “Bri” Ruzek, who embraced his mental skills role for the club.
He is a graduate and student athlete from Weber State University majoring in Broadcast Communications Journalism with a minor in Child Development. He was a three-year track and field letter man under world renown coach Charles “Chick”
Hislop. Reggie participated on the varsity teams in basketball and track (high jump) at Mira Mesa High School in San Diego, California where he still holds the high jump record.
Reggie earned his Masters of Sport & Exercise Psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology in January of 2013 under the mentor-ship and supervision of Mary Oakley Psy.D., (CMPC®), of Stride Psychological Services. He
earned Post Masters Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University in December 2017. He is currently in his last Capstone Course for his Master’s degree at Northcentral University for licensure eligibility for Marriage and
Family Therapy (MFT) in the state of Arizona. His areas of research interest include the psychological aspects of athletic injury, concussion, eating disorder, gender diversity, depression, anger management, mental performance and the role of
exercise in mental health and wellness. He has had the opportunity to see athletes and the business of sports from various perspectives spending 12 years with the San Francisco Giants organization and USA Baseball as the Director of Team and
Organizational Travel and now he looks at it from the sport psychological and performance point of view one on one with athletes and teams.
Reggie is the founder and currently leads the VRC Sports Psychology Performance Consulting Group, a consulting firm in North Phoenix Arizona. The clientele varies from elite professional athletes, collegiate athletes and high school level using the
practice of applied sport psychology techniques into everyday settings and with a diverse set of sports. He continues to assist coaches and staff to improve, drive, focus and team cohesion via team talks and seminars. He works with various sports
(teams and individuals) such as lacrosse, tennis, basketball, football, softball and others. Reggie is a member of The Association for Applied Sports Psychology, The American Psychological Association, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and The APA Division 47 Society for Sport Exercise & Performance Psychology.
Reggie, a big believer in serving the community, is the Vice President of the Desert Ridge Community Association a suburb of North Phoenix since 2009, former Chairman of the Design Review Committee, and Chairman of the newly created Public Affairs Committee all for Desert Ridge. He is the Executive Director for the newly formed Desert Ridge Foundation (Fall 2019) whose mission is to focus on positive change in Desert Ridge and the greater Phoenix community.
He is a current member of the Desert View Village Planning Committee under Mayor Kate Gallego and City Councilman (Vice Mayor) Jim Warring for the City of Phoenix since 2009. He served as First Vice President and President for the Arizona Girls Lacrosse Association (AGLA) and WNT Chairman, representing the growth for the sport of Lacrosse in the state of Arizona.
He was named the Arizona Girls Lacrosse Association “Coach of the Year” for 2021 which is an honor that he is humbled by and truly cherishes.
The Pinnacle Girls Lacrosse Club is a wonderful place to be with a family atmosphere. I encourage you to join our team and enjoy the wonderful ride that our sport is.