REGINALD "REGGIE" YOUNGER JR. - HEAD JV COACH
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 Coach Training he became the head JV Coach and started assisting 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 penchant for coaching and for our Pinnacle Program. He is known for his spirit and his ability to help new and developing players grow their fundamental skills and passion for the game.
In his 9th year, Reggie has developed his craft by continuing his lacrosse education and learning under a plethora of highly skilled coaches including Breanne Ruzek, Chris Havrilla, Lisa Ojea, Dave Podolak, RileyWinter, Greg Ritter, and Kerri Clayton.
He is a graduate and student athlete from Weber State University majoring in Broadcast Communications Journalism with a minor in Child Development. 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, and he is the founder and current leader of the VRC Sports Psychology Performance Consulting Group, a consulting firm in North Phoenix Arizona. He has previously 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.
KAYLA CHRISTENSEN - HEAD VARSITY COACH
Kayla is returning to Pinnacle Girls Lacrosse. She is a former four-year starter and three-time All-State Attacker for Pinnacle High School and the AGLA, and we are lucky to have her back! She played for Limestone University, where she played a key role in her team's successes, and her team made the NCAA DII playoffs in the 2021-2022 season. Kayla spent the fall of 2022 shadowing the coaching staff at Limestone to prepare her for her role as a coach at Pinnacle. She joined the coaching staff during the last half of fall ball and agreed to serve as head coach for our 2023 season. She is excited to bring her experience, expertise, and enthusiasm back home to Pinnacle.
ALLIE DOWNER - ASSISTANT VARSITY AND GOALIE COACH
Allie is new to the Pinnacle Girls Lacrosse Club, but with over 11 years of playing experience, she brings with her a wealth of lacrosse knowledge and leadership. She has played goalie on various competitive high school travel teams. At the university level, she played and served as co-captain on Gonzaga Universities Women’s Lacrosse Team, where she was named MVP Goalie of the Division. She also coached youth and college-level athletes. Allie graduated with a Masters in Business Administration and currently works as a Financial Analyst at Shea Homes. We welcome her aboard!