2021 Coach Roster:
Xóchitl A. Pérez Luna
Coach Perez is originally from Mexico City but raised in Lake Tahoe, California. She has played multiple sports including volleyball, cross country, basketball, and lacrosse. She has played lacrosse for 10 years. Lacrosse is one of her passions and she comes from a Lacrosse family. She recently graduated from Cal State University of Long Beach with a major in Linguistics American Sign Language Deaf Studies/ Deaf Cultures and a minor in Spanish.
Coach Perez strongly believes in a team mindset! Both the coach and the athletes must be committed to the team and the game. This sport builds character and can stay a consistent part of your life no matter what the chapter in your life. She hopes to support athletes in their future endeavors as athletes and as society members.
2018-2021 Collegiate lacrosse for the Cal State Long Beach Women’s Lacrosse team
-Secretary (2020/21) for the lacrosse team. Midfielder and taking the draw.
-Assisted in coaching the North Tahoe U12/ U14boys team.
2016-2017 Truckee North Tahoe Women’s Lacrosse Team (Captain/Defense and Goalie)
2014-2015 North Tahoe Women’s lacrosse team (Captain/Defense and Goalie)
Men’s Coaches :
Michael Fronk - Head Boys Coach
TNT Lacrosse Club, Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Lake Tahoe, CA ° present
Lake Mary High School, Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Lake Mary, FL ° 2012-2015
Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator
At my request, my responsibilities were dialed back to player development and man-down defense coordinator.
Trinity Preparatory School, Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Winter Park, FL° 2011-2012
Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the lacrosse program’s day to day operations, including: daily communication with the AD, fundraising, equipment, sponsorship, practice and game planning, and recruiting via the club organization. Involvement in the college choice and recruitment process.
Lake Mary H.S. Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Lake Mary, Florida ◦ 2009-2011
Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator
Although the position was labeled as “assistant”, we split the head coaching duties two ways in my first season and three ways the second year. My responsibilities include practice planning, game preparation, parent/player meetings, fundraising, game plan implementation and managerial duties.
Lake Brantley H.S. JV Lacrosse Coach, Longwood, Florida ◦ 2007-2008
Assisted in all aspects of the coaching role.
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY ◦ 1991 – 1995
• Four-year letter winner
• Captain – 1995
• Friends of Joe King Scholarship Recipient
St. Paul’s High School, Brooklandville, MD
• 2-year letter winner
• Captain – 1991
• Maryland State Champions – 1991 Ranked #1 HS Team in the Nation
• Senior Internship with US Lacrosse
• Played in the 1989 Friendship Games in Tokyo, Japan
• Maintains relationships with current college coaches
• Post Collegiate Club Play: Big Red Steelheads, Toyota, Kisslings, QC Lax, Tahoe Dawgs
• St. Paul’s and Cornell Summer Camps’ Coach
My coaching style is a combination of preaching disciplined fundamentals, player development through heightened lacrosse IQ and implementing strategic team concepts. I believe that sports aides in individual growth by teaching student-athletes the concepts of time management, accountability, teamwork and "failing forward".
One thing that my high school coach, Mitch Whitely, said to our team that has stuck with me all these years is that there is nothing like playing for your high school team. The pride that you take in playing in front of your family, friends, teachers, schoolmates, and neighbors in your hometown is un-paralleled with any other experiences you have later on in college and beyond. Twenty-nine years and countless lacrosse games later this statement holds true and continues to resonate with me.
Coach Soi is originally from the Hudson Valley area of New York State and moved to Tahoe in 2000 after graduating from St. Lawrence University in Canton NY, with a degree in Environmental Studies and Political Science. At St. Lawrence, Darren played Midfield and specialized at the face-off position.
Darren began playing lacrosse in 7th Grade and never gave it up, playing all 4 years at Clarkstown North HS and at St. Lawrence University. Darren was a 3-year Varsity starter and captain of both his high school football and lacrosse teams, being awarded All-County, All-League and All-Section honors. In the winter Darren participated in winter sports which ultimately led to his move west.
Darren began his coaching career in 2011 at McQueen HS in Reno. Helping to start the program and grow the game in the region. He coached for three years at McQueen before relocating for professional reasons. Darren returned to coaching in 2015, coaching the Truckee Tribe U12 and U14 teams. Last year Darren returned to the high school level as an assistant Varsity coach for TNT.
Darren strongly believes in developing players to become contributing members within their community and preparing players for the future. He believes lacrosse, like many team sports, is an avenue to help develop and support individual growth, focused on getting the maximum out of each player’s ability, while teaching players to work together to achieve a common goal.
Coach Soi currently plays for the Tahoe Dawgs regional men’s club lacrosse team and enjoys supporting his son and daughter in the Truckee Tribe Youth program.