The Philippines Lacrosse Association was formed by heritage and 1st-Generation Filipinos & Filipino-Americans in order to establish the global lacrosse community in the Philippines and grow opportunity through growing the game of lacrosse.  

Ron Garcia
President

Coach Garcia hails from the heritage community of Angeles City, Philippines and fell in love with the game of lacrosse at first sight once in the US. Over the last 13 years Ron has been a youth coach, high school coach and high school lacrosse official.  Most recently he took his High School team to the State Finals and was awarded  "2013 Coach of the Year" by the Colorado High School Lacrosse Coaches Association.  He is currently the Head Coach at Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs and President of the Philippines Lacrosse Association.  His commitment to grow the game in his heritage community and approach to success will be the perfect leadership platform for the Philippines Lacrosse Association. 

Noel Ciocon
Vice President

Noel played High School Lacrosse at St. Joseph HS in Metuchen NJ. and college lacrosse at the University of Scranton (D-III): 4 year varsity letter winner, tallied 52 goals and 42 assists in three years as a starter on attack for the Scranton Royals. He is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Endurance Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, PC – providers of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy , Wellness and Fitness in East Brunswick, NJ. Currently coaching daughters in girls youth lacrosse for Bridgewater Township, NJ.

Jeremy Rualo Sr.
Managing Director

Coach Rualo grew up in Hillendale, MD and played under the tutelage of Frank Kelly III (Cornell, Calvert Hall, FCA) at Calvert Hall College Prep H.S. in Towson, MD.  Under Frank Kelly, Coach Rualo experienced tremendous high school success and would go on to experience similar success on the Division I stage at Mt. St. Mary’s of the NEC Conference.  Coach Rualo also played on USCLA Champion Mt. Washington Tavern during his post-collegiate career alongside some of the greatest players to ever play. Coach Rualo is currently faceoff & midfield coordinator for Calvert Hall College H.S., CCBC-Essex, Team Philippines and Team New Zealand.  Coach Rualo has mentored many Baltimore FOGOs who have achieved the highest levels of success throughout DI, DII and DIII NCAA Lacrosse while boasting regular season successes of a standing 70% winning percentage in 8 NJCAA seasons for the Knights.  Coach Rualo continues to play for A.L.L. Championship Runner-Up Kooper's Lacrosse and is a founding member of Fast Break University the Baltimore Hotbed's elite faceoff training academy.  Coach Rualo is a 1st-Generation Filipino-American and maintains ties to his heritage community in Quezon City where his father's family resides.

Justin Manjares
Director of Outreach & International Affairs
 
Coming soon...
Justin Rodis
Director of Personnel & Recruitment
 
Justin Rodis was born in Quezon City, Philippines. After relocated to California, his family made the cross country trek to Massachusetts. Justin started playing lacrosse in the 8th grade and quickly fell in love with the game. Justin played high school lacrosse at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional and was also a member of the Top Gun Fighting Clams LC. Collegiately, he was recruited to play for Elmira College, NCAA Division III member of the Empire 8 Conference. At Elmira College, Justin was a 4-year varsity letter winner and two year starter at midfield for the Soaring Eagles. Currently, Justin plays for North Shore LC and Tasty Treat LC. In his spare time, Justin coaches for the Sudbury Youth Lacrosse Organization.
Pastor Gary Visitacion
General Secretary
Philippines

Ptr Gary is currently the National Director of the Fellowship Of Christian Athletes (FCA) Philippines, Inc. since 2010. Before joining FCA, he was the national director of Venture for Victory, Sports Ambassadors/OC International base in Colorado Springs, CO for fifteen (15) years. During his high school and collegiate days, Ptr Gary was an active athlete playing varsity for the University Of St. La Salle (USLS) in Basketball, Volleyball & Martial Arts. During his twenty-eight years as a minister, Ptr Gary focus on sports evangelism which allows coaches and athletes to learn more about values in life thru sports. Last 2013, FCA decided to forge a partnership with PLA in promoting Lacrosse in the Philippines, thus Ptr Gary decided to volunteer to take part in this promotion. Ptr Gary was taken in as General-Secretary of Philippine Lacrosse Association (PLA) Inc. Married to Mary Grace L. Catahay for the last thirty (30) years and they are blessed with three (3) wonderful boys who are now professionals and one (1) grandson. Ptr Gary's favorite motto in life is "When God gets the glory, we get the joy". 

JM Lagdameo
Director Marketing
Philippines

JM grew up in Franklin Lakes, NJ and enjoyed many of the rec sports that were offered. 
 In the spring of 1987, when JM was in 7th grade, Lacrosse was offered as an official town recreational sport.  JM joined the team and was instantly hooked.  JM played for Franklin Lakes Lacrosse as point attackman until High School where he played Varsity Lacrosse as a midfielder for the Dwight-Englewood Bulldogs.  In college, he continued to play club lacrosse for Lehigh University.  After graduating from Lehigh with a degree in Industrial Engineering, JM pursued a career in IT and Agriculture.  Work and family led JM to move back to the Philippines in 2002 where he is still very much involved in various sports and outdoor activities.  In January of 2011, JM was assigned as Officer In Charge of Cycling by the POC (Philippine Olympic Committee) and the PSC (Philippine Sports Commission). JM’s task was to build a Philippine Cycling Team that would compete in the 2011 SEA Games (Southeast Asian Games) in Indonesia in November.  Proudly, Philippine Cycling came home with 2 Gold Medals, 4 Silver Medals, and 7 Bronze Medals that year.  JM enjoys cycling, running, and other outdoor sports, and when able, competes in road and mountain bike races under Team All Terra/7-Eleven.  Now, it’s time to grow Lacrosse in the Philippines!