Board of Directors
Croft Meeker - President
Croft started playing lacrosse in 8th grade at Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News, VA at the urging of his best friend. He has been hooked since then. In 9th grade he started at attack for the varsity team where he helped them win two conference championships in his junior and senior year. He went on to play at Hampden-Sydney College after high school. Croft has enjoyed coaching the U6/U8 MCPL teams the last two years where he has been able to share the sport he loves with his son, Croft, and so many others. He is passionate about the sport and loves teaching it and helping it grow. Outside of lacrosse, Croft loves spending time on the boat or at the beach with his wife, Stephanie, and three kids, Croft, Olivia and Ainsley.
Jonathan Libman - Vice President
Jonathan grew up playing lacrosse in Long Island, NY. When his son decided he wanted to play, Jonathan stepped up to coach the U10 boys. Jonathan loves the game and is passionate about teaching it to kids and seeing the sport grow.
Chris Pearcey - League Administrator
Chris played high school lacrosse in Massachusetts . He went on to play at Curry College in Milton, MA in 2001. Having played several sports growing up, he has always counted lacrosse as his favorite. He started with MCPL in 2017, and helped coach U8 boys in 2018-19 seasons. Outside of lacrosse Chris enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.
April Mannon - Treasurer
April has been involved with the Pioneers for several years now while having 3 boys play in the program. April's oldest son plays varsity lacrosse for Martin County High School.
Mike Panora - Director of Coaches
Mike played D2 college lacrosse at Southern New Hampshire University. Mike was recognized as the team MVP in 2006 and was on the all academic team in 2007.Mike began his coaching career as the defensive coordinator of Tabb High School in Yorktown Virginia in 2009 where he coached for 4 years until he moved to Orlando Florida. While in Virginia he also coached club lacrosse for the Peninsula Patriots where he coached children between 8 and 18 year years old. After moving to Orlando, Mike became the head coach of Windermere Prep. He was also the head coach of the Winter Park Ravens, coached for Lacrosse Club Orlando and the Winter Park Retrievers. Mike then moved to Martin County where he began coaching with the Martin County Pioneers and soon became the head coach for the Martin County High School varsity men’s team.
Christian Barrera - Co-Director of Fields and Equipment
William Barrera - Co-Director of Fields and Equipment
Christian and William are the dynamic brotherly duo of lacrosse. Although they didn’t have the opportunity to play themselves, they have been intensely involved since Christian’s daughter began playing 3 years ago. Christian’s son played his first year at MCPL last year. Christian and Will have been invaluable to both the boys and girls lacrosse programs and can be considered the muscle of the program as they are often the first to the fields setting up for game days.