Mario Enea walked out of an orientation at Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California and saw his first lacrosse game.
He turned to his father and asked "Dad- what game is that?" and his father replied, "That is Lacrosse and Jim Brown was an All American."
Mario told his father "Well dad, I would really like to come to school here and play Lacrosse."
The year was 1986 and he hasn't put his stick down since.
1987- 1990 – Stevenson School, Pebble Beach, CA
Played for legendary coach Jeff Young
1991- Drew University, Madison, New Jersey
NCAA Division III First Round Loss to Gettysburg College
1993- 1995- University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Western Collegiate Lacrosse League Champion ’94 & ’95
Career Record– 56 Win, 5 Loss
(Whittier 2x, University of Arizona, Santa Clara & Boston College)
Most Inspirational Player ’94
All Western Collegiate Lacrosse League ’94 & ’95
Captain ‘94 & ’95
Cover of Lacrosse Magazine “Is Cal the Best in the West?” Feb 1995
Played in Division I North vs South Senior All American Game at Johns Hopkins University ‘95
1996- Drafted by Charlotte Cobras of Major Indoor Lacrosse League
1997- 2007- Men's Club- Marin Lacrosse Club, Olympic Club &
1997- Founded California Lacrosse Company
(Lacrosse only retail store)
1998- 2001- Assistant Coach at Stevenson, Pebble Beach, Ca
1998-1999- Head Coach Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Ca
1997- Present- Director for Nike Lacrosse Camps
San Diego, Utah, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Missouri, Salinas, Oklahoma
1997- Founded Pebble Beach Tribe Lacrosse Club
1997-2002 founded over 50 different programs all over the bay area and beyond. Grew sport from 1,000 players to 10,000.
2002- Founded & Head Coach Carmel High School
2002- ‘07 - Opened first full service Lacrosse Training & Retail Store in Lafayette, Ca
2003- Opened stores in San Rafael & El Cajon, Ca
2004- Opened flagship store in Dublin, Ca
2002- 2005- directed the BraveHeart Lacrosse Festival, which featured 144 teams on 12 fields.
2002- Present- BraveHeart Lacrosse Training Champions
An elite travel team program & fall/winter/summer box league
Won 3 tournaments in Park City, UT, Las Vegas, NV & Battle of the Bay in Monterey, CA ’07
Placed 3rd in 3 tournaments in Vail, Co, The National in New Jersey & Umass in Amherst, MA
2007- 2011- Head Lacrosse Coach at Santa Catalina School, Monterey, Ca
2011- Assistant JV Football Coach, Stevenson School, Pebble Beach, Ca
2009- Present- Director for BraveHeart Lacrosse Training Center- Pacific Grove, Ca
2013- 2014- Founded and Head Coach Palma High School, Salinas, Ca
2013 - US Lacrosse High School Coach of the Year
2014- ‘16 BraveHeart Lacrosse Officials Association
2017 - University of Oklahoma Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Norman, OK
Lone Star Alliance Final Four & Coach of the Year - 12 Wins | 3 Loss
University of California at Berkeley Lacrosse Hall of Fame
2018 - University of Oklahoma
13 Wins | 4 Loss
Coach Mario enjoyed his five years coaching the girls at Santa Catalina. It is a great sport for girls and emphasizes stick skills, as there is zero body contact allowed. Pictured here with his daughter Sofia, at the Nike Lacrosse Camp at Salinas High School..
Coach Mario enjoys teaching boys the game. He can't wait for his son Ritter to begin playing!