West Pines Lacrosse

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West Pines Lacrosse is a member of West Pembroke Pines Optimist, a 501.c.3 charitable organization.  West Pines Lacrosse was formed to develop a youth lacrosse program in West Pembroke Pines, Florida.  The organization was founded in 2015 by Mario Costa and Pete Dunne.  


The organization is driven to provide a "best-in-class" youth program for the children of West Pines and the surrounding area.  We look forward to our inaugural season.  We will need coaches at every level. 




 Mario is a long time member of West Pembroke Pines Optimist.  Mario participated one season with the Davie Broncos program and had been driven to bring the game to the families in West Pines.


(Virginia),  - a New Jersey native, Pete who played his high school lacrosse with state finalist Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ.  He went on to play his college lacrosse at long-time powerhouse University of Virginia.  After college he played 2 years with the New Jersey Lacrosse Club and 16 years with the Ft. Lauderdale Flamingos Lacrosse Club bringing home seven state championships.  Pete has played on numerous tournament teams in the Vail Lacrosse Shootout, Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Tournament, and the Florida Lacrosse Classic.  Over the years Pete has held high school coaching positions at Trinity Episcopal, Gulliver Prep, Weston Varsity Club and Archbishop McCarthy and was Head Coach of the men's team at University of Miami.  Pete was inducted into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame, South Florida Chapter on May 2, 2009.   Pete also co-founded and is president of Broward Lacrosse Advantage which organizes training programs and travel teams for advancing lacrosse players. Pete is also a director of Florida Youth Lacrosse Foundation and a director of the South Florida Youth Lacrosse League.   Pete is co-founder and president of Davie Youth Lacrosse Foundation which is currently the 2nd largest rec lacrosse program in the South Florida Youth Lacrosse League.

   Other: Pete earned a BS in Commerce from McIntire School of Commerce at U.Va and is a member of the McIntire Advisory Board.  Pete also earned an MBA from University of Miami.  Pete is co-president of Franklin Dodd Communications in Miami. 



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