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Coach Marti grew up in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, an avid hockey and lacrosse player. Marti played Junior-A Hockey with the Penticton Knights and the Richmond Sockeyes, then part of the British Columbia Hockey League.[1] He is the son of chef Bruno Marti, who has been called “the most honoured chef in Canada” and was a member of the Canadian Culinary Olympic Team that won the Culinary Olympics in 1984.[2][3]

Marti attended Brown University, and graduated in three years with a double major in economics and business management in 1993.[4] He received the Joslin Award, given to members of the senior graduating class that have contributed significantly to the quality of student life at Brown.[5]

Lacrosse Career[edit]

Coach Marti began playing lacrosse at a young age culminating as a top player. He was part of two Canadian Junior-A Championship Minto Cup finals with the Richmond Outlaws before being drafted to play with the Senior-A New Westminster Salmonbellies of the Western Lacrosse Association in 1992, reaching the Canadian Championship Mann Cup finals in that year.[6]

Marti was a member of Brown University's men’s lacrosse team from 1991-1993 where he set NCAA Division I men's lacrosse records including tying the NCAA tournament record for most goals scored in a game and currently ranks fifth all time in average goals per game. He was a two time All-American, All-Ivy, and also an Academic All-American. Marti played alongside other Brown All-Americans including Darren Lowe, Andrew Towers and David Evans.[7][8][9] In Marti’s first season Brown won the Ivy League Championship and he continues to hold several lacrosse records and accomplishments at Brown and within the Ivy League and NCAA Division I.[10][10][10]

After university, Marti played on the Canada men's national lacrosse team alongside some of Canada’s greatest players including twin brothers Gary Gait and Paul GaitTom Marechek and John Tavares. Marti was named MVP of the Bronze Medal Game against England in the 1994 World Lacrosse Championship in Manchester England. [11]

Marti was drafted by the professional lacrosse team New York Saints of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League (known today as the National Lacrosse League). Marti played two seasons with the Saints in 1994 and 1995 playing alongside Sal LoCascioPat McCabe, Steve Kisslinger and Mark Millon.[12]