2018 5A 3RD PLACE AT STATE
St James defeats Bishop Carroll for third in class 5A State Championship Soccer with goal in 9th min of extra time; 2-1 final score
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“I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
COACH RICK ENNA
Coach Rick Enna is the head of the SJA Thunder Boys Soccer Program. He has played at the Club, High School, College and Professional level. Rick is a NSCAA licensed coach, and has coached at the High School level since 1995, one year at the JV level, and head coach at the Varsity level since 1996. He has been the head of the Thunder soccer program and served as the Varsity head coach for both the Boys and Girls since the Fall of 2007. In the Spring of 2016, he handed the reigns of the Girls program to long-time associate head coach Mark Twellman, and continues to support him as an assistant coach. The SJA soccer program has enjoyed tremendous success since entering Varsity competition in 2007, with five state championships and eleven final four appearances, between both Boys and Girls Varsity programs, to date. As a result of working with the players, parents, club and college coaches, Rick has also helped numerous SJA players (and those at other schools) after graduation continue to compete at the college level, with some former players reaching the professional level. Although the soccer accomplishments have been many in SJA’s short existence, rarely have these teams been the most talented teams on paper. Rick attributes the success to the program’s mission to form each student-athlete with an approach to the game, rooted in their relationship with their God and Creator, who has blessed them with the gifts they possess. This approach to the game, which sets a higher standard for each student to aspire to, and is consistent with the mission of SJA, is an approach the students are able to carry off of the field into the classroom, out into the community with their friends, at work, and into their future. When assembling the Thunder Soccer program coaching staff, Rick brings together men and women who have a great combination of soccer and youth ministry background, helping make the soccer experience an unparalleled soccer and life experience for each student-athlete.