Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Adelphi University Garden City, New York
Adelphi University is located near Long Island's parks and beaches. The 75 acre campus is only 45 minutes from New York City, offering the combined advantages of a major metropolitan area and a safe, suburban campus environment.
At the Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Adelphi University, our goal is to stimulate a love for the game by immersing you in the sport and giving you the kind of focused, intensive training essential to improvement. Over the course of camp, your enthusiasm and self-confidence will grow along with your skills.
- Advanced Skills Camp for High School Boys Ages 14-18
- Superior instruction from College Coaches
- 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Team discounts available
- Special goalie instruction and discounts available
- Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
Instruction takes place daily at the Outdoor Sports Complex and Competition Field on the campus of Adelphi University. The complex, which opened in 2008, includes an all-weather surface material, four main light standards and hosts the Adelphi men’s lacrosse team, who lead Division II with 7 national titles.
Meet your coaching staff
This season marks Coach Purdie's seventh year as head coach. 2013 proved to be another successful year for Purdie and the Panthers as they posted a 14-3 overall record and a 10-1 record in NE-10 play. The Panthers earned a share of the regular season Northeast-10 title with Merrimack, and reached the finals of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship. The Panthers received the #1 seed in the North Region in the NCAA Championships, and advanced to the Final Four with a 14-11 victory over #4 NYIT. As the hosts of the Final Four game, the Panthers came up short in a 16-13 loss to #3 Le Moyne, the eventual champions. Seven players landed on All-Conference teams, four were named to USILA All-America teams and two players were selected to play in the USILA/LAXWORLD North South Division I/II All-Star Game.
In 2012 the team posted a 13-3 overall record with an 8-2 mark in the NE-10. As defending NE-10 Tournament champions, the team fell in the semifinals to Merrimack. Five players received USILA All-American honors, with one landing on the First-Team, two named to the Second-Team and two Honorable Mentions; one player was also named USILA Scholar All-American.Read Full Bio
2011 was a special and record breaking season for Purdie and the Panthers. Purdie led Adelphi to the program's first Northeast-10 Championship with a 13-8 win over Merrimack in the NE-10 Tournament Championship game. He also guided Adelphi to a program record for wins in a season at 16 (the previous mark was 13, set back in 1979).
Prior to the 2011 season, Coach Purdie had his most successful season at the helm of the Panthers in 2010, guiding the squad to a 10-5 overall record. In their first season in the Northeast-10, Purdie led the Panthers to a 7-3 record in league play. The Brown and Gold ended the regular season on a six-game winning streak, earning them the third seed in the conference tournament. Adelphi defeated St. Anselm at home in the quarterfinals, 11-8, only to lose to seventh-ranked Merrimack in the semifinals, 14-3. Senior Kevin Kemp and sophomore Danny Blau received All-NE-10 First-Team honors, while junior Daniel Gill earned a second-team nod. Jeff Melsopp was named to the All-Rookie Team. Kemp also received ECAC Division II Men's Lacrosse All-Star First-Team honors, as well as being selected to play in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/LaxWorld North-South All-Star Game.
Purdie also had the Panthers back in the National Championship game for the first time since 2001, when Adelphi won it's last Division II title. Seven players were named to the Northeast-10 All-Conference team, including Eric Janssen, who was named NE-10 Goalie of The Year. Adelphi also received National recognition with five players earning USILA All-America honors, marking the first time since 2008 the Panthers have had an All-American.
The 2009 season saw a 3-8 record, 1-5 in conference action. However, there were accolades that highlighted the season which included three players on the All-Conference teams. Eddie Ege defended his spot as statistical leader in assists in Division II while teammate Andrew Ashkenazy ranked second in the nation in face-off win percentage with 66.2 percent. Senior Donny Moss went on to be selected 39th overall in the MLL draft to the Long Island Lizards.
In the 2008 season, Purdie led the Panthers to a 7-5 overall record, 3-3 in ECC play. He was also named ECC Coach of the year while coaching three players to ECC All-Conference awards including Edward Ege, the ECC Player of the year. In addition, he also produced two All-Americans and NCAA Statistical Champions.
Purdie, a member of the Australian World Games team before arriving at Adelphi, made his mark as a two-time All-America selection. He played three years for the Panthers, from 1987-89, helping the team to two NCAA Division I Tournament appearances. He appears in numerous Adelphi DI records, including first in single-season ground balls (109) and second in career ground balls (269). He also appears in the top-ten in single season and career assists and points.
His post-collegiate career includes playing seven times for the Australian Lacrosse World team. He also played for the New York Saints (1990-99), New Jersey Storm (2002-03) and the Anaheim Storm (2004), playing in over 100 professional indoor lacrosse games. In 1994 he was named Best Midfielder at the World Games. He has twice appeared in the ILF World Championships (2003, 2007) and was inducted into the Adelphi Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995.
Purdie has coached at the Waldorf School in Garden City, N.Y. since 1994 and has coached numerous all-Americans and academic all-Americans and in 1997 was named the New York Metropolitan Lacrosse Association High School Coach of the Year.
Tommy Susko begins his third year on the sidelines of the men's lacrosse team as an assistant coach. Coach Susko was a member of the 2011 Panthers Squad that helped the team achieve a 16-3 overall record and winning the school’s first Northeast-10 Conference Championship by defeating Merrimack College. The Panters went on to Receive a bid to the Final Four and defeated Limestone College to advance to the National Championship against Mercyhurst College.Read Full Bio
Played attack/midfield for the Panthers- scored 41 goals and had 7 assists.
- Led the Northeast-10 Conference in Goals
- Was elected to the 2011 Northeast-10 All Championship Team
- Named Northeast-10 All Conference – Second Team
- Received the Donald E. Kohart Memorial Award - Presented to the most outstanding offensive player on the Adelphi Men’s Lacrosse Team
- Northeast-10 Player of the Week (April 11, 2011)
- East Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week (April 12, 2011)
- Adelphi Player of the Week (April 13, 2011)
- Received National Student Athlete Award - For achieving excellence in academics and athletics, while making significant contributions to the community.
(GPA 3.85 - Highest on the Men’s Lacrosse Team)
Did undergraduate studies at Molloy College, Received Bachelor’s of Arts in History From Molloy in 2010…Member of the Molloy College Lacrosse Team…East Coast Conference Athletic Honor Roll Comprises student-athletes in ECC achieving a GPA of 3.2 or above for that semester. (From 2006-2010)
• June 28th: 9:00am-3:00pm
• June 29th: 9:00am-12:00pm
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
NOTE: LINENS ARE NOT PROVIDED. Overnight campers must bring Pillow, Pillowcase, Twin Sheets and Blanket or a Sleeping Bag. We also recommend you bring a Portable Fan (Dorm does not have AC).