Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at McDaniel College Westminster, Maryland
Located 30 miles northwest of Baltimore and 56 miles north of Washington, D.C. McDaniel College's 160-acre campus which overlooks Westminster, provides a perfect setting for a Nike Lacrosse Camp with its first class facilities, comfortable dorms and campus-dining hall.
Head Coaches at McDaniel College, Muffie Bliss and Melissa Jones, invite you to attend the Nike Lacrosse Camp at McDaniel College this summer! 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.
- Complete Skills Camp for Girls Ages 9-18
- 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
- Reversible mesh Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
McDaniel College is also hosting a Nike Field Hockey Camp click here for more details.Meet your coaching staff
Bliss was named McDaniel’s head field hockey and women’s lacrosse coach following a successful stint as the interim coach of the women’s lacrosse team in the spring of 2004. In 2006 she surrendered the helm of the Green Terror field hockey program to focus on women’s lacrosse.
This decision proved to pay off that very next season when she led McDaniel to the ECAC South championship and a program-record 14 victories.
The success continued in 2008, notching another 10-win campaign and the team’s second consecutive Centennial Conference (CC) semifinal appearance. In 2009, the Green Terror made it three straight CC playoff appearances.Read Full Bio
In her first year at the helm, Bliss’ enthusiasm manifested itself in the form of the best women’s lacrosse season to date in the program’s three decades. Led by the then-23-year-old interim coach, the Green Terror turned in a 13-4 record, including a program-best nine-game winning streak. McDaniel followed its first Centennial Conference (CC) playoff appearance with a run to the ECAC semifinals under Bliss in 2004 before advancing to the ECAC championship game the next season. In her nine seasons at the helm, Bliss has guided the squad to an 83-69 mark.
Bliss began her coaching career as a graduate assistant at McDaniel in the fall of 2003, immediately following a successful academic and athletic career at Goucher College. She completed her master’s in education at McDaniel in the summer of 2004.
A three-time all-conference selection in field hockey and two-time nod in lacrosse, she also received all-region honors on the lacrosse field and was selected to play in the North/South Senior All-Star Game. Bliss was also a three-time field hockey captain and two-year lacrosse captain for the Gophers.
Her arrival on the Hill helped the field hockey team to its first-ever CC championship and NCAA playoff berth. As a first-year coach, she assisted with coordinating the team’s defense. Her unrivaled work ethic translated into McDaniel boasting one of the nation’s best defenses, surrendering just 0.64 goals per game.
Jones enters her seventh season at the helm of the Green Terror field hockey program.
In her first six seasons on the sidelines, she has led the squad to 47 wins, including a Centennial Conference semifinal appearance in her debut campaign. Last season, she returned her squad to the postseason, earning a berth in the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Tournament.Read Full Bio
While earning her master’s degree at James Madison University, she served the previous two seasons as an assistant with the Eastern Mennonite field hockey team. While working with the Royals, the squads registered a combined 15 wins, including 10 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play.
Prior to her time at EMU, she was at Washington and Lee from 2002-04, serving as an assistant with field hockey and women’s lacrosse teams and was integral in the success of those two programs.
While on the sidelines with the women’s lacrosse team in 2003 and 2004, the Generals went a combined 30-7, winning the ODAC tournament both years and advancing to the NCAA Division III regional semifinals. The squad posted a perfect 8-0 mark in ODAC play in 2003 before finishing 7-1 during the 2004 campaign.
On the field hockey sideline, the 2002 and 2003 squads posted identical 10-9 marks, including going 6-3 in the ODAC and advancing to the conference semifinals.
The recipient of the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Grant in 2002, she also worked as an athletic administrative intern during her two years at Washington and Lee.
In addition to her time with the Generals and Royals, Miranda Jones has served as a coach with the United States Field Hockey Futures Program since 2002 in addition to working numerous camps and at the U.S. Field Hockey National Hockey Festival in 2002 and 2004.
In addition to earning a bachelor of science in physical education from Longwood in 1999, she earned her master of science degree in athletic administration and coaching from James Madison in May 2006.
Check-in takes place between 2:00-4:00pm on Monday, July 22nd. Skill testing begins immediately following check-in. Extended Day Campers will depart that evening after dinner and lacrosse. ALL campers should be prepared to play following check-in.
A closing ceremony will take place at the field at 11:30am on Thursday, July 25th. Parents are invited to attend! Resident campers check out is between 12:30 - 1:30pm from the dorms. Extended Day campers leave directly from the fields.
2 campers per room. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. Roommate requests are not guaranteed, if you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
♦ Fan, dorms are not air-conditioned
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.
Extended Day Campers
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 am Breakfast (Overnighters)
- 9:00 am Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:30 am Line Drills and Stations
- 10:30 am Position Work
- Noon Lunch and rest
- 1:30 pm 1v1, 2v2, and fastbreaks
- 3:00 pm Drill stations and scrimmaging
- 5:00 pm Dinner and supervised free time
- 6:30 pm Back to field for games
- 9:00 pm Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:00 pm Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights out!