Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Adelphi University

Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Adelphi University
Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Adelphi University

Come join Head Coach, Pat McCabe, this summer at the Nike Lacrosse Camp at Adelphi University. Adelphi 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.

With a perfect small college setting, campers will have the opportunity to personally work with Adelphi coaches and experienced staff members. This camp location is ideal for all regional players in the state of New York and beyond. Get ready to take your game to a higher level and have some big time fun!

Highlights Include

  • Middle School/High School Evening Camp July 13-16 (ages 12-18)
  • Middle School/High School Overnight Camp July 20-23 (ages 12-18, 3 nights in dorms, Lunch included for Commuters)
  • Superior instruction from Adelphi Coaches and Players
  • 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
  • Daily emphasis on skills and position training (Stick skills, shooting, dodging, defense, conditioning, and overall "Lacrosse IQ")
  • Special goalie instruction and discounts available
  • Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
  • Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Pat McCabe
Camp Director

Pat McCabe

Directing camp this summer is Adelphi Head Coach, Pat McCabe. 

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Pat McCabe comes to Garden City with a tremendous background on the collegiate, professional and international stage and will lead the Panthers in defense of their 2014 NCAA Division II National Championship.

A National Hall of Fame Defenseman, McCabe, started his illustrious playing career at Elmont Memorial High School, where he led the program to a New York State Championship.  In 1987 he would matriculate at Syracuse University, where he would win three NCAA Division I National Championships, earn four United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American honors and the 1990 NCAA Defensive Player of The Year award.

Following college, McCabe moved into the professional ranks, playing for the New York Saints of the National Lacrosse League from 1992 thru 2001, spending seven years as team captain. In 2001 he joined the Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse, spending six years with team, all of them as captain.  He also helped the Lizards to Major League Lacrosse Championships in 2001 and 2003.

McCabe also brings a wealth of international experience to Adelphi. He first donned a USA jersey in 1988 as part of the U19 team at the World Championships in Adelaide, Australia, where he earned "Fairest and Best Player" at the Championship honors. He followed that up with inclusion on the 1990 (alternate), 1998 and 2006 United State National teams, earning a Gold medal in 1998 and a Silver Medal at the 2006 World Championships.

Collegiately, McCabe has spent time as a defensive coordinator with the LIU-Post men's lacrosse program from 1999 thru 2001, helping the Pioneers to NCAA Division II runner-up finishes in 1999 and 2000. He was also a member of the Adelphi University men's lacrosse coaching staff in 2011, pushing the Panthers to NCAA Division II runner up status.

McCabe is also the found and camp director for Shooting Star Lacrosse Camps, which has operated since 1999 and founded ICON Lacrosse, where he coaches the girl's lacrosse class of 2017 team, while also acting as program director.

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Erica Devito
Camp Director

Erica Devito

Co-Directing camp this summer is Erica Devito, assistant women's lacrosse coach at Adelphi University.

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Erica begins her second year as an assistant coach after donning Adelphi's women's lacrosse uniform for four years.

During her time as a Panther, she set the school record in career points (379), career goals (270), and career free position goals (43). Additionally, she ranks tied for third in career assists with 109 and is third in points per game with 4.98. Her name also appears an astonishing 10 times among single season marks and holds top marks in goals (77) and free position goals (13).

Devito helped  her team to four NCAA appearances, three of which they were crowned as NCAA Champions (2009-11) and was also a part of two Northeast-10 Championships (2010 and '11).

Over four years, she garnered a slew of awards including All-American (4x), IWLCA All-Region (4x), NE-10 All-Conference (3x), ECAC All-Star (2x), NCAA DII All-Tournament (2x), CoSida/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District (2x) and NE-10 Spring Academic All-Conference team (2x). Additionally, she was the 2010 NE-10 Tournament MVP, and was the ECAC Division II Scholar Athlete Award and participated in the IWLCA North-South All-Star game in 2012.

Kerry Stoothoff
Assistant Coach

Kerry Stoothoff

Kerry Stoothoff is in her second year as an Assistant Coach with the Adelphi University women's lacrosse program. She helped the Panthers to the programs sixth NCAA Division II...

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Kerry Stoothoff is in her second year as an Assistant Coach with the Adelphi University women's lacrosse program. She helped the Panthers to the programs sixth NCAA Division II National Championship in 2014.

Stoothoff's primary responsibilities in 2014 were working with the goalies and the defense and she proved more then up to the task. Stoothoof molded Taylor Hayes into the Northeast-10 Goalkeeper of The Year. She also had a hand in guiding Adelphi to best goals against average in the nation, regardless of division, allowing just 4.55 goals per contest. 

Stoothoff was a four-year letter winner for Loyola College, making 62 starts and totaling 3497 minutes in goal for for the Greyhounds. She was named the team's starting goalie as a sophomore and finished her career fifth on the all-time saves list with 528 total stops.  She also left Loyola with a career .485 save percentage and a goals against average of 9.61, helping the Greyhounds amass an overall record of 53-22.
Over the course of her career, Stoothoff garnered a number of awards including Loyola’s MVP in 2010 and the Unsung Hero Award in 2012.  She was an All-Big East selection in both 2011 and 2012 and led the Greyhounds to consecutive Big East Championships in those same seasons, while earning All-Tournament team honors.

Stoothoff was also awarded Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player status in 2011 and 2012, becoming the only player in the history of the Big East to win consecutive MVPs. Her outstanding play in those seasons also earned her inclusion on the IWLCA Division I Mid-Atlantic All-Region team.
A Tewaaraton watch list selection in 2011 and 2012, Stoothoff, was also named Nike National Player of the Week May 8, 2012, Women’s National Division Player of the Week May 14, 2012 and the Baltimore Sun’s Women’s Player of the Week May 12, 2011 and May 17, 2012. She concluded her collegiate career by participating in the IWLCA Division 1 North-South All-Star Game in 2012. 

Camp Details

This summer, Adelphi is offering one session of evening camp and one session of overnight camp with an extended day camp option (9:00am-9:00pm) for ages 12-18. At the Nike Girls 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. 


• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey


• 4 hours of instruction each day
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
• Camp hours: MON 1:00PM-4:30PM, TUES-WED 9:00AM-4:30PM, THURS 9:00AM-12:00PM

More Details

A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

Middle School/High School Evening Camp July 13-16

• Monday-Thursday
• Check-in will be held at the Outdoor Sports Complex and Competition Field
• Ages 12-18 

Middle School/High School Overnight Camp July 20-23

• Monday-Thursday (Camp starts Monday afternoon and concludes Thursday at 12:00 noon)
• Check-in will be held at Waldo Hall at 1:00pm
• Overnighters stay 3 nights in dorms, Commuters are provided lunch
• Ages 12-18

Overnight Campers

Housing & Roommates
Campers stay in double rooms (2 per room) and will be assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request and have not notified us, please do so no later than 10 days before the start of camp. As much as we try to take care of each and every camper, 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!

Dorm: Waldo Hall
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: No ♦ Please bring a Portable Fan – No AC.
Suggested spending money: $40
Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times.

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.

Commuter Campers

During the July 20-23rd session, Commuter Day campers should arrive at the check-in time dressed to play. All other days, the arrival time is 8:45am and departure time is at 4:30pm. For Commuter Day campers lunch will be provided on July 21 & 22. Drop off and pick up locations will be provided at check-in.

July 20th: 
Check-in at 1:00 PM
Commuters leave at 4:30 PM

July 21st:
Commuters arrive 9:00 AM
Commuters leave 4:30 PM

July 22nd:
Commuters arrive 9:00 AM
Commuters leave 4:30 PM

July 23rd:
Commuters arrive 9:00 AM
All Campers leave 12:00 PM

Discounts Available

Team Discount: If five or more campers register together, as a group by mail or fax, each camper will receive a $25 discount. Click “Get Brochure” above and print the application. All applications must be received at the same time via mail or fax. If all members of your group pay with a Visa or MasterCard, feel free to fax your applications to 415-479-6061 to expedite processing. Late or individual registrations are not eligible to receive the group discount.

Goalie Discount: To ensure each session has enough goalies for drills and scrimmages, all goalies automatically qualify for a special $50 discount. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the goalie discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the goalie discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website.  Goalie discount cannot be combined with any other discount.


Outdoor Sports Complex and Competition Field

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 and four main light standards.


Camper Reviews

Adelphi University Camper

  • 5/5.
Lots of Fun!

Nike Lacrosse Camp was a lot of fun and I learned a lot of stick skills and saw improvement in my playing. They made sure we were safe and had fun. I definitely want to come back.

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Parent of Adelphi University Camper

  • 5/5.

My daughter Kelly's experience at the Nike Adelphi Lacrosse Camp was fantastic. She received excellent instruction and both group and individual attention. She is looking forward to attending camp again next year. 

Adelphi University Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Everything was great!

Everything was great! Nice coaching staff and they teach you new skills in a fun environment. Constant instruction for player during drills and play. Instant feedback.

Parent of Adelphi University Campers

  • 4/5.
Loved camp!

My kids loved the camp! The coaching staff was great and it was a place where they learned a lot of good skills.

Kylie W.Adelphi University Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
improved tremendously!

This camp was incredible! My skills improved tremendously and I am a much better player skill wise. My knowledge of how to play the field has also improved! the coaches were fun, incredibly nice, and knowledgeable. I also made many friends and can't wait to go again! 

Parent of Adelphi University Camper

  • 5/5.
Learned a lot!

The Adelphi Nike Girls Lacrosse camp was a wonderful experience for my daughter. She learned a lot & expressed her interest in returning next year after the first day. The staff was encouraging & fun and wonderful role models for younger athletes. 

Parent of Adelphi University Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
positive and encouraging coaches!

The safety at this camp was excellent.  The coaches were positive & encouraging. This camp was run very well! 

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.