Nike Girls 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 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.
- Middle School/High School Overnight Camp #1 July 16-19 (ages 12-18, 3 nights in dorms, Lunch included for Commuters)
- Middle School/High School Overnight Camp #2 July 22-25 (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
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.
Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director is Rob Grella the head women's lacrosse coach at Adelphi University.
In 2012, Grella led the Panthers to a 16-3 record, posting an 11-1 record in the Northeast-10. The program won it's third straight Northeast-10 Tournament championship with a 13-12 victory over Le Moyne, earning their fifth straight NCAA Tournament berth. The team fell in the first round of it's title defense at the NCAA Tournament to C.W Post, the eventual national champions. Nine players earned All-Conference honors, with four First-Team honorees, the Defensive Player of the Year, two Second-Team selections and three freshmen earned All-Rookie status. Six were named to IWLCA All-Region teams, and three were named IWLCA All-Americans. One player was named CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District, and two were named ECAC All-Stars. Four were recognized by Synapse Sports, with one First-Team All-American, two Second-Team All-Americans and one All-Rookie selection. Two were also selected to play in the DI-II North/South All Star Game.Read Full Bio
Grella inherits an Adelphi program that has won three straight NCAA Division II National Championships, the first program in Division II to accomplish that feat. In all Adelphi has won five National Titles, the most of any program in the Division.
A 1997 and 2004 graduate of Adelphi University, Grella was a two-time First-Team All-American for the Panthers, helping the team to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Division II National Final. He was also named the NCAA Division II Attackman and Player of the Year in 1996 and played in the Division I USILA North/South All-Star game in 1997.
Grella also left his mark on the Adelphi record books, where he currently sits second on the Division II list in single season goals with 59 and third on the career goals list with 140. He was also honored with induction into the Adelphi Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.
As a coach, Grella has been on the sidelines of the Summit High School boys and girls lacrosse programs, most recently as the Head Coach of the girl's lacrosse team, a position he has held for the past five years. In that time he has been named Union County Coach of the Year twice and led the team to three straight Union County Championships. His Summit High School team appeared in the New Jersey State Sectional Finals for the past three years and Grella was part of the selection process for the Under Armour All-America team this past spring.
Todd Kaiser is entering his first season with the Adelphi University women's lacrosse program. His responsibilities will lie on the defensive side of the ball as well as coaching rides and clears.
Kaiser is a 2010 graduate of Quinnipiac University, where he earned a degree in public relations. While at Quinnipiac, Kaiser was a four year member of the men's lacrosse team and a two-year team captain. He scored 66 points during his time in Hamden and earned All-New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association honors. In addition, Kaiser was a Quinnipiac Scholar-Athlete award winner twice and won a New Jersey Group 1 State Championship in 2005 while playing for Summit High School.
Most recently, Kaiser spent the past season as an offensive coordinator for Branford High School in Branford, Connecticut and was also responsible for all rides and clears.
Amy Rizzo is entering her first season as a member of the women’s lacrosse staff, her responsibilities will include recruiting and scouting.
Rizzo comes to Adelphi from Summit, New Jersey, where she was the head coach of the Kent Place girl’s lacrosse team. In her only season at the helm, she improved the team’s record to 15-6 and led the team to a ranking of 11th in the state of New Jersey. In addition, Kent Place finished as Union County and Prep “A” Tournament runner-ups last spring.
She has also gained valuable experience working with Building Blocks Lacrosse in New Jersey since 2010. There she coached the Girl's 2016 Black Team for Building Blocks Elite Travel and also gained experience as a recruiter. Rizzo also launched the company's girl's college recruitment service and has assisted with marketing and running events.
As a collegian, Rizzo was a four-year member of the women’s lacrosse team at Long Island University – Brooklyn and also competed as a member of their soccer program. She was a four-time all-conference selection and a three-time team MVP, graduating as the program’s all-time leading scorer in 2007.
Upon graduation, Rizzo joined the coaching staff and spent three years on the sidelines at LIU, assisting in all aspects of the program. Also, during her time at LIU, Rizzo earned a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing and went on to graduate with an MBA in marketing in 2010.
Katelyn Catanese is entering her first season with the Adelphi University women’s lacrosse program. Her responsibilities will be assigned by head coach, Rob Grella.
Catanese graduated from Mount St. Mary’s in 2010 with a degree in sport management after spending four season as a member of the women’s lacrosse team. She left the program with her name in the record books, finishing her career second in career goals (170), points (195) and third in draw controls with 119.
In addition, Catanese set a program and Northeast Conference record for goals in a season with 64 and was awarded the Kolon award. She was also named an All-NEC First-Team performer three times in her career, becoming the first player in program history to accomplish that feat and competed in the Under Armour North/South All-Star game.
Upon graduation Catanese gained valuable coaching experience as St. Johns Prospect Hall in Frederick, Maryland. She helped the program to back-to-back class C Championships.
Middle School/High School Overnight Camp #1 July 16-19
Middle School/High School Overnight Camp #2 July 22-25
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: No
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.
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