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 15-18 (ages 12-18, 3 nights in dorms, Lunch included for Commuters)
- Middle School/High School Overnight Camp #2 July 21-24 (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 2013, the Panthers continued their tradition of strong play by posting an 18-3 overall record and an 11-1 conference record. The Panthers reached the Northeast-10 Conference Championship game for the fourth straight year, but fell in their title defense to Le Moyne by an 8-6 score. The Brown and Gold earned their sixth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament, where they rallied from an 8-3 deficit against Le Moyne in the opening round en route a 9-8 victory. The Panthers suffered a buzzer-beating 7-6 defeat to LIU-Post in the semifinals, as the Pioneers went on to win the title. Seven players were named to All-Conference teams, five were selected to All-Region teams and two were named to the IWLCA All-America First Team.Read Full Bio
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.
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.
Erica Devito begins her first 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.
Brittany Davis is entering her first season on the sidelines for the Adelphi University women's lacrosse program. Davis brings six years of Division I coaching and playing experience to the Panther bench. Davis spent the past year walking the sidelines at Central Connecticut State University, helping the program to a 9-9 overall record and a spot in the NEC semifinals. In addition, she helped coach six All-NEC performers and two NEC All-Tournament team honorees.
A 2012 graduate of Rutgers, Davis played her final three collegiate seasons for the Scarlet Knights. She appeared in 41 games over that time, including seven starts playing midfield and attacker. During her career with Rutgers, Davis scored 25 goals, recorded four assists and controlled 24 draws. Prior to Rutgers, Davis attended the University of Delaware for two years, playing in 18 games and making four starts for the Blue Hens.
Davis also brings quality coaching experience to Garden City, serving as the head coach of the Long Island Yellow Jackets club lacrosse team since 2009. She has also worked numerous lacrosse camps and served as a referee for local youth lacrosse games.
Before college, Davis was a four-year varsity starter for Shoreham-Wadding River High School in New York. She earned numerous honors athletically and academically in a standout career as a student-athlete.
Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach at Adelphi University.
Middle School/High School Overnight Camp #1 July 15-18
Middle School/High School Overnight Camp #2 July 21-24
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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