Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Regis University Denver, Colorado
This NIKE Lacrosse Camp, located on the beautiful campus of Regis University, is just minutes from downtown Denver. Great weather, staff, the beautiful Regis campus and top notch facilities make this an ideal camp location.
At the Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Regis 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.
Ranger Women's Lacrosse Earns First Ever National Ranking at #14!
- Complete Skills Camp for Girls Ages 9-18
- Superior instruction from College Coaches and Players
- 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Special goalie instruction and discounts available
- Reversible mesh Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
Rooted in more than 130 years of tradition, Regis University is situated just northwest of dynamic downtown Denver. Picturesque mountain views form the backdrop to the beutiful Regis campus. Campers train each day on the Regis Lacrosse and Soccer Field one of the finest natural grass fields in the region if not the country.
Meet your coaching staff
Kate Hood enters her fourth season as assistant women's lacrosse coach at Regis in 2013-14 following a two year-stint as head field hockey and women's lacrosse coach at Simmons College, a Division III school in Boston, Mass. Hood helped Regis to their finest season in program history with a 12-2 overall record including a Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (WILA) championship in her first season.Read Full Bio
Hood, previously Leonard, is a 2003 graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., where she majored in psychology. She was a second team all-conference and an IWLCA all-region lacrosse performer her senior season, leading the team to an NCAA Division III tournament berth. Her team was the 2000 NCAA Championship runner-up and 2001 ECAC Champion team. Hood scored 31 goals and added nine assists, tying for the team lead in goals her senior campaign. She was a member of the Williams College field hockey team which qualified for the NCAA tournament every year she played. Hood was also a two-time captain of the Division I alpine ski team. She qualified for the NCAA Championships in skiing and was an NCAA Division I Academic All-American.
Hood led Simmons College, a lacrosse program that she started, to a 6-6 record on the lacrosse field in 2010. Hood coached nine lacrosse all-conference athletes and two field hockey all-conference athletes in her two years at Simmons.
From 2006-08, Hood was a coach, tutor, and house parent at Concord Academy in Concord, Mass. She was the head girl's field hockey and lacrosse coach, while also acting as an assistant coach for the alpine ski team. During this time, Hood earned her MA in Education from Tufts University.
Sarah Kellner begins her eighth season as Regis University women's lacrosse head coach in 2013-14 and will look to continue on the Rangers finest three seasons in program history. Kellner will look to make history this season when the Rangers and the other former WILA members enter the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
The Rangers completed the 2013 season with their second straight runner-up WILA finish and had the second most wins in school history with 10 against just five losses. The Rangers had one of the best offenses in the country and led the NCAA Division II in draw controls. Kellner guided RU to an 8-2 WILA record in 2013.Read Full Bio
Following a record breaking season in 2011, she guided the Rangers in 2012 to a 9-8 record including a season finale win over #2 ranked Rollins College. The Rangers finished as runner-up in the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (WILA) in 2012 while defeating two ranked teams, the first in school history.
The Rangers took the inaugural Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association championship with a perfect 6-0 record. The Rangers lost just two games during the spring of 2011, one to a top 10 team while racking up 12 wins, the most in school history.
In 2009, Kellner led the Rangers to a 6-6 record which was the most wins by any Ranger women's lacrosse team since its inception in 2000. It also marked the first time a Rangers team had a non-losing record.
In six seasons Kellner has more wins than any previous coach in program history. She is 45-44 (.500 winning percentage) overall and this all while playing one of the toughest schedules of any Division II team. Her teams ended WILA play with a 20-4 (.833) in three seasons in the WILA
Kellner brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to the Ranger lacrosse program. Since 2002, Averson has worked with numerous lacrosse programs in the east coast area. She most recently coached at Fayetteville-Manlius where she served as an assistant coach from 2004-06. In all three seasons her team made it to the New York State High School Championship game, winning the title in two of the three seasons.
During her three year span at Fayetteville-Manlius she coached six high school All-America players and two Central New York Player of the Year award winners. 15 players that she coached have moved on to compete at the NCAA Division I level.
She also boasts similar success as a collegiate athlete. Averson was a four-year letterwinner at Cornell University (N.Y.). In 2003, as a senior, she was named Cornell University Female Athlete of the Year as well as being selected to the All-America first team. During her playing career at Cornell she twice guided her team to the NCAA Division I championship, including a Final Four appearance in 2002 when her team went 17-2.
Kellner is a 2003 graduate of Cornell with a bachelor degree in development sociology.
Cristina Johnson is in her third season on the women's lacrosse staff following a stellar four-year career as a Ranger. The Hampstead, Md. native left an indelible mark on the Ranger program including leading the Rangers to their best season ever at 12-2 in 2011. That same season they were a perfect 6-0 in Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association games and the WILA Championship.
She left as the eighth leading goal scorer with 58 and her 73 total points are also eighth most in Regis history. She totaled 117 career ground balls which is sixth most in Ranger annals while grabbing 74 draw controls, third most at Regis.
Check-in for all campers takes place from 1:00-2:00pm on Thursday, June 19th at DeSmet Hall.
A closing ceremony will take place at the field on Sunday, June 22nd at 11:30am. Extended Day campers will leave directly from the field. Overnight campers will checkout from West Hall following the closing ceremony - Parents are invited to this!
Campers stay 2 per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. 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: DeSmet Hall
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: Yes
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.
Extended Day Campers
Regis Lacrosse and Soccer Field
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!