Nike Softball Camp Lawrenceville School

Nike Softball Camp Lawrenceville School
Nike Softball Camp Lawrenceville School

The Nike Softball Camp at the Lawrenceville School has been an East Coast favorite for 18 years. At camp all aspects of the game will be covered including fielding, hitting, base running, and game-like situations. Campers have the opportunity to attend up to three weeks of camps.

Join the fun and get better at softball this summer at Lawrenceville! Leading these three sessions of camp for the 18th consecutive summer is Lawrenceville Head Softball Coach John Schiel. 

Highlights Include

  • 8:1 camper to instructor ratio
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
  • Official NIKE Camp T-Shirt
  • Great NIKE prizes!
  • NIKE Softball Camp Graduation Certificate

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

John Schiel
Camp Director

John Schiel

Schiel has been the Head Varsity Softball Coach at Lawrenceville since the school became coeducational in 1987. Coach Schiel has successfully led the softball team to the New Jersey Prep A Championship title in 1990, and in 2002, 2003 and 2010 the state title.   

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He was also named the Princeton Packet and Lawrence Ledger “Coach of the Year” in 1988 and by The Trenton Times in 2002 and 2010 and Star-Ledger in 2002. His team also won the Mid-Atlantic Prep League championship in 2009, 2003, 2001 and 1999.

Athletes benefit from John’s experience as well as a veteran staff that in past summers has included the Ivy League Rookie of the Year, Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year, Patriot League Player of the Year as well as various other current and former college players.

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Rich Roessner  – (Private Coach and Instructor) – Rich has over 20 years of experience as a fastpitch coach and instructor.  He has led teams to 4 ASA National...

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Rich Roessner  – (Private Coach and Instructor) – Rich has over 20 years of experience as a fastpitch coach and instructor.  He has led teams to 4 ASA National Championships at Women’s majors.  His daughter Killian was the catcher here at Lawrenceville from 2001 to 2003 winning 2 NJ Prep A Championships and then went on to become a 1st team All-American at LSU.  Rich coached Killian on the NJ Rotten Apples U12/U14 and U18 teams as well as the Virginia Shamrocks U18 Gold who were Gold National Runner-ups.  He won 4 National Titles in 7 years as coach and batting instructor for the famous CT Brakettes and had 5 Top 10 National ASA finishes in a similar role with the PA Rock Gold U18s.      

Erica Rabe M.S., ATC – Erica earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from LIU Brooklyn in Brooklyn, New York. She worked with women’s basketball, women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer and softball, travelling with the Blackbirds softball team during four of their spring trips to Florida. She also worked at Columbia University with football and women’s lacrosse. Prior to LIU Brooklyn, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire, where she played field hockey and was manager of the women’s basketball team.  She was a three-sport athlete in high school, playing field hockey, basketball and softball. For the past two years she’s worked for Professional PT at Columbus Circle.

Ashley Alden - (Saint Joseph’s University - Rutgers University- William Tennent HS)- Ashley has played softball for 15 years at the little league, ASA, high school, gold, and division one levels.  In high school she lettered all four years in both basketball and softball and served as team captain for three years.  She played for the Rock Gold 18U squad and earned 2nd place at Gold Nationals in 2011.   Ashley started her first two years of collegiate softball at Rutgers University (New Brunswick).  As a freshman she started in 41 games and played in 50, scored 17 runs and had 18 RBI, 7 doubles, and a fielding percentage of .992.   As a sophomore she had 4 HR, 12 RBI, 17 runs scored, and 24 walks.  In her first year at SJU (junior year), Ashley was named to the All-A10 Tournament Team, A10 All-Conference Second Team, and NFCA All Region Second Team.  She lead the Hawks in hits (29), RBI (23), slugging percentage (.584), and walks (17).  She started all 42 games, primarily at first base and had a fielding percentage of .988.  Ashley has been on the dean’s list every semester for the past two years.  She is currently majoring in Art and will be getting Master’s Degrees in Special Education and Art Education. 

Robin Antozzeski- (Mercer County Community College- Bordentown Regional HS)- Robin graduated from BRHS in 2013 as a 4 year varsity player, ending her high school career as captain. During her senior year season, her team won the Burlington County Scholastic League Patriot Division with an overall record of 14-7 and advanced 2 rounds into the State Tournament. She was also named a BCSL First Team All Star. Currently, Robin is the assistant coach for the 16U New Jersey Cheetahs travel team. She is going into her sophomore year at Mercer County Community College where she pitches and plays 3rd base for the Vikings.

Sydney Canessa - (Fordham University - Wall High School) - Sydney was a four-year starter for the Lady Knights of Wall HS (NJ).  As the shortstop, she led her team to a Shore Conference Championship in 2012 as well as the State Finals in 2013. She led the team in a number of statistical categories including hits (200) and runs scored. She was selected First Team All-Shore Conference all four years and First Team All-State in her junior and senior seasons. Sydney also received Player of the Year honors from the Asbury Park Press, Newark Star Ledger and The Coast Star. At Fordham, Sydney transitioned from shortstop to center field.  In her freshman season, she started every game in the lead-off spot and center field. She helped her team to the Atlantic-10 Conference Championship in order to advance into Regional play. As a freshman, Sydney received not only First Team All-Rookie honors, but also made First Team All-Conference. With a GPA above a 3.5, Sydney plans to major in Business at Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business with a minor in Health Policy Management.

Lauren Fischer – (Seton Hall University – Robbinsville HS) - Lauren is a pitcher and infielder who currently plays on the Seton Hall University softball team.  She was a key player in Robbinsville Little League's run to the Little League World Series in 2008 as a pitcher and shortstop.  In her four years at Robbinsville High School she compiled two State Championships and multiple accolades including three time CVC Player of the year, three time All-Area First Team, and she was a two time All-State Selection.  As a sophomore, Lauren went 25-0 completing the first perfect season and State Championship that Robbinsville High School softball has ever had.  Lauren played three years with the New Jersey Nightmare competing against some of the best teams across the country.  At Seton Hall, Lauren was selected for the Dean's list in her first two semesters and has already made her mark on the SHU softball team as a starting pitcher.

Michelle George - (Saint Leo University- Pennsbury High School) -  In her freshman year, Michelle was a starter primarily at second base for the Saint Leo University softball team.  She was named an All Sunshine State Conference player with a .337 batting average.  At Saint Leo, she studies Biology in the hope to one day become a Chiropractor or physical trainer.  While at Pennsbury High School, she was a 3 year varisty centerfielder and was named to the 2012 and  2013 All Conference First Team.   She also played for The Newtown Rock Gold Travel program for 4 years, competing against some of the best teams from across the country.

Julia Schoenewald – (Brown University – Central Bucks East HS) – In her freshman year, Julia was a starter on the Brown University softball team getting time at both catcher and first base. At Brown, she is studying Neuroscience on the Pre-Med track and plans to continue onto medical school. Before matriculating to Brown, Julia was a two-sport varsity athlete at Central Bucks East High School. Julia led the CB East Softball squad to a district title in her senior year. She made the All-League team for all four years of her varsity career. In her senior season, Julia received First Team All-State honors and was named All Intelligencer Player of the Year. For travel ball, Julia was a member of the Rock Gold team that finished third at ASA Gold Nationals.

Val Suto – (Seton Hall University – Nottingham HS) – At Nottingham, Val played 4 years of Varsity Softball and Soccer and ran Winter Track for one year.  In softball she was named 2nd team All-NJ Group III and 1st team All- South Jersey Group III and Trentonian 1st team All-Area in 2012 and 2013 finished with a career batting average of .417, and had the 2nd highest stolen base and runs scored totals in Nottingham history.  As for her soccer career, she was named NJGSCA Top 20 in Central Jersey in 2011, to the select Mercer 33 team along with the Trentonian All-Area Team both her junior and senior years. Val was also part of a relay team who hold the school record for shuttle hurdles.  She  graduated #9 in her class with a GPA of 4.2, and was a member of the National Honor Society and the Art Honor Society.   At age 10 she began her softball career with the Hamilton Hurricanes and in 2008 she was a member of the 12U Babe Ruth World Series championship team.  She then joined the 18U Jersey Nightmare Gold Fastpitch organization where she faced some of the nation's premier teams, finishing 3rd in NJ, and 90th in the nation in 2012. Currently Val is a sophomore at Seton Hall where she is a lefty slapper and an outfielder.  She is carrying a 3.74 GPA and will receive a degree in Graphic Design and Advertisement.  Val has experience working camps and clinics through her local softball training facility, Game Time Performance, as well as clinics that are held at Seton Hall.

Camp Details

This year the Lawrenceville Nike Softball Camp will be offering three weeks of overnight camp and extended day camp options (9am-9pm). Both options include all aspects of softball as well as game time play!

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Check-in takes place between 3:00-4:00pm on Sunday at the dorms. 


Camp concludes on Thursday at 4:30pm. There will be a graduation ceremony at 4:00pm which parents are invited to attend! 


A full softball and living experience. Immerse yourself in baseball and new friends off and on the field.  Live, eat, breathe and sleep baseball!  Lodging and all meals are included in this program.


Extended day includes dinner on Sunday and lunch and dinner Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday. Campers should be picked up at 9:00pm Sunday through Wednesday and at 4:30pm on Thursday. Lunch is provided on Thursday.


A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.​

The Lawrenceville School is not in any way involved in the ownership or management of the Camp.


The Lawrenceville School is located in central New Jersey, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City and 40 miles north of Philadelphia. Lawrenceville has 17 dormitories, 10 classroom buildings, and 7 other support buildings on 700 acres in a rural setting.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • Day 1 Afternoon Check In
  • Days 2-4
  • 7:15 a.m. Wake Up
  • 7:45 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:50 a.m. Extended Day Campers Arrive
  • 9:00 a.m. Warm up
  • 9:30 a.m. Hitting Circuits, Drills
  • 10:30 a.m. Base Running Drills
  • 11:45 a.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Warm up/Stretch/Throwing Drills
  • 2:15 p.m. Position Work
  • 3:15 p.m. Circuits
  • 3:45 p.m. Supervised Free Time
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:30 p.m. Evening Activities/Games
  • 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 10:00 p.m. Campers to Rooms/Lights Out

Camper Reviews


  • 5/5.

"John was kind enough to speak with me a few times before camp started and then, again, the day my wife and I dropped off our daughter.  I write this morning to thank you just so so much for providing her an absolutely incredible experience.  We spoke with our daughter throughout her week at L’Ville and she was so excited throughout the week.  When we spoke with her Wednesday night, she told us she wasn’t ready to leave and then, when we picked her up yesterday, she told us she couldn’t wait to come back next year.  She told us that she wants to come back for all 3 weeks.  

From the check-in process with the coaches, to your wonderful wife Rikki’s interaction with the girls, to all of the instruction during the week to the final very warm-feeling closing ceremony, you, your coaching staff and your family do an amazing job at not only teaching softball, but in providing a warm and welcoming environment for the girls. 

In closing, I wanted to share with you a short story following our return from camp yesterday.  We arrived home at about 5:30 and the first thing our daughter said to me was, “Daddy, grab your glove, let’s go have a catch.”  She had played about 8 hours of softball for the previous 5 days and all she wanted to do was play more.  She was hooked on the sport before she went to camp and, now, it appears that her love of the game has deepened.  Not only that, but in my working out with her a little yesterday, she really has improved.  Her footwork is better and her hands are softer.  Not only that, listening to her talk about the drills you did and why you did them, she seems to have a far more advanced understanding of the game than she did just 5 days ago.

John – again, I want to thank you and your incredible staff for giving an amazing week to our daughter.  We look forward to getting enrollment forms for next year!"

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Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
The coaches were all very helpful

"I enjoyed my week at the Nike Softball camp. I can't wait for next year, and I am having my sister attend with me. The coaches were all very helpful. This helped improve sliding and diving really well. Thank you."


  • 5/5.
My daughter made great friendships and enhanced her skills through the drills at camp

"My daughter has been talking nonstop about the friendships that she's made and the fondness that she has for the staff at camp. She has also has been speaking glowingly about the attention to detail regarding the position work & rigorous drills, that she has endured while at the camp."


  • 5/5.
The camp counselors were not only successful softball players but also great students

"The Nike Softball Camp at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey was a birthday gift for my daughter....she said on day 2 of camp that it was the best birthday gift ever!!!! She enjoyed all aspects of the camp, the softball instruction and fun activities. I was most impressed with the camp counselors. They were not only successful softball players but also great students. Thanks to the camp organizer, John Schiel for selecting such wonderful role models and for highlighting both athletic and academic success."


  • 5/5.
Nike Director, John Schiel does a great job!

"My daughter loved the camp and would do it again as it is a great experience. John Schiel does a great job."

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Honest assesment of my skills

"I've been playing competitive travel softball for five years now yet I felt the coaches at this camp helped me improve my game in many ways. They showed me where I needed improvement and were very honest in their assessments of my skills. They recommended coaches to help me continue to improve after the camp - and I really appreciate that."

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Another great experience

"The director and his staff were very positive and seemed to make all the girls love to play. This is our second time doing the camp and I would do it again. Thanks for another great experience and great memories."

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
The NIKE Camp was amazing!

"The NIKE camp at was AMAZING! The camp far exceeded our expectations and I will recommend several of the conditioning drills to my Varsity coach so my High School team can benefit from them as well. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING EXPERIENCE!"

Day Camper

  • 5/5.
Can't wait to bring my teammates!

"I had such a good time at camp that this year I'm bringing some of my teammates! They saw how much I improved and want to improve as 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.