Saint Vincent College Nike Volleyball Camp Latrobe, Pennsylvania
This is the perfect location for young athletes to develop their volleyball talents and earn top All Skillsinstruction from Head Coach Sue Hozak and her experienced and devoted staff.
This program is open to players of all ability levels ages 10-18. Here you’ll master the fundamentals, develop proper mechanics and gain game play experience. Every aspect of the game is covered, giving you a solid skill foundation to build upon after camp.
- Training under the country’s best coaches
- Excellent residential, dining and training facilities
- Six hours of daily instruction
- Coach to camper ratio is 1:10
- Players grouped by age and ability level
- Skill development, position training and match play
- Personal evaluations from your coach
- Round the clock supervision for camper safety and health
- Nike Volleyball camp T-shirt
Saint Vincent College is located just 35 miles east of Pittsburgh and is situated on a 200-acre suburban campus in Unity Township. Athletes train in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Gymnasium, a newly renovated facility includes new floors, courts, scoreboard and lighting as well as a 4,000 square-foot fitness center and training room facility. The Carey Center also houses the Frank and Elizabeth Resnik swimming pool and bookstore. Campers will stay in comfortable, air-conditioned dormitories on-campus.Meet your coaching staff
Sue Hozak is the Saint Vincent College head coach and has produced 54 All-Conference players. She was named the NAIA American Mideast Conference North Division Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2005. Hozak was named the Westmoreland County YWCA Sportswomen Coach of the Year in 2007. She led her team to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Championship in 2006 and 2007, and the American Mideast Conference North Division Championship in 2005.
Head coach Stephanie Benkowski begins her sixth season at the helm of the Waynesburg volleyball program in 2010. She’ll be looking to end a brief one-year hiatus from the PAC Tournament.
Prior to missing the playoffs in 2009, Waynesburg made it to the postseason following the 2008 campaign. That year, the Jackets earned an 11-20 overall record and a 6-8 mark in PAC action. As the fifth seed in the tourney, Waynesburg picked up a 3-1 upset victory over number-four Thiel on the Tomcats’ home court.
It was the first win in the conference tourney for Waynesburg since 2005. The Jackets then went on and played well against the eventual champs from Westminster during a 3-1 loss.
Individually, Benkowski enjoyed a first for her time at Waynesburg as senior outside hitter Laurie Lindner was named PAC Player of the Year. It was the first time Benkowski had coached a player to the prestigious honor. Lindner joined three of her teammates on the 2008 All-PAC squad.
After a rough start to her first season (2005) at Waynesburg that had the team four games below .500, Benkowski guided the Yellow Jackets to 13-consecutive victories.
Waynesburg went on to finish the season at 21-13 overall with an 11-1 mark in conference play and an appearance in the PAC Championship match.
For her efforts, Benkowski earned PAC Coach of the Year honors.
The Waynesburg volleyball team has also consistently held a strong presence on the annual Fall PAC Academic Honor Roll and 2009 was no different. The Jacket volleyball team featured nine players on the list, which tied for the second most honorees in the conference.
Kristin Consuegra joined the Chatham staff in March 2010. Consuegra earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications (with an emphasis in public relations and advertising/media studies) from St. Vincent College as well as her Masters of Science Degree in Sports Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).
The North Huntingdon, PA native was a four-year starter as a member of the St. Vincent women’s volleyball team where she led the Bearcats to two consecutive ECAC Division II championships in 2006 and 2007 as well as to the American Mideast Conference North Division title in 2005. She also served as team captain during both her junior and senior seasons.
Consuegra was also an assistant women’s volleyball coach at IUP for two years and hopes to utilize her personal skills, experiences, and knowledge of the game to help to further develop the women’s volleyball program here at Chatham.
Kim Kelly begins her 15th year of coaching in 2010 and enters her sixth year at Carnegie Mellon. In 2007, Kelly earned her 300th career victory while the 2008 squad appeared in the NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball Championship, defeating Lebanon Valley in the first round.
In five years, she has led the Tartans to two ECAC South Volleyball Championships and two third-place finishes in the highly touted University Athletic Association. Overall, the Tartans are 105-79 under Kelly and continue to play some of the toughest competition in Division III as the UAA has claimed the last three national championships.
Prior to Carnegie Mellon, Kelly was the head women’s volleyball coach at Gettysburg College from 1996 through 2004. During her tenure, the Bullets posted a 250-82 record, captured eight Centennial Conference titles and appeared in eight NCAA Division III Championship Tournaments. She was an assistant coach at Gettysburg for four seasons before becoming head coach.
A member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and chairman of the Mid-Atlantic All-Regional team selection committee for two years, Kelly also served as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Region Selection Committee for the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Coach Wisneski is the assiant coach at Saint Vincent College.
A native of Derry, PA, Scott played four years for his high school program at Derry Area, lettering twice. He was a member of the team from 1986-89, during which time they won two state titles and once finished as the PIAA runners-up.
Scott spent 10 years coaching the boys' program at Greater Latrobe High School, and has also coached the Junior Olympic team for the Foothills Club.
He also serves as advisor for the Saint VIncent men's club volleyball team.
Camp Code: VOGRST
The NIKE Volleyball camp at St. Vincent College provides campers with top quality instruction plus:
Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
Extended Day campers (9am-9pm - except on ﬁrst and last day): Lunch and dinner are provided.
24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Volleyball Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
Volleyballs: Nike Volleyballs may be purchased when you register for camp for an additional $25. Volleyballs must be paid for at the time of registration. Campers do not need to bring a ball to camp and purchasing one is optional.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Check-in: between 11:0am-1:00pm on Sunday July 7th
Check-out: Graduation is at 3:30pm on Wednesday July 10th
Players Grouped by: skill, age, years of experience
Evaluation: Written by coaching staff
Equipment Needed: Volleyball shoes, knee pads and a water bottle
Dorm: Saint Benedict Hall
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: On each Floor
Linens: Not provided. Please bring own linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel
Air Conditioning: YES, both the gym and dorms are air conditioned
Key Deposit: $75 for keys and $25 for access cards – Bring two checks made out to US Sports
Spending Money: $50
Medical Facility: Athletic trainers are on-site and a Hospital nearby
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 Wake-up
- 7:45 Breakfast
- 9:00 Stretching/conditioning
- 9:15 Practice: pass/set/hit drills
- 10:30 Defense and serving drills
- 12:00 Lunch, rest
- 1:30 Spiking demonstration
- 1:45 Review: pass/set/serve
- 2:30 Practice: emergency recovery
- 4:30 Free time, rest
- 5:30 Dinner
- 6:30 Practice: games/scrimmages
- 9:00 Films/video highlights
- 10:00 Campers to rooms
- 10:30 Lights out