Eastern Field Hockey Camp at Millersville University
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Unleash your potential this summer at the Eastern Field Hockey Camp at Millersville University. This popular field hockey camp for girls is led by Head Coach Shelly Behrens and her dedicated team of top college coaches that will help athletes train and compete on the field.
This Pennsylvania field hockey camp invites girls of all skill levels, ages 12-18 to join us for a fun and competitive field hockey camp. Athletes from Millersville and the surrounding area will build upon their fundamentals, make new friends, and have some serious fun!
- Instruction from top college coaches and current USAFH National Team players
- 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Morning, afternoon, and evening training sessions
- Separate goalkeeper instruction
- Partner Camp of USA Field Hockey; sanctioned to make referrals to USAFH Nexus program
- All attendee receive a camp gear package (reversible jersey, ball, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
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Site Director Shelly Behrens
Shelly Behrens is the current Women's Head Field Hockey Coach at Millersville University.View Shelly's Bio ⟩
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AT MILLERSVILLE
Three-time PSAC Coach of the Year and two-time Division II Coach of the Year Shelly Behrens has built the Millersville field hockey program into a contender at both the PSAC and national level. The winningest coach in Millersville history, Behrens guided the team to the first NCAA Division II Championship in Millersville women's sports history in 2014. Her Marauders have appeared in five PSAC Championship games, winning the 2013 and 2016 titles, and have reached the NCAA Tournament five times.
The 2012, 2013 and 2014 PSAC Coach of the Year, 2012 Synapse Sports Division II Coach of the Year, and 2014 NFHCA Division II Coach of the Year, Behrens has developed 64 All-PSAC selections, including a Millersville record nine in 2015. She has also coached four PSAC Freshman of the Year winners. Her five first team selections in 2013 and 2021 were the most in the PSAC and the most in school history. Her 2013 and 2014 clubs set school records for wins in back-to-back seasons (19 and 20). The 2013 PSAC Championship was the first by the program since 1986 and the NCAA Division II Tournament appearance was the first ever. She owns half of Millersville's PSAC Championships, and the seven consecutive seasons with at least 13 wins from 2013-2021 is the best stretch in program history.
Player highlights include three consecutive Synapse Sports Defensive Players of the Year in Taylor Parker, Lauren Sotzin and Rachel Dickinson. Dickinson also became the first Marauder ever to be a three-time All-America First Team selection. Dickinson was the recipient of the NFHCA Division II Player of the Year Award and the field hockey nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. In 2019, Erica Tarsi joined Dickinson as the second three-time All-America First Team honoree. Aliza Mizak completed her career in 2018 as the only four-time All-American in program history. In 2021, Meredith Fagan joined Mizak and Dickinson as the only three four-time All-PSAC selections in Millersville history.
Before Behrens' arrival, the program had been without an All-American for 10 years. Behrens has developed 29 in the last eight years and has placed 12 freshmen on the Synapse Sports Division II All-Rookie Squad.
Known for her defensive coaching, Millersville led the nation in shutouts and goals against average in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The 2015 club set a program record for goals against average and put together a record run of nine consecutive shutouts. Under her direction, Samantha Rumler set a career record for goals against average.
Prior to arriving on the national stage, Behrens' 2012 team broke into the PSAC Tournament for the first time in 19 years. Behrens took the team to the PSAC Championship game for the first time in 23 years. Behrens became the first Millersville coach to win conference coach of the year honors.
Behrens' players also excel in the classroom. The 2014 club was awarded with the NCAA Team GPA Award at the NCAA Division II Festival, and Margaret Thorwart was Millersville's first winner of the Elite 89 Award. Behrens has seen more than 40 players named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad, and Sarah Dickinson was named the Capital One Academic All-District twice. In 2012, Maria Thompson achieved the honor of PSAC Champion Scholar. Behrens’ Marauders posted a team GPA of 3.41 during the 2009 season for a first-place ranking among all NCAA Division II field hockey teams and the Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA DII National Academic Team Award.The team has earned a national academic award each season since her arrival in 2008.
The Elizabethtown native and Lower Dauphin graduate came to Millersville following a successful one-year stint at Oneonta State where she quickly transformed the program with a 10-9 overall record and a second-place finish in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC). She established herself as a winning head coach at the game’s top level by building Virginia Commonwealth into a competitive program. She amassed 33 victories in five seasons and led the team to back-to-back 10-win seasons in 2003 and 2004. The 2003 season marked the first time the Rams reached double-digit wins in a season in over a decade. The squad also recorded six straight wins, which was the longest streak since the 1992 season. The following season, the Rams went 10-9, which was the first winning season for VCU since 1992. Behrens was selected as the Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year in 2003 and the program also produced the first of two-straight conference rookie of the year award-winners.
Prior to taking over at Virginia Commonwealth, Behrens spent four years (1997-2001) as the head coach at Richmond. Behrens led the Spiders to their first-ever victory in the CAA Tournament during her first season and twice led the team to the semifinals.
Behrens was also a Division I assistant for eight years, coaching in the NCAA Tournament three times. Her collegiate coaching career began at Penn State in 1989 as an assistant. She helped the Nittany Lions to an 18-3-1 record and an NCAA berth. The following year, Penn State compiled a 21-4 overall mark and advanced to the NCAA Semifinals.
Following her time at Penn State, Behrens moved to James Madison for a two-year stint before becoming an assistant at Northeastern where she was part of the 1994 Huskies’ squad that finished 16-5-1 and captured the America East Championship.
Behrens has also been heavily involved in USA Field Hockey at both the national and developmental levels. She served as the goalkeeping coach on the U.S. team that won a silver medal at the 1999 Pan American Games and the national squad that competed in the 2000 Olympic Qualifier Tournament in Milton Keynes, England. She has worked with the U-21, U-18 and U-16 teams as well.
Behrens received a bachelor’s of science degree in education from Old Dominion in 1988. She was a standout player, serving as the starting goalkeeper for the Monarchs for four-straight seasons and received first team All-South Region honors during her junior and senior seasons. She was a member of four teams that reached the NCAA Tournament. The 1984 team won the national championship and the 1985 team finished as the national runner-up. Behrens also competed on the United States’ U-21 Junior National Team.
Camp Coach Kaeleigh Lord
Kaeleigh Lord is the Field Hockey Assistant Coach for Millersville University.View Kaeleigh's Bio ⟩
Kaeleigh Lord was named Millersville field hockey's assistant coach prior to the 2023 season.
Lord brught championship-level experience as a coach and as a player to Millersville following an All-America career at Saint Anselm and three-year run as her alma mater's assistant coach.
As Saint Anselm's assistant coach, Lord helped the Hawks to an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2022 and 14 wins in each of the last two seasons. In the spring of 2022, Lord served as the program's interim head coach. In two full seasons, Lord coached five All-Americans and the Northeast-10 Player of the Year and goalkeeper of the year.
Lord gained additional experience as the Seacoast United Field Hockey site director and head coach. In that role, she oversaw training sessions, organizing coaching staffs, and managing staff while coaching the top Premier U19 hard court team. She coached teams at three different levels at national competitions and showcases.
From 2017-19, Lord starred as a student-athlete for the Hawks, earning NFHCA All-America First Team recognition in 2019 while leading the team to the NCAA championship game. Lord was named Most Outstanding Player of the Northeast-10 Tournament in helping Saint Anselm to its first conference title. She was a two-time All-NE-10 selection and played in three NCAA Tournaments.
Lord graduated in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.
Camp Coach Rebecca Elliott
Rebecca Elliott is the Head Field Hockey Coach at Lancaster Bible College.View Rebecca's Bio ⟩
Becky Elliott was named the head coach of the Lancaster Bible Field Hockey program in March of 2018. She will lead the program for the 2018 season and beyond, as the Chargers welcomed field hockey back into the mix of varsity sports, after dropping it after the 1985 season.
Elliott, most recently an assistant coach at Lebanon Valley College from 2008 through the 2016 season, also coaches for the Alley Cats Club Field Hockey team in Palmyra, Pa. Elliott was a standout back for Lebanon Valley from 1994 to 1997, and helped the Dutchmen to three NCAA National Tournament berths, including back-to-back trips to the NCAA Division III Final Four in 1996 and 1997. For her efforts during the 1997 tournament, Elliott was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team.
Camp Coach Kaitlin Thompson
Kaitlin Thompson is the Head Field Hockey Coach at Frostburg State University.View Kaitlin's Bio ⟩
Kaitlin Thompson enters her fifth season at the helm of the Frostburg field hockey program after being hired from a national search in the summer of 2017. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 season was moved to the spring of 2021. The team was only able to play scrimmages in the shortened season.
Thompson, the 16th coach in the 50-year history of the program, led Frostburg to their first CAC Tournament appearance since 2012 during the 2018 campaign. Under her guidance, Gabby Rachuba earned All-CAC Second Team honors. The team also secured a number of NFHCA Division III academic awards, including four athletes being named Scholars of Distinction.
Last fall, the Bobcats collected a pair of wins in their first season at the NCAA Division II level with victories over Converse and Mercyhurst. The Bobcats scored 16 goals and finished with six defensive saves.
In 2018, Frostburg collected two wins, both via shutout with an 8-0 win over Ferrum and a 4-0 blanking of Hood. The Bobcats advanced to the CAC Tournament for just the second time during their nine-year run in the CAC.
She led the Bobcats to five wins, including two shutouts and a victory in the FSU Tournament in the fall of 2017. Frostburg, which just missed out on the CAC Tournament that year, collected all five wins at Bobcat Stadium and finished seventh in the nation with 22 defensive saves. Savannah Neubert was named NCAA Statistical Champion at 12 defensive saves. FSU also finished 21stin the country in saves per game (10.79).
Thompson came to Frostburg after serving as an assistant coach at the Catholic University of America in 2016. The Cardinals won 10 games, advanced to the Landmark Conference Tournament semifinals, placed five players on the all-conference teams and finished with one All-American.
For two years prior to CUA, Thompson served as the graduate assistant coach at McDaniel College and served as the interim head coach for a five-month stretch in 2014-15.
During those two years, the Green Terror won a combined 17 games, including eight in the Centennial Conference with an appearance in the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Tournament in 2014. She served as the program’s lead recruiter and was promoted to the interim head coach from November 2014 through March 2015.
For the 2013 season, Thompson made her first stop at Frostburg and helped the Bobcats to seven wins with five shutouts. She worked specifically with the goalkeepers and defensive unit and FSU led the Capital Athletic Conference in saves (204) and finished second with 30 defensive saves.
She also served as Frostburg’s top recruiter and assisted with the video assessment of upcoming opponents and postgame scouting.
Prior to Frostburg, Thompson was an assistant coach at Moravian College for two years (2011-13), helping the Greyhounds to 17 total wins.
Outside of her collegiate experience, Thompson has coached the Green Turtle Fells Point Field Hockey Club since November 2014, served as the USA Field Hockey Futures Site Coordinator since February 2017 and coached at the Nike Field Hockey Camp for seven years (2009-16).
She earned both her bachelors and masters degrees from McDaniel. She earned her bachelors in exercise and sport science in 2011 and her masters in exercise science in 2016.
Camp Coach Maggie Reddecliff
Maggie Reddecliff is the Assistant Field Hockey Coach at Dartmouth College.View Maggie's Bio ⟩
Reddecliff joined the Big Green as the first assistant hired by new head coach Mark Egner in the spring of 2020.
Reddecliff is a 2017 graduate of Ohio State with a degree in communications, who also earned a master’s degree in sports coaching from Ohio State in 2019.
In her first year of coaching in 2019, Reddecliff was part of a staff at Boston College that was voted as ‘Best in Northeast Region’ by NFHCA as they guided the Eagles to the program’s first-ever Final Four. During her time in Chestnut Hill, Reddecliff was responsible for coordinating travel and practices in addition to several other duties with day-to-day operations of the program.
As a member of the Buckeyes from 2013-16, Reddecliff appeared in 42 games in the midfield or on defense. In the classroom, she earned a spot on the Academic All-Big Ten team each season, while also tabbed as an NFHCA Scholar of Distinction and a member of the NFHCA National Academic Squad from 2013-15.
“I’m very excited to have Maggie joining our staff. Her recent experience at Boston College is a one-of-a-kind start into college coaching,” Egner remarked. “Coupled with her own experiences as a player, Maggie brings a diversity of experience that will help us as we continue to move this program forward. During the hiring process, Maggie made it very clear that the development of quality relationships with the players is at the heart of her coaching style. I know that our student-athletes are really going to benefit from having Maggie at their side in the seasons to come.”
Reddecliff is a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, graduating from Susquehanna Township. She currently holds a Level II coaching accreditation from USA Field Hockey.
Coach Anna Rogers
Anna Rogers is the Assistant Field Hockey Coach at Lock Haven University.View Anna's Bio ⟩
For LHU assistant field hockey coach Anna Rogers, the 2022 fall season will mark her seventh at LHU.
A LOOK BACK AT THE 2021 FALL SEASON:
Following the 2021 fall season, the Bald Eagles pulled in more postseason awards and Coach Rogers was instrumental in guiding a number of young players to new heights. Sophomore Martina Spangenberg notched NFHCA Second-Team All-Region Honors along with Second-Team Atlantic-10. Freshmen Jasmine Miller and Zhao Rodrigo both earned a spot on the A-10 All-Rookie Team.
Academically, the Bald Eagles soared again as 13 student-athletes landed on the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association (NFHCA) Division I National Academic squad. As a team, LHU earned the NFHCA's Division I National Academic Team award after achieving a cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 or higher through the first semester of the current academic year.
On the season, The Haven finished 5-9 and 2-5 in conference, including conference wins over Saint Louis and Richmond.
YOUTH LEADS THE WAY IN 2021
LHU finished the 2021 season at 5-9 overall. Three of those five wins came on the home-turf at Charlotte Smith Field. Lock Haven was 2-5 in A-10 action with those two wins coming over Saint Louis and Richmond. The conference-win over Richmond came at home and was the first of two straight shutout-victories from the Bald Eagles.
Following the season, a trio of underclassmen earned A-10 All-Conference honors. Martina Spangenberg (Buenos Aires, Argentina/Piaget), Jasmine Miller (Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor) and Zhao Rodrigo (Valencia, Spain/Colegio san Bartoleme) were all honored by the A-10.
Spangenberg earned a spot on the All-Conference Second Team, while both Miller and Rodrigo earned well deserved spots on the 2021 All-Rookie Team.
Spangenberg started all 14 games for Lock Haven and provided a huge spark from her midfield position. She finished with a team-high seven goals and a team-best 18 points. Spangenberg added four assists and two of her goals were game-winners. Her 18 points were the seventh-most in the A-10 during the regular season.
Both Miller and Rodrigo made an immediate impact for LHU. Both players started all 14 games as rookies. Miller scored four goals, including two game-winning markers. She added two assists for 10 total points. Rodrigo stood out on defense for LHU and was a key all season on penalty corner plays. She finished with one goal, three assists and a defensive save.
A LOOK BACK AT A SHORTENED 2020-21 SEASON
With a shortened season on the slate, Rudy, Rogers and company took advantage of every opportunity presented to them. They finished the season an overall 4-2 and managed a 4-1 regular season by way of knocking off two Nationally Ranked opponents. The Haven secured a thrilling shootout victory over No.19 Saint Josephs in April, and a double overtime upset over the University of Massachusetts in March. With the help of those upsets, the Bald Eagles secured the No. 2 seed in the A-10 tournament.
Following the season and the A-10 conference tournament, standout freshman Martina Spangenberg was named to the 2020-2021 A-10 Conference All-Tournament team. She led the team with three-goals on the season and managed the opening score during the semi-final game against Saint Josephs. Jazmin Palma and Joaquina Orlandini would later join Spangenberg on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Mideast Region Team. Palma played to the tune of an All-A10 season, registering two goals in the process, and Orlandini earned both All-Region and All-A10 honors after her amazing year in goal for the Bald Eagles. She recorded a .735 save percentage in the process.
Celebrating a 75th anniversary:
During the 2021 spring season, the LHU field hockey program celebrated a milestone anniversary. The 2020-21 season marked the 75th anniversary of the first field hockey season back in 1945-46. The Bald Eagles first official varsity season came during the fall of 1945. The first varsity contest in program history came on October 20, 1945 and resulted in a victory. Since that first win, many more have followed, to go along with a number of other prestigious honors, including 69 winning seasons, 15 conference championships and seven national titles.
A LOOK BACK AT A SPECIAL 2019 SEASON
LHU Field Hockey capped an all-around impressive 2019 season, finishing with an 11-8 overall record. The Bald Eagles went 11-7 during the regular season and 6-2 in Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10) play. The team got hot when it mattered and notched a four-game win streak to end the regular season, all of which were won by way of shutout-victories. LHU also managed to win seven of their final eight regular season games. The team’s 6-2 A-10 record qualified the contingent for the A-10 Conference tournament, where the team nearly upset No. 1 seed Saint Joseph’s in the semifinal matchup. Senior Kayla Brathwaite was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Lock Haven finished the season with eight shutouts, which led all Atlantic-10 teams. At the end of the regular season, LHU ranked third in Division I in shutouts per game, behind only UConn and Michigan. Joaquina Orlandini was without question, the premier goalkeeper in the A-10. She was 10-8 overall with eight shutouts. Orlandini finished the season leading the A-10 in shutouts and ranked second in the A-10 in GAA (top-15 NCAA DI).
Following the 2019 regular season Kayla Brathwaite, Joaquina Orlandi and Jazmin Palma were named to the 2019 A-10 First Team. Palma added A-10 rookie of the year honors as she led the A-10 with 67 shots. Brathwaite and Palma were later named to the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association (NFHCA) Division I All-Region Team
Following the 2019 season, the Bald Eagles were recognized for their academic accomplishments as well.
MacKenzie Farley and Emily Robb were both named Division I Scholars of Distinction by the NFHCA. In total 10 LHU Field hockey players were named to the ZAG/NFHCA National Academic Squad. The team as a whole earned the National Academic Team Award as well.
The 2018 season proved to be another special one for the Bald Eagles.
Following the 2018 season both Tamia Roach and Alyscia Smith were named to the All-Conference Team and Roach added All-Region honors.
LHU got off to a quick start in 2018 and won three of the first four games of the season. The win in the 2018 season-finale vs. La Salle helped Lock Haven finish the season at .500, thanks to a 9-9 overall record. The Bald Eagles were 3-5 in A-10 action, thanks to wins over Davidson, Saint Louis and La Salle. All three conference wins came by way of a shutout and LHU outscored their conference foes 9-0 in those three games. On the season, LHU scored 45 goals, the third most of any team in the A-10 during the regular season. Returning defensive-standout Tia Judy finished with a team-best nine assists last season ('18). It marked her second straight nine-assist season.
Following the 2018 season, the academics awards poured in too. A Haven trio earned 2018 Zag / National Field Hockey Coaches' Association (NFHCA) Division I Scholars of Distinction honors. In all, 13 LHU field hockey players earned a spot on the Division I National Academic Squad, and as a team, the Bald Eagles earned the National Academic Team Award.
The 2017 season was another good one for the Bald Eagles. The Bald Eagles went 10-8 overall and finished A-10 play at 3-5 with conference wins over La Salle, Davidson and Saint Louis. Four of The Haven's 10 wins came at home. It marked LHU's 29th consecutive season with 10 or more wins, a truly remarkable accomplishment in collegiate field hockey. The streak dates back to 1989. To further highlight that note, Lock Haven has therefore won 10 or more games every season since returning to NCAA Division I play in 2004.
Following the 2017 season, five players garnered All-Conference honors. Tamia Roach and Kayla Brathwaite both earned a spot on the All-Conference Second Team. In all, three LHU players took home five different awards. Roach also earned All-Academic honors from the conference and Brathwaite was joined by fellow freshman Tia Judy on the All-Rookie Team.
The 2017 team also continued to achieve high honors in the classroom.
Fifteen members of the team earned a spot on the 2017 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad. The Division I National Academic Squad recognizes those student-athletes who achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2017-18 academic year. Representing Lock Haven on the National Academic Squad was: Prabhneet Basra, Kayla Brathwaite, Lauren Cole, Dana-Lee De Gannes, MacKenzie Farley, Anna Filchner, Megan Lay, Taryn Piano, Tamia Roach, Emily Robb, Niamh Sexton, Kailey Smith, Jackie Snedden, Paige Stuppy, Katie Supey.
Farley, Lay, Roach and Robb earned Scholar of Distinction honors. The Division I Scholars of Distinction program recognizes those student-athletes who achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or higher through the first semester of the 2017-18 academic year.
As a team, Lock Haven earned a 2017 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I National Academic Team Award. The award recognizes programs with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester of the 2017-18 academic year.
In 2016, Roger’s first season with the Bald Eagles, she helped lead the Bald Eagles to a 10-8 overall record which continued their streak of at least 10 wins since returning to Division I in 2004. The Lock Haven defense was terrific all year as they led the A-10 in shutouts, goals against average and scoring margin. Goalkeeper Paige Stuppy finished second in the nation in save percentage. In all, The Haven earned six All-Conference honors. Lydia George, Colleen McCabe, Stephanie Whiteman, Megan Wenrich and Paige Stuppy all landed on the A-10 Second Team while Dana-Lee De Gannes was named to the All-Rookie team. Once again the team earned numerous academic honors as 12 student-athletes were named to Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I Scholars of Distinction. Lydia George, Tamia Roach and Emily Robb were also tabbed Scholars of Distinction.
Rogers was hired in July 2016.
The former NCAA Division I player brought with her nearly 15 years of field hockey playing and coaching experience at every level. Prior to LHU, Rogers spent five seasons coaching the University of California, Santa Barbara club team. Santa Barbara competes regionally in the Western Collegiate Field Hockey Conference. Prior to her time at UCSB, Rogers was the head coach at Division III Elmira for four seasons. Along with extensive on the field experience and knowledge, Rogers also brought with her a strong background in recruiting, fundraising and alumni relations.
Rogers graduated from Old Dominion in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education. She went on to earn a Master of Science in General Education in 2011 while at Elmira. She also holds a minor from ODU in Sports Management and Certifications in Driver’s Education and Coaching
While at Old Dominion, Rogers was a standout player for the perennial power. She was a part of five NCAA Tournament appearances and played on two conference championship winning teams. In 2002 and 2005, Rogers helped lead ODU to the Final Four. She was also a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Academic Award winner.
As of August 2019, Rogers holds a number of professional certifications including USFHA (United States Field Hockey Association) Level I and Level II coaching certifications and a certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and a Fitness Nutrition Specialization (FNS).
Camp Coach Chris Comiskey
Chris Comiskey is an Assistant Field Hockey Coach at Millersville University.View Chris's Bio ⟩
Chris Comiskey joined the Millersville University field hockey program as an assistant coach prior to the 2019 season. Comiskey is co-owner and director or Electric Surge FHC. Electric Surge FHC has over 300 club members ranging from ages 5-19 years old. During the six years of his direction, Surge has had two U17 players named USA field hockey players, 49 Division I athletes, 35 Division II athletes, and 18 Division III athletes. In 2019, Maxfieldhockey.com ranked U19 Electric Surge FHC no. 17 in the nation and fifth in the state of Pennsylvania for top field hockey clubs. In 2019 Comiskey helped coach the USA National Men’s Indoor and Junior Men’s Indoor teams.
Comiskey started his coaching career in 2012, coaching Wyoming Area Junior High to an 18-2 record, and the WVC East Junior High title. He was then promoted to the varsity head coach of the Wyoming Area School District. He led the program to its best record in school history his second year at 13-2, one year after leading first winning season ever by the Warriors. During his two-year tenure with Wyoming Area, he coached six all-state performers including two first team selections and four Division I commits. In 2015, Comiskey was named District 2 Coach of the Year.
Comiskey was the U14 travel coach for Kapow Field Hockey Club, leading his Disney team to a second-place finish in the Mickey flight. Comiskey served as USA U16 futures coach for Region 5 from 2013-2017.
Camp Coach Kat Polyviou
Katarina (Kat) Polyviou is the Assistant Field Hockey Coach at Muhlenburg College.View Kat's Bio ⟩
Katarina Polyviou joined the Muhlenberg coaching staff in 2020 following a stellar four-year career as a goalie at nearby DeSales University.
Polyviou was named to the All-MAC Freedom team all four years, earning all-region second-team honors in 2017. She started 77 games in goal and set Bulldog records for goals-against average (1.89) and shutouts (14) in a career. Polyviou ranks second all-time with 424 career saves and holds the top two single-season marks for goals-against average, 1.30 in 2018 and 1.37 in 2017. She was named national defensive player of the week in 2017.
Polyviou graduated from DeSales in 2020 with a degree in sport management. She also serves as an assistant coach for the Muhlenberg women's basketball team
Camp Coach Gini Bramley
Assistant Coach at Elizabethtown College. Played field hockey at Penn State University
Camp Coach Arianna Grays
Arianna Grays is the Assistant Coach at Kutztown University and she is a former field hockey player for Millersville University.View Arianna's Bio ⟩
Grays is a 2017 graduate of Millersville University where she helped the Marauders to a NCAA Division II national championship and two PSAC titles. She was named PSAC and Synapse Sports Division II Rookie of the Year, a NFHCA Scholar Athlete and a PSAC Scholar-Athlete.
Camp Coach Christian DeAngelis
Christian DeAngelis is a current Men's USA FH player and is studying & playing at Durham University in England.View Christian's Bio ⟩
DeAngelis completed an undergraduate degree at Old Dominion University where he participated as a practice player for the field hockey team. U.S. national team player and currently holds 42 caps. Christian has been on the senior team since 2019 and named to the senior indoor team in 2021.
He has been competing with the Senior Men's National Team in many tournaments, winning gold in 2018 at the Hockey Series Open in Salamanca Mexico, Silver in 2021 at the Indoor Pan American Cup, and a bronze in 2019 at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
Please Note: Last year, this camp SOLD OUT at this location. You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
- Dates: July 28-30
- Age Group: 12-18
- Gender: Girls
- Program: All Skills
- Camp Types: Overnight & Extended Day (Commuter)
- Check-in: 11:30am-12:30pm on Friday
- Check-out: 11:30am-12:00pm on Sunday
- Extended Day (Commuter) Schedule: Friday: 11:30am-9:15pm, Saturday: 8:15am-9:15pm, Sunday: 8:15am-11:15am
- Program: This All Skills program is geared towards players of all abilities. The camp program includes stick work instruction & skills, technical & tactical training, offensive & defensive skills, and positioning work. Goalie-specific training is offered as well. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff and placed into groups based on age and ability level.
Please note: Camp schedules and details may be subject to change.
The information below is subject to change each year.
- Dorm: TBD
- Number of Campers Per Room: 2 per room, 2 room suites
- Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. 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!
- Bathrooms: Private bathroom in suite.
- Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase and a towel
- Air Conditioning: Yes!
- Room key/Meal card Deposit: Not required.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Instruction: Morning, afternoon and evening training sessions
- Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals (starting with dinner on July 28 and ending with breakfast on July 30)
- Extended Day campers: Dinner on July 28 and lunch and dinner on July 29. No meals provided on July 30.
- Supervision: Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
- Camp Gear: All campers receive a camp gear package (reversible jersey, ball, lanyard) and other fun prizes.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff-to-camper ratio
- Groupings: Campers are grouped by ability, age, and years of experience.
- Facilities: Millersville's varsity turf fields
- Equipment Needed: Hockey stick, water bottle, mouth guard, shin guards, court and turf shoes (goalies must bring full goalie protective equipment), rain gear.
- Inclement Weather Plan: Please bring rain gear with you to camp.
- Medical Protocol: Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
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important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.
All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to
camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment, and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
ALL CAMPERS (OVERNIGHT & COMMUTERS):
- Athletic, on-field clothing (t-shirts, shorts)
- Turf shoes or sneakers
- Reversible jersey
- Hockey Stick(s)
- Mouth guard
- Shin guards
- Goggles (not required, but recommended)
- Court shoes for indoor play in case of rain
- Goalies must bring their own full protective equipment
- Water bottle*
- Small gym bag/backpack
- Packed lunch (if required for commuters)
- Spending money
- COVID PPE (as required by state/local guidelines)
- Signed Health & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:
- Athletic clothing mentioned above (1-2 pairs/day)
- Comfortable off-court clothing (pants/shorts, shirts, sweatshirts, 1 pair/day)
- Undergarments (1-2 pair/day)
- Flip flops
- Laundry bag
- Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, facewash, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
- Personal items & medications
- Eye mask, ear plugs (optional)
- Washcloth and bath towel
- Alarm clock
- Fan (optional)
- Bed sheets (if linens not provided)
- Comforter or sleeping bag (if linens not provided)
- Pillow and pillowcase (if linens not provided)
Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE FIELD HOCKEY CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our field hockey camps please see our FAQ page.
If you have a group of eight or more campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a discount. Please have someone contact the US Sports Camps office at 1-800-645-3226 with the names of each camper in the group and we will create a unique discount code for your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during check out. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for details.
We cannot offer scholarships due to NCAA regulations. Our affiliation with NCAA coaches and schools puts us in a position where any scholarship money can be seen as an inducement to a future collegiate athlete. This puts our coaches and our host universities in jeopardy of damaging their status with the NCAA and incurring penalties at the hands of their organizing body.
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.Show Less See More Camp Details
- 11:30-12:30pm Camper Registration
- 12:45-1:00pm All Camp Meeting at the Dorms
- 1:00pm-1:30pm Meet with teams at Suites and walk to Stadium
- 1:30-3:55pm Stadium: National League- Australia, Argentina, England, Holland. Pucillo: American League- USA, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland
- 6:10pm Meet in Country Teams to walk to Turf –
- 6:30pm-9:30pm Stadium: National League- Australia, Argentina, England, Holland. Pucillo: American League- USA, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland
- 9:15-9:45pm Extended Day Campers leave for the day
- 10:00-11:00pm Pizza & food delivered to Camp Store if ordered thru us-Best Deals!
- 11:00pm Lights out
- 7:00-8:15am Breakfast for Overnight Campers
- 8:30-11:00am Stadium: American League- USA, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland. Pucillo: National League- Australia, Argentina, England, Holland
- 11:00am-1:30pm Lunch
- 1:30pm-4:00pm Stadium: American League- USA, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland. Pucillo: National League- Australia, Argentina, England, Holland
- 4:00pm-6:00pm Dinner
- 6:30pm-9:15pm Stadium: USA, Holland, New Zealand, Canada. Pucillo: Ireland, Argentina, Australia, England
- 9:15-9:45pm Staff v Camper game
- 10:00pm Pizza & food delivered to Camp Store if ordered thru us-Best Deals!
- 11:00pm Lights Out
- 7:00-8:15am Breakfast
- 8:15-11:15am Stadium: National League- Australia, Argentina, England, Holland. Pucillo: American League- USA, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland
- 11:30-12:00pm Camp Check-out at East Side Suites
Millersville University, a scenic campus located on 250 acres of gently rolling landscape, is located in Millersville, PA about 1.5 hours from Philadelphia.
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She felt challenged and said she learned new skills.
July 29, 2021: Reagan raved about the coaches!! She felt challenged and said she learned new skills. She wants to go back next year!
— Eileen R.
She enjoyed the coaches and intensity of the sessions.
July 31, 2021: Very positive. Alyssa loved playing with other skilled girls at a university with turf. She enjoyed the coaches and intensity of the sessions. She loved the food and just would have liked it if it were all week! Thank you!
— Val S.
She learned so much and truly looked up to her counselors!
July 29, 2021: Katie had the BEST time at your camp! She felt safe, welcomed, and encouraged throughout her entire experience! She was so excited to be there with some of her teammates and to meet new friends in the process! As a parent I felt COMPLETELY comfortable dropping her off and I had ZERO concerns about her in your care! Thank you for how organized you were during drop off and checking out! The process was perfection!!! She learned so much and truly looked up to her counselors!!! She can’t wait to do it again next year! Thank you for an AWESOME experience!!!!
— Krista S.
July 25, 2019: She loved having an opportunity to improve her skills. The coaches were accommodating and extremely willing to assist her and answer her questions. The coaches were very knowledgeable and practiced positive teaching techniques and provided excellent feedback.
— John C. Parent
So much fun!
July 25, 2019: I was able to work on new skills throughout the camp and was also able to have an amazing time there.
— Elizabeth M. Parent
July 25, 2019: She had a lot of fun on and off the field. meeting new people and playing field hockey. The coaches were very nice and fun.
— Heather M. parent
Size of camp is great
July 25, 2019: She felt the ratio of coaches to campers was great as it was small enough to get some individual attention but also worked well within her team!!
— Kristin W. Parent
Wonderful camp experience
July 25, 2019: What a great experience! Millersville is a nice campus. The coaches were awesome! Thank you all for what you do for our children. My family appreciates all of you!
— Deb D. parent
Coaching staff is amazing
July 25, 2019: Karli adored her coach Kelly, and said her feedback and encouragement helped her more than any other camp she has ever attended. She LOVED the food at Millersville, and also the dorms and how their configuration. Thank you for a great experience for my daughter!
— Berna O. Parent
July 25, 2019: This was her first overnight camp experience and she told me she wished it lasted longer! She enjoyed the evening games, loved the dorm and just had a great time playing hockey!
— Heather H. Parent
The coaches were great
July 26, 2018: The coaches were great, it was great to have a member of the US men’s national team as a coach. All coaches had good feedback and were extremely enthusiastic and encouraging. The dorms and cafeteria were very nice as well. It was a very positive learning environment and I enjoyed myself very much.
— Beth O. Parent
Great preseason training
July 26, 2018: In spite of the rain, Cecilia came away from this camp a more confident player and more enthusiastic about the sport. She had to sit out her entire season last year due to injury and this camp really jump started her season.
— Jane S. Parent
Learned a lot
July 26, 2018: She loved getting to play against the coaching staff and doing the shooting drills. She also liked the coaching staff and the variety that it brought in the range of ability.
— Keri C. Parent
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.