Cal Girls Lacrosse Winter Elite Camp
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Cal Lacrosse is excited to again hold a two day Elite Winter Camp in January. Directed by Cal Head Coach, Brooke Eubanks, the Cal Winter Lacrosse Camp is a great opportunity to advance your skills and take your game to the next level.
Camp will be held on the beautiful campus of UC-Berkeley. Designed for emerging and elite high school players (ages 13-18) looking to showcase their skills to college coaches. This program focuses on advanced skills, position play, team concepts and an overall intense level of competition. Campers also have the opportunity to compete daily in games against each other.
The Cal Winter Lacrosse Camp is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).
- Superior instruction from College Coaches and Players
- Special goalie instruction
- Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Camp Director Brooke Eubanks
Brooke Eubanks, a long-time assistant coach at Stanford who won multiple medals as a player for the Canadian Senior National Team, has been named head coach for women’s lacrosse at the University of California, Berkeley.View Brooke Eubanks's Bio & Lacrosse Tips ⟩
During her time at Stanford, Eubanks served as the team’s offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator with responsibilities such as in-game play calling, scouting opponents and coordinating practices. With her help, the Cardinal won four Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) championships, garnered multiple national top-10 rankings, set a school record for the most wins in a season in program history (16, 2011) and produced four MPSF Players of the Year and one MPSF Rookie of the Year. In addition, Stanford earned IWLCA Division I Merit Squad recognition in 2011.
Prior to her tenure at Stanford, Eubanks was an assistant coach at George Mason from 2006-08. During that span, George Mason collected the school record for wins in a season (12, 2008) and garnered the team’s highest national ranking in school history at No. 9. Eubanks served under current Stanford head coach Amy Bokker at both Stanford and George Mason.
As a player, Eubanks was a member of the Canadian Senior National Team from 2003-13, playing in three World Cups. Canada won the silver medal in 2013, with Eubanks serving as team captain. She was second on her team in scoring in the 2009 World Cup, helping the Canadians capture the bronze medal.
Eubanks enjoyed a successful collegiate career at James Madison from 2002-06 where she was a four-year starter and led the squad to three Colonial Athletic Association championships. The Patriots advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in 2004 and ’06. Individually, Eubanks was an all-conference second-team selection and a member of the CAA all-tournament team in both 2005 and ’06. She was also named to the 2006 Virginia Sports Information Directors' Association All-State Team.
Raised in Englewood, Colo., Eubanks is the daughter of 1980 Pittsburgh Penguin NHL draft pick Steve McKenzie and was born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada, while her father was playing minor-league hockey there.
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Assistant Coach Denise Wescott
With over 25 years of coaching experience, Denise Wescott has been named an assistant coach for California women's lacrosse, as announced by head coach Brooke Eubanks on Tuesday.View Denise Wescott's Bio ⟩
During her career of over 30 years of Division I collegiate coaching, Wescott has served as the head women's lacrosse coach for Monmouth (2009-14), Mount St. Mary's (2004-09), Delaware (1993-2004), Rutgers University (1991-93) and Drew University (1989-90). Also, from 1996-2005, she served as the head coach for the German National and World Cup teams.
Since 2014, Wescott has served as the Director of Lacrosse for the Capital Lacrosse Club in Alexandria, Va.
Her coaching accolades include being named the IWLCA Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Conference Coach of the Year. In 2006, Wescott was inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame in New Jersey, and she also won the IWLCA Diane Geppi-Aikens Lifetime Achievement College Coaching Award.
As a player, Wescott was a four-year starting goalkeeper and captain at Maryland in field hockey and lacrosse. During the span of her collegiate career, the Terrapins went 50-11-1 and advanced to the AIAW tournament three times. She totaled 519 career saves and a 6.99 goals-against average. She was named to the USWLA All-Star team and USWLA Final Four All-Tournament team in 1980.
Assistant Coach Paige Soenksen
Paige Soenksen, a 2017 All-American at Colorado, has joined the California women's lacrosse coaching staff for the 2018 season. Soenksen led the Buffaloes to a 16-4 overall record, including a perfect 8-0 record at home, last season and the program's first berth in the NCAA Tournament.View Paige Soenksen's Bio ⟩
Soenksen was one of the original Buffaloes when the program first started four years ago. Over the course of her career, she was a major catalyst in taking the program to a national top-10 ranking in 2017.
In addition to her All-America honors, Soenksen was named to the all-region and MPSF All-Conference first teams after leading the conference in save percentage, while her goals-against average ranked second in the MPSF. She led Colorado to the third best scoring defense in the nation. Soenksen started 19 of CU's 20 games last season, and has started 73 of 74 games in program history.
Soenksen will bring a wealth of experience and accolades from her collegiate career with her to Berkeley. In addition to her honors earned as a 2017 senior, she also earned All-MPSF honors as a freshman and a sophomore, while garnering second-team MPSF All-Conference honors in 2016. She was also named to the IWLCA All-Region team in both her freshman and sophomore seasons.
Staff Jessica Giglio
The upcoming 2019 season marks Jessica Giglio's eighth year as the Fresno State head lacrosse coach with the Bulldogs heading into their 10th season as a program.View Jessica Giglio's Bio ⟩
The Bulldogs broke 17 team records during the 2018 season. Fresno State had its first MPSF Rookie of the Year in Mackenzie Wallevand. Six Bulldogs were named to the All-MPSF Team, the most in program history. Fresno State had eight MPSF Player of the Week honors this season. The 2018 squad had a four-game winning streak on the road, the marking the most consecutive wins in program history.
The 2017 season was Fresno State’s most successful season to date. Giglio lead her squad to the first winning season in program history (9-7). The ‘Dogs had a record-breaking five wins at home and three on the road. The team broke 25 program records throughout the season. Six individual single-season records were broken, including points, goals, assists, hat tricks, shots and draw controls. Sarah Bloise, Tiffiny Wallace and Kyleigh Westgarth were name to the All-MPSF Second Team. Giglio’s 2017 team also excelled in the classroom with nine MPSF All-Academic selections and three IWLCA 2016-17 Academic honorees.
During the 2016 season, the Bulldogs set top marks for the program with five wins and three home. Fresno State broke 16 program records throughout the season. Under Giglio’s leadership four individual single-season records were set in points, goals, ground balls and draw controls. Caroline Dineen-Carlson was named to the All-MSPF Second Team for the second consecutive season.
The 2015 season was a special one for Giglio and the Bulldogs, as their four wins set a program record. Midfielder Caroline Dineen-Carlson was named to the All-MPSF Second Team after setting a program record with 30 goals on the season. 10 Bulldogs also earned MPSF All-Academic honors. Fresno State made great strides under Giglio (pronounced: JILL-ee-oh) in 2014, including a key 16-12 home victory over St. Mary's in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) play to finish above them in the final conference standings. The Bulldogs also opened the season by defeating Monmouth N.J. on the East Coast.
One of the lacrosse program's primary points of emphasis is the importance of the student-athlete experience - which is highlighted by midfielder Marcy Levatino, who led seven Fresno State All-MPSF academic honorees in 2014 and was elected as the athletic department's Student-Athlete Advisory Council President for the 2014-15 academic year. Levatino, a nursing major, represents Bulldog student-athletes at conference, regional and national meetings.
During the 2013 season, Giglio led the team to two nonconference victories, breaking several school records and earning many conference honors along the way in just her second season with the Bulldogs. Three 'Dogs earned MPSF weekly awards under Giglio's leadership. Levatino was named MPSF Offensive Player of the Week and Anjelica Fuccillo earned MPSF Rookie of the Week after the first week of play while Katie Wilbur went on to be named MPSF Defensive Play of the Week in the first week of March.
Under Coach Giglio, the Bulldogs also broke several single-season records in 2013. The team recorded a season-best 147 points and 115 goals. The 'Dogs also topped the Fresno State single-game points record with 23 against Presbyterian and the single-game save record with 18 at Denver.
At the conclusion of regular season play, Levatino was named to the 2013 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-MPSF Second-Team. Levatino was the second Fresno State lacrosse student-athlete to ever earn All-Conference honors.
In her first season, Giglio helped the Bulldogs to their first win in the program's four year existence. She lead the team to an overall 3-10 record , including the No. 1 upset of the year, beating UC Davis, 12-11 in double overtime for their first conference win in the MPSF.
Under Giglio's tutelage, Briana Hetherington was named the MPSF Player of the Week after the Bulldogs first win in program history against Long Island 17-12. Hetherington was the first Bulldog ever to win this award.
Prior to joining the`Dogs in 2011, Giglio spent four seasons as head coach at Oneonta State. Giglio's resume includes coaching two All-Region All-Americans and multiple SUNY all conference selections and coaching Rendcomb Junior College to a United Kingdom National Championship final.
SUNY Athletic Conference was familiar territory for Giglio, as she graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 2006, where she played four years of lacrosse and three years of field hockey for the Blue Knights. As a goalie for the Blue Knights, she finished her career ranked second in career saves with 629, including a season-high 180 saves in 2004. She received multiple accolades and graduated as the most decorated goalie in Geneseo history.
Giglio arrived in Oneonta in the spring of 2008 after living in England coaching and playing lacrosse.
In England, Pausewang coached lacrosse for two years at Rendcomb College. She also coached the Developmental team, University College of London, and other various schools with the English Lacrosse Association. She played and coached for the Hitchin Lacrosse Club in England from 2006 to 2007 and also played and coached for the Cheltenham Lacrosse Club in England before returning to the United States.
Giglio was also the former head coach for four years for the Finland Women's National team and is currently the assistant manager for the 2017 U.S. Women's National Team.
A Long Island, N.Y. native, Giglio is a Level II certified international lacrosse and field hockey coach. She is also an international qualified lacrosse referee.
Giglio graduated with a dual degree in communicative disorders & sciences from Geneseo in 2006.
The former Jessica Pausewang married Michael Giglio on August 30, 2014 in Coronado, Calif.
Staff Nicole Price
Nicole Price is in her first year as the women's lacrosse assistant coach at the University of Oregon.View Nicole Price's Bio ⟩
Price arrives at Oregon after two seasons as an assistant coach at Dartmouth. Last season, Price helped Dartmouth qualify for its first Ivy League tournament since 2013 and break into the nation's top 20 with an 11-5 record.
Price helped guide junior Kathryn Giroux to the Ivy League record for draw controls (133) in a season, as well as the top three single-game totals for draw controls in 2018 for All-American honorable mention recognition. She also coached sophomore Kiera Vrindten, who was the Ivy League Goalkeeper of the Year. Under Price, Dartmouth also earned two first team All-Region, three first-team all-Ivy, one second-team all-Ivy, and one honorable mention all-Ivy honors.
Before Dartmouth, Price served as an assistant coach at Fresno State during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Price helped lead the Bulldogs to the most successful and winning season in program history, as well as team season records for wins, points, goals, assists, shots, shots on goals, groundballs and draw controls. She also helped midfielder Caroline Dineen-Carslon break the program's record for goals (30) in a single season, and Sophia Aragon was named the MPSF Defender of the Year under Price's leadership.
Price also served as an assistant coach at San Diego State during the 2014 season, helping the Aztecs to their first postseason berth in program history with a 7-10 record. With Price's help, three players earned All-MPSF honors and five players were named to the MPSF All-Academic team in 2014.
Price started out her coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at Mount St. Mary's University during the 2013 season – after playing on the team from 2008-12. During her collegiate career, Price entered the record books with 47 goals, 10 assists, 57 points, 121 shots, 43 ground balls, and 34 draw controls. She was named team captain and earned NEC All-Tournament honors during her senior year.
Price graduated from Mount St. Mary's in 2011 with a degree in business, and then earned her Master's degree in business administration in 2013.
Staff Ashley Johnson
Ashley Johnson, formerly an assistant at Marist College and Wagner College, brought her expertise to UC Davis women's lacrosse in the fall of 2015. She works with all parts of the field: offense, defense, draw teams and goalkeepers.View Ashley Johnson's Bio ⟩
Ashley Johnson, formerly an assistant at Marist College and Wagner College, brought her expertise to UC Davis women's lacrosse in the fall of 2015. She works with all parts of the field: offense, defense, draw teams and goalkeepers
The Arvada, Colorado native starred at Mount Saint Mary's College, from which she graduated in 2010. Johnson served three seasons at another Northeast Conference program, Wagner, where she added an MBA degree. Most recently, she was an assistant coach at Marist College, member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Johnson assisted Marist head coach Jessica O'Brien during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. In 2014, the Red Foxes post program superlatives for most wins (14) and consecutive wins (10), while capturing their first-ever MAAC regular-season championship. A year later, Johnson guided a Marist offense that ranked first in assists (5.00), second in points (15.12) and third in goals (10.12) in the league. A total of 11 of her players made the All-MAAC teams, including one that garnered conference Rookie of the Year acclaim.
In her previous three-year stint at Wagner, Johnson recruited and/or coached seven players who rank among the school's all-time statistical categories, with three student-athletes who garnered All-NEC accolades. Additionally, 12 of her players made the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll (3.5-plus GPA) and 27 earned NEC All-Academic (3.2 or higher). Johnson's 2012 recruiting class of 12 was the largest in Wagner's history.
As a collegian, Johnson earned first-team All-NEC honors in 2008 and 2010 at midfielder and attacker, respectively. She also twice claimed NEC Player of the Week nods, and was selected as team captain as a senior. In her final year at MSM, she was selected as one of four recipients of the John M. Kolon Award as an "outstanding and dedicated athlete."
The Elite Camp is designed for emerging and elite players (ages 13-18) and focuses on advanced skills, position play, team concepts and an overall intense level of competition.
DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Dinner (Day 1) & Lunch (Day 2)
• Reversible Cal practice jersey
A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Check-in takes place between 1:30-2:00pm on January 4.
Camp concludes at 7:30pm on January 5.
CAMP WILL FEATURE
Emphasis on individual skill work such as:
• Body positioning
• Defensive footwork
Emphasis on small sided play such as:
• Double teams
• Setting picks
• Offensive movement
• Marking cutters
Scrimmages and Games:
Where campers can implement the skill work they learned throughout the day in a competitive environment.
Friday, January 4th
- Field Session 1: 2:00-5:00pm
- Dinner: 5:00-6:00pm
- Field Session 2: 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday, January 5th
- Field Session 3: 8:00-11:00am
- Lunch/Rest: 11:00-12:30pm
- Field Session 4: 12:30-3:30pm
- Heavy Snack: 3:30-4:30pm
- Field Session 5: 4:30-7:30pm
Meals: Lunch and dinner is included for Day Campers. Meals start with dinner on the first day and end with lunch and a heavy snack on the second day.
Camp Lodging - No Housing Provided
The Claremont Hotel
41 Tunnel Rd
Berkeley, CA 94705
Toll Free: 800-551-7266
Hotel Main: 510-843-3000
2600 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Toll Free: 800-238-7268
Hotel Main: 510-845-8981
Website: http://hoteldurantberkeley.com... AVAILABLE
Team Discount: If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $25 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
Sibling Discount: $25 off each player. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the sibling discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the sibling discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website. Sibling discount cannot be combined with any other discount.
Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium
Campers train each day at Kabam Field in California Memorial Stadium.
Camp Questions & Answers
What should I bring with me to camp each day?
Please bring a stick(s), goggles, mouth guard, turfs/sneakers and a water bottle.
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It's a great camp!
January 12, 2017: The Cal lacrosse camp is definitely the best I've been to, the coaches are very hands on and do whatever they can to make you feel comfortable! They also challenge you with several amazing drills while slipping some fun games in there! It's a great camp!
— Liza K. Camper
January 7, 2016: The Cal lax coaches were awesome! Camp was so much fun and very well organized. I learned a lot of new things and the coaches encourage you to really push yourself. I would recommend this camp to others due to the level of experience and knowledge of it's coaches.
— Aly B. Camper
January 4, 2016: I would highly recommend the Cal Lacrosse Camp to anyone who loves lacrosse and is interested in taking their game to the next level! The coaches are fantastic and the drills always keep you busy. You get a lot of playing time, and it is a great opportunity to play in front of college coaches...and the experience was awesome!
— Elise S. Camper
Will be back again!
January 4, 2016: This was an amazing camp! I learned so much and made some amazing new friends.
— Nicole O. Camper
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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