Cal Girls Winter Lacrosse Camp
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Cal Lacrosse is excited to again hold a two day Elite Winter Camp in December. Directed by Cal Head Coach, Brooke Eubanks, the Nike 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.
Lacrosse Tips by Brooke Eubanks:
Assistant Coach Jennifer Porretto
Jennifer Porretto, a two-time team captain at Ohio State, is in her first season as an assistant coach at Cal. Porretto previously served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Buckeyes for the 2016 season.View Jennifer Porretto's Bio ⟩
Porretto was part of the winningest class in program history with 45 victories. She helped the Buckeyes to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances for just the second time in program history during her junior and senior campaigns.
An All-Big Ten performer in 2015, Porretto was second on the team with 41 goals and third with 59 points and 18 assists. She had 15 multiple-point games, including six in a row to end the season, four of those against ranked teams. She scored three goals and had one assist in an upset win over then-No. 1 Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.
Porretto finished her career with 101 goals and 31 assists, and she was a two-time member of the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll.
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 2018 season marks Jessica Giglio's sixth year as the Fresno State head lacrosse coach with the Bulldogs heading into their ninth season as a program.View Jessica Giglio's Bio ⟩
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.
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.
Staff Kacie Lewis
Kacie Lewis begins her first season at UConn as an assistant coach. Lewis, a 2013 UConn graduate, returns to the Storrs campus she called home as a member of the Huskies’ lacrosse program from 2009 through 2013.View Kacie Lewis's Bio ⟩
Lewis brings four years of Division I coaching experience with her back to Connecticut. She spent the past three seasons as an assistant at the University of California, Berkeley where she assisted with all facets of the program. Lewis served as the team’s defensive coordinator, responsible for the defensive unit and the goalkeepers. She also held the position of recruiting coordinator for the Golden Bears.
A four-year letterwinner for the Huskies, Lewis was a team captain in 2012 and 2013. During her senior season in 2013, she helped guide UConn to a school record 13 wins and the programs first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament.
During her final season, she got her first taste of coaching as well, serving as an intern to head coach Katie Woods. After earning her degree in psychology, Lewis began her full-time coaching career at the College of the Holy Cross in 2013-14. She worked with both the offense and defense, including the goalkeepers, during her one season with the Crusaders.
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
• Lunch & Dinner • Reversible Nike practice jerseyShow Less See More Camp Details
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 1:00-2:00pm on December 29.
Camp concludes at 7:30pm on December 30.
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.
• Mouth guard
• Water bottle
Friday, December 29th
- Field Session 1: 2:00-5:00pm
- Dinner: 5:00-6:00pm
- Field Session 2: 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday, December 30th
- 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 dinner on the second day. No meals on Sunday.
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
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.
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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
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