Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Monomoy Regional High School in Cape Cod
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AT NIKE LACROSSE CAMP
Come join long time Nike Camp Director, Stacey Freda, this summer 2019 for a great week of lacrosse camp! Cape Cod is a popular summertime destination, with it's quaint villages, seafood shacks and lighthouses, that make it an ideal location for a Nike Lacrosse Camp.
This skills camp, open to girls 8-18, is facilitated under a headliner format. Our hybrid style of instruction blends the consistency of knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff coaches along with daily “coach of the day” college coach facilitation. The Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp values the benefit of building a rapport between camp coach and camper. But, we believe campers also benefit from exposure to technical and tactical specialty instruction lead by experienced college coaches. Campers will be exposed to the nuances of four different lead coach of the days.
Joining our seasoned US Sports staff of high school and college coaches will be our 4 college coach daily headliners: Kim Williams (Wesleyan University - NESCAC - NCAA Division III), Julie Duffy (Merrimack College - NE-10 Conference - Division II), Erica Adams (Bridgewater State University - MASCAC - Division III) and Courtney Shute (Tufts University - NESCAC - Division III).
- Complete Skills Camp for Girls Ages 8-18
- 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Reversible mesh Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Camp Director Stacey Freda
Directing the camp is Stacey Freda, Lexington High School’s Head Lacrosse Coach.View Stacey Freda's Bio & Lacrosse Tips ⟩
Stacey Freda is entering her 22nd season coaching girls' and women's lacrosse. As head coach over the past 20 years, Coach Freda has successfully guided her Billerica High School and Framingham High School teams to post-season appearances in each year. Her teams have enjoyed 8 League Championships, 7 Division 1 North Section Championships and 3 Massachusetts Division 1 State Titles (2006, 2007 and 2010).
Stacey has amassed over 300 wins in her Scholastic coaching career. She has coached a total of 13 US Lacrosse All-Americans. Named the Boston Globe “Coach of the Year” in 2003 and 2010, Stacey was also honored as the Metrowest Daily News "Coach of the Year” in 2003 and 2008. In addition to presenting at regional conventions, Stacey has also been a presenter at the US Lacrosse National Convention.
A member of the Pinkerton Academy and Plymouth State University Athletic Hall of Fame, Coach Freda holds a Masters degree in Education from Boston University as well as a Masters Degree in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University.
She values her role as teacher and leader and uses pedagogical strategies geared at challenging all participants of various ages and skill levels. Having experienced coaching at a myriad of levels and having coached a variety of different sports Coach Freda understands the importance of using enthusiasm and creativity to develop athletes.
Lacrosse Tips by Stacey Freda:
Staff Kim Williams
Kim Williams enters her third season at the helm of the women's lacrosse program. On July 1, 2015, she became the eighth head coach for the Cardinals over their 40-year varsity history. Wiliams also serves as an adjunct assistant professor of physical education at the university, and holds the position of Club Sports Coordinator.View Kim Williams's Bio ⟩
Williams took over a program that was coming off eight consecutive losing seasons and just four conference wins from 2010-2015. In her first season, Wesleyan finished 5-9 overall and 2-8 in the NESCAC--the two conference wins were the most in seven years. One year later, Williams led the Cardinals to their best season in program history as Wesleyan set program records in overall wins (11) and NESCAC victories (7) as they finished 11-6 and 7-3. Additionally, the Cardinals ranked in the top-20 in the country for the majority of the season, qualified for the NESCAC Tournament for the first time in eight years, and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships for the first time ever. Williams was named the 2017 NESCAC Coach of the Year and the 2017 IWLCA Berkshire Region Coach of the Year for her efforts in turning the program around.
Prior to her tenure at Wesleyan, Williams served two seasons as head coach at Stockton University in New Jersey, three seasons as an assistant coach at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and four seasons as a stellar competitor at C.W. Post University in Brookville, N.Y. Bringing the Ospreys at Stockton into their first varsity season in 2014, Williams met with immediate success behind a 16-4 victory over Notre Dame (Md.) in the team's varsity opener. Stockton posted a 10-5 record in 2014 and featured the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Rookie of the Year. The Ospreys followed up with a 10-6 mark in 2015 while boasting the NJAC Goaltender of the Year.
Williams began her college coaching career with the Mules of Colby from 2011-13, in which the team qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament each year and amassed a brilliant 43-13 overall record, including a 22-7 mark against New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) rivals. The NESCAC is the top Division III women's lacrosse conference in the nation and had eight teams ranked among the top-20 nationally in the final 2015 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) poll, led by NCAA tournament runner-up Trinity College. No other conference had more than three teams in the top-20.
After a tremendous high-school playing career at West Morris (N.J.), where she earned third-team all-state recognition, Williams played four seasons at C.W. Post, helping Post reach the NCAA Division II tournament each year with one title and three other appearances in the Final Four. She was recognized as an IWLCA All-American three times along with IWLCA Division II Defender of the Year accolades as a sophomore and Womenslacrosse.com Division II Midfielder of the Year recognition as a senior. She also earned first-team all-conference accolades three times.
In addition to her on-the-field laurels, Williams was lauded by the IWLCA, the East Coast Conference and the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) with academic honors during her college playing days. She also earned a Woman of Achievement Award and Distinguished Graduating Student Leadership Award from C.W. Post before graduating magna cum laude in 2010 with a degree in childhood education.
Staff Erica Adams
Erica Adams was named the head coach of the Bridgewater State University women's lacrosse team in the fall of 2015. Erica is a 2008 graduate of Nichols College where she earned a degree in Business Administration.View Erica Adams's Bio ⟩
While at Nichols, Erica competed on the varsity women's lacrosse and women's soccer teams as well as the Bison club ice hockey squad. She played four seasons on the lacrosse team from 2005 to 2008, including two as the Bison starting goaltender. Adams is currently third all-time in program history with 321 career saves.
Erica served as the head women's lacrosse and women's soccer coach at Pine Manor College from 2010 to 2011. She also spent time as an assistant women's lacrosse coach at Mount Ida College (2012), Hendrix College (2013-2014) and most recently at Norwich University (2014-2015).
Erica is currently the high school director, coach and recruiting coordinator for the Boston Aces club program in Plymouth. She also played semi-professional women's football from 2009 to 2015, including the last two seasons with the Boston Renegades.
Adams obtained a masters degree in leadership from Norwich University in 2016.
Staff Courtney Shute
Courtney Shute enters her fifth season as the head coach of the Tufts University Women's Lacrosse program.View Courtney Shute's Bio ⟩
The Tufts University Women's Lacrosse program has returned to the national stage under fourth-year head coach Courtney Farrell. After narrowly missing an NCAA Tournament berth in 2014, the Jumbos advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 in 2015 and were a nationally-ranked team throughout 2016.
Farrell's 2015 team earned the program's first NCAA berth since 2011 and won a second-round game at Messiah 14-7. In the very competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), Tufts advanced to the conference championship semi-final also for the first time since 2011. They lost to two-time defending national finalist and 2012 NCAA champion Trinity College 8-7 in overtime.
During Farrell's first year at the helm in 2014, she directed Tufts to a 10-6 mark overall and a 6-4 record in the NESCAC. That improved upon the team's 7-8 overall record and 3-7 mark in the league during the season prior to her arrival.
With a roster featuring 13 new recruits brought to Tufts by Coach Farrell last year, the future for Tufts team is bright.
In 2015, Farrell coached two Tufts players who were voted to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-America First team - as many as any team in the county - with Emily Wright and Caroline Ross. Last year's Tufts squad also featured two All-Americans as Ross again made the first team and Brigid Bowser was on the second team.
The Jumbos were also one of the top academic teams in the nation last season. The IWLCA recognized Tufts as an Academic Honor Squad for 2016. Ross received the University's Rudolph J. Fobert Award for athletic and academic achievement. The team is also actively involved in community service. In June 2016 Coach Farrell took the team on a service trip to Jamaica organized by the Lacrosse Volunteer Corps, a sports charity program of Fields of Growth International in the USA.
Farrell had been part of the Cortland staff under head coach Kathy Taylor since fall 2010. She was promoted from assistant to Associate Head Coach in fall 2012. During her tenure, the Red Dragons played in three consecutive NCAA final fours from 2011-2013. They compiled an outstanding 62-6 overall record during Farrell's three seasons for a .912 winning percentage.
The all-time leading scorer in Cornell University history, Farell played for the Big Red from 2005-08. She led the team in scoring for each of her four seasons and finished with 213 career points on 122 goals and 91 assists. She was an IWLCA All-American, a four-time All-Ivy pick, and three times an All-Region honoree.
Farrell is a 2008 graduate of Cornell, where she earned a bachelor's degree in applied economics and management. She immediately went into coaching, serving as an assistant at Division I American University for the 2009 season. She was then an assistant for the 2010 Ivy League runners-up at Dartmouth College.
A member of the United States Development Team from 2006-08, Farrell founded and directs teamthirteen, a women's lacrosse specialty company which focuses on the development of fundamental skills and teamwork in girls and young women. She also spends summers working the top college recruiting showcases and instructional camps.
Farrell became the sixth head coach of Jumbo Women's Lacrosse since the program was founded in 1975. Originally from Fayetteville, New York, she is a 2004 graduate of Fayetteville-Manlius High School.
In December Farrell married Sarah Shute, the associate head field hockey coach at Boston University. They reside in Waltham.
Camp Director Forrest MacConnell
Forrest MacConnell is in his second season as head coach of the men's lacrosse program at Young Harris College.View Forrest MacConnell's Bio & Lacrosse Tips ⟩
MacConnell led the Mountain Lions to 13 straight victories and the inaugural Great Lakes Valley Conference regular season title and to the conference tournament championship in the 2018 season. The 13 wins in a season are the most ever for Young Harris.
MacConnell served as the interim coach in 2017 and led the Mountain Lions to a 7-8 record. Four of the Mountain Lions' losses came to nationally ranked programs.
Prior to becoming the interim head coach, MacConnell served three years as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator for the Mountain Lions.
The Cary, North Carolina, native attended Lees-McRae College where he studied Sports Management and was a four-year starter as a defensive midfielder. MacConnell earned the team's Most Improved Player Award as a Freshman and in his senior year helped guide his team to one of the best records in the history of the program.
After Lees-McRae College, MacConnell served as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at NCAA Division III Bethany College for a season and then as an assistant and defensive coordinator with Cary Academy for two years working with both the Middle School and High School teams.
MacConnell, who earned his Eagle Scout award in 2006, played lacrosse and football at Cary High School where he was named to the all-conference first team and a team captain for both sports. He was named the team's MVP for lacrosse as a junior and received the Coaches' Award for football as a senior.
MacConnell and his wife, Caroline Tucker MacConnell, reside in Blairsville, where she is an eighth grade language arts teacher at the local middle school.
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Camp instruction takes place at Monomoy Regional High School and runs from 9:00am-3:00pm daily. Lunch is not provided, we ask campers to bring a lunch with them each day.
DAY CAMP AMENITIES
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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. All health and release forms will be collected on the first day of camp. What to bring:
- Health & Release Forms (Hand in at check-in)
- Protective Goggles and Mouthpiece
- Lacrosse Stick(s)
- Helmet and Pads (Goalies)
- Water Bottle
- Campers must bring their own lunch each day
Check-in takes place at the main turf field at 8:30am Monday, August 5th. Camp begins at 9:00am. Health/Release Forms must be completed and brought with you to camp. Campers cannot be admitted without this form.
Camp ends at 3:00pm each day. There will be a closing ceremony at 2:45pm on Thursday, August 8th.
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.
GOALIE DISCOUNT: To ensure each session has enough goalies for drills and scrimmages, all goalies automatically qualify for a special $50 discount. You can call 1-800-645-3226 to receive the goalie discount over the phone or you can indicate that you are eligible for the goalie discount in the “comments” field when registering via our secure website. Goalie discount cannot be combined with any other discount.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:50 AM Campers arrive
- 9:00 AM Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:30 AM Line Drills and Stations
- 10:30 AM Position Work
- Noon Lunch
- 1:00 PM 1v1, 2v2, fastbreaks and games
- 3:00 PM Campers depart
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Highly recommend this camp!
August 14, 2018: My daughter attended your camp this past summer and I could not believe the change in her. It was great that she was placed with her own level of skill in the morning but was able to play with better players in the afternoon and being able to learn from that. The small skill groups and stations kept it interesting for her and gave her good one on one time with the coaches. I would highly recommend this camp to others due to the level of experience and knowledge of it's coaches.
— Jill D., Parent
Really good lacrosse experience!
August 14, 2018: My daughter had a great time at camp this summer in Cape Cod. She said she learned a lot and came back more confident in her skills with the added coaching. It was a really good Lacrosse experience!
— Matt A., Parent
Had a blast!
August 10, 2018: My daughter had a blast! She really enjoyed the camp, the coaches, and the other campers.
— Tiffany M., Parent