Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Pace University
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AT NIKE LACROSSE CAMP
Sharpen your skills and lacrosse IQ at the Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp at Pace University! Head Men's Coach Tom Mariano and staff offer collegiate skill instruction, team games, and more for male players on the beautiful Pleasantville campus, located just outside of NYC.
At the Nike Boys Lacrosse Camp, our goal is to provide each camper with focused, intensive, position specific training sessions essential to improvement. We are committed to helping each camper become a better lacrosse player and we hope all participants leave camp having established new friendships and more passion for the game.
- Complete Skills Camp for Boys Ages 8-18
- Superior instruction
- 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Team and sibling discounts available
- Special goalie instruction and discounts available
- Every camper receives a reversible Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Camp Director Tom Mariano
Tom Mariano, the 2017 Northeast-10 Conference Co-Coach of the Year, will enter his fifth season as the head coach of the Pace Men's Lacrosse program in 2017-18. Coach Mariano was also the 2017 MLL coach of year with the Florida Launch.View Tom's Bio ⟩
Mariano led the Setters to their best season ever in 2017, concluding with the program's first-ever berth into the NCAA Tournament. Pace put together a 12-4 overall record and ended the season ranked No. 5 in the nation. In addition to Mariano's honors, the Setters snagged five other spots on the NE-10 All-Conference teams. Brandon Donnellan and Liam Brennan were each named to the NE10 First Team while Robert Beshlian andDaniel Lewis were selected to the Second Team. Lewis was also selected to the NE10 All-Rookie Team, as was fellow freshman defenseman Mitchell Johnson.
In 2016, Mariano led the Setters to their second NE-10 Conference Tournament since the 2010 season. Additionally, the Setters went on to have a 11-6 record, 7-4 in conference. Mariano coached six players that were named to the NE-10 All-Conference squads in Brandon Donnellan, Jeremy Wiley, Liam Brennan, Robert Beshlian, Matthew Cossidente, and Bradley Paterson. Two members were also named to the ECAC All-Star team in Brandon Donnellan and Liam Brennan. Coach Mariano was appointed to the USILA Board of Directors, and named the head coach of the MLL's Florida Launch.
Mariano has a distinguished background as both a player and coach throughout his career. He comes to Pace from The Ohio Machine of Major League Lacrosse where he was the assistant coach and defensive coordinator.
Mariano’s college experience includes a successful career as the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Sacred Heart University for 17 years. As the head coach, he oversaw the recruiting efforts, initiated the transition of the lacrosse program from Division II to Division I as well as the move from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference to the Colonial Athletic Association, which is one of the premier college lacrosse conferences in the country, and the eventual move to the Northeast Conference. Mariano and his staff annually produced a team that was a strong influence in the community and also carried a 3.0 team GPA. He had a successful 2013 campaign as the NEC Coach of the Year as his team qualified for the 2013 NEC playoffs. In total, Mariano has coached 70 all-conference players throughout his collegiate coaching career.
Mariano received his Master’s Degree in Teaching with a concentration in Elementary Education in 2000 from Sacred Heart University. He is a 1994 graduate of Nazareth College in Rochester, NY with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration. While at Nazareth, he was a member of the 1992 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse National Championship team.
Associate Head Coach Rob Cornetta
Co-Directing camp this summer is Rob Cornetta. Coach Cornetta was promoted to Associate Head Coach for the men's lacrosse team in 2017, his 10th year as a coach with the program.View Rob Cornetta's Bio ⟩
Cornetta first started as an assistant coach in 2008 after a four-year career as a student-athlete. Cornetta is also in his seventh year as the Assistant Facilities Manager for Pace. He was hired to the position in February 2011 after working in facilities for the athletic department for the previous four years. He is responsible for the care, maintenance and upkeep of all university athletic fields and surrounding grounds.
Cornetta has helped lift the men’s lacrosse program to national prominence, especially over the past three seasons while working alongside Head Coach Tom Mariano. The Setters have earned spots in the national rankings for numerous weeks over the past few seasons, and the team has qualified for the Northeast-10 Conference Championship Tournament each of the last two years. Cornetta also helped lead the Setters to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division II Men’s Lacrosse Championship back in 2015.
Cornetta also attended Pace University for his undergraduate studies from 2003-2007 and was a member of the lacrosse team all four years. In his senior year, Cornetta started in all 14 games for the Setters. He earned All-Conference, All-Academic First Team in the NE-10 Conference in 2007. He also received the NCAA Sportsmanship award in his senior year.
Cornetta graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences in 2007. He earned his Master’s in Adolescent Education from Pace University in 2009. Cornetta is originally from Huntington Station, NY. He now resides in Pleasantville, NY with his wife Tori.
This summer Pace University is offering two sessions of day camp (ages 8-18) from 9:00am-4:00pm each day. Campers will need to bring their own equipment each day.
DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
• Lunch included each day
• Camp hours: MON-THURS 9AM-4PM
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. What to bring:
- Health & Release Forms (Hand in at check-in)
- Cleats or Turf Shoes
- Helmet & Mouthpiece
- Lacrosse Stick(s)
- Gloves & Pads
- Water Bottle
Each Camper receives a reversible jersey.
- Session I: All campers check-in at 8:45am Monday, July 22nd. Please have your signed health and release forms ready to be collected. Camp begins at 9:00am.
- Session II: All campers check-in at 8:45am Monday, July 29th. Please have your signed health and release forms ready to be collected. Camp begins at 9:00am.
- Session I: Camp ends at 4:00pm each day. There will be a closing ceremony at 3:45pm on Thursday, July 25th.
- Session II: Camp ends at 4:00pm each day. There will be a closing ceremony at 3:45pm on Thursday, August 1st.
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
- 8:45 am Campers arrive
- 9:00 am Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:30 am Line Drills and Stations
- 10:30 am Position Work
- Noon Lunch and rest
- 1:00 pm 1v1, 2v2, and fastbreaks
- 2:00 pm Drill stations, scrimmaging and games
- 3:00 pm Campers depart
Pace Stadium (Pleasantville Campus)
Located adjacent to Peter X. Finnerty Field is Pace Stadium, home to both the Pace University Football and Women's Soccer teams in the fall and the Men's and Women's Lacrosse teams in the spring. For best access to both fields, use Entrance 1 or 2 off Route 117
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August 3, 2018: My son loved everything about camp. The counselors were knowledgeable and kind. He had so much fun!
— Thomas G. Parent