Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Saint Vincent College
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Our 17th year at Saint Vincent! For the last 16 years, our Nike Lacrosse Camp has attracted players throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Ideally located just 35 miles from Pittsburgh, Saint Vincent College sits on a 200-acre picturesque campus in Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.
The Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at Saint Vincent College is the ideal location for all regional players in the area. Youth and High School lacrosse players will have an opportunity to learn from some of the finest coaches in the sport today.
- Complete Skills Camp for Girls Ages 10-18
- Superior instruction from College Coaches
- 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Team discounts available
- Special goalie instruction and discounts available
- Reversible mesh Nike practice jersey
- Nike and STX Prizes
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Camp Director Jen Perestock
Directing camp this summer at Saint Vincent College is Jen Perestock. Jen was a four year starter and team captain for the Bearcats from 2001-2005. Jen currently is the director of True PA Girls Lacrosse and the Head Coach at Shaler Area High School.View Jen Perestock's Bio ⟩Coach
Assistant Athletic Director
- Director True Pittsburgh Girls Lacrosse (2011-present)
- Co-Director True Lacrosse Girls National Team
- 2016 WPIAL Division II Coach of the Year
- Coach, Oklahoma State University Women's Lacrosse team (2017)
- Head Coach of Shaler Area Titans (2009-present)
- 2013, 2014, and 2015 WPIAL Div 2 Champs - Shaler Titans
Saint Vincent College-D2 (2001-2005)
- Saint Vincent College (2005-2013) Nike Lacrosse Camp Coach
- Saint Vincent College (2007-2008) Assistant Coach
- Greater Latrobe School District (2006-2008) Assistant Coach
- Greater Latrobe Parks and Recreation (2005-2008) Director of Lacrosse Clinics
- 4 year starter and captain
- Draw Specialist - holds single season draw record at Saint Vincent College (2005-present)
- MVP 2002, 2003, 2005, MIP 2002
- Dedication Spirit Respect Player Award 2005
- Albert DeLuca Award for Best Student Athlete 2005
- North-South All Star Tournament Team 2005
- Currently holding school record for draw controls
- Hampton High School (1999-2001) player on first girls lacrosse team, MVP awards
Staff Grace Sisserson
Grace Sisserson joined the Wofford College women's lacrosse staff in August of 2017.View Grace Sisserson's Bio ⟩
Sisserson graduated from Winthrop University in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and a minor in legal studies. She played women's lacrosse all four years at Winthrop, where the Eagles won two Big South championships and made two NCAA tournament appearances. Sisserson was named to the Dean's List and the Presidential Honor Roll during her time at Winthrop.
Sisserson was a junior golf intern for the PGA of America in the summer of 2016. She coordinated volunteer and staff schedules for events, organized pairings and tee times,and supervised and facilitated tournament operations dealing with social media, expenses, and sponsorships. From January to May of 2016, she was a marketing and operations intern for Winthrop athletics and in 2013 she spent time helping with Winthrop's gameday operations.
Sisserson has experience coaching at many clinics and camps. She has helped with the AC Lacrosse summer clinics, Winthrop summer camps, Lambert High camps, and was the U-13 (2013) and U-8 (2012) youth Lacrosse Coach in Suwanee, Ga.
Staff Caitlin Prince
Caitlin Prince, a former standout attacker and Duquesne class of 2014 graduate, joined the staff as assistant coach of women's lacrosse in Sept. 2016.View Caitlin Prince's Bio ⟩
Prince returned to the Bluff after serving as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Robert Morris University women's lacrosse team during the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
As a Duke, Prince ranked third in program history with 162 career goals and had a program best 62 goals in a single season in 2012. She was named to the Atlantic 10 First Team All-Conference twice (2012 and 2014) and was placed on the A-10 All-Rookie Team her freshman season.
Additional honors for Prince include being named to the 2012 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coach's Association ( IWLCA) All-West/Midwest Region Second Team and 2012 A-10 Academic All-Conference. Prince also had the opportunity to try out for the U.S. Lacrosse national team.
Prince, a native of Sykesville, Maryland, graduated from Duquesne with a degree in sociology and communications.
Staff Jym Walters
Jym Walters has served as the college's women's lacrosse coach since 2012 and the women's tennis coach since 2014 at Saint Vincent. Walters has won three Coach of the Year awards, twice in women's lacrosse and once in women's tennis.View Jym Walters's Bio ⟩
In his first season at the helm of the tennis program, Coach Walters led the Bearcats to a third place finish at the PAC Tournament in 2014. He saw four of his players finish runner-up in singles play at the 2014 championships. He then led the Bearcat tennis team to a second place regular season finish in the PAC in 2015. For his efforts, Walters earned PAC Coach of the Year honors. Under his guidance, Susie Ellis won PAC Player of the Year honors. The Bearcats finished in sixth place at the 2016 PAC Championships.
As the lacrosse coach, Walters led the women's lacrosse program to a PAC Championship in 2014, when he also earned PAC Coach of the Year honors.
In 2015, Walters and his squad won the inaugural Ohio River Lacrosse Conference title, defeating Thiel College. Walters once again was honored as Coach of the Year. Under Walters' guidance, the Bearcats posted three straight seasons with at least 11 victories from 2013 through 2015. After a slow start in 2016, the Bearcats advanced to the ORLC Championship game. Under his tutelage, sophomore Maggie Nelson was lauded as an All-ECAC South Region First Team selection in 2016.
In 2017, Walters led the Bearcats to the conference championship game for a fifth straight season. SVC finished with a 12-5 overall record. Maggie Nelson finished as the statistical points champion in Division III with 134 points. The total tied for the 12th highest single-season point total in Division III women's lacrosse history. The 134 points was the second most among all NCAA women's lacrosse players, regardless of division, trailing only Kylie Ohlmiller of Division I Stony Brook. Following the conclusion of her junior season, Nelson was named ECAC South Offensive Player of the Year, ORLC Offensive Player of the Year, First-Team All-ECAC South and First Team All-ORLC.
Walters joined the Saint Vincent coaching staff after a very successful tenure at Greater Latrobe High School, where he coached both lacrosse and field hockey.
He graduated from Saint Vincent in 1996 with a degree in Sociology, and then continued his studies at Florida State University, receiving a Masters in Higher Education/Sports Administration.
It was during this time that he got his feet wet in the coaching ranks, serving as an intern for the women’s tennis team at Florida A&M University. He also served as an assistant tennis pro in Orlando, FL before moving back to the Latrobe area and beginning his high school coaching career. While coaching for GLHS, he also served the head coach of the SVC field hockey team prior to taking over the women's lacrosse and tennis programs.
While at Saint Vincent, Jym was a four-year member of the cross country and tennis teams, and also played lacrosse for one season. He also serves as the Saint Vincent College Coordinator of Campus Recreation.
Staff Mallory Brunett
Mallory Brunett begins her first year as Marietta College’s head women’s lacrosse coach in 2017-18. She is the first head coach in program history, as the Pioneers will take the field for their inaugural women’s lacrosse season during the 2018-19 school year.View Mallory Brunett's Bio ⟩
Brunett comes to Marietta after serving as a graduate assistant coach at Lake Erie College, an NCAA Division II member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, for the past two years. Her primary responsibilities with the Storm included serving as the defensive coordinator and goalie coach as well as strength and conditioning coordinator.
In her two seasons at Lake Erie Brunett helped develop three all-conference players, including two first team honorees. Her defense ranked first in the GLIAC in goals allowed in 2017 and second in 2016.
In addition to her experience with Lake Erie, Brunett spent four years as an assistant coach with the Hero’s Tournament Lacrosse Club in Maryland, as well as two years as a head coach with the Ohio Premier Club team in Cleveland, Ohio.
Brunett competed collegiately at Frostburg State University, an NCAA Division III member, where she was a four-time All-Capital Athletic Conference selection and Rookie of the Year in 2011.
A three-year team captain and two-time MVP for the Bobcats, Brunett capped her career with first team IWLCA All-Region honors. She holds the Frostburg single season and career records for draw controls.
Brunett received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Frostburg State University in 2015 graduating Cum Laude. She earned a Master of Education degree from Lake Erie College in 2017.
Staff Katie Seidel
Katie Seidel is in her third year as an assistant women's lacrosse coach at Mount Union.View Katie Seidel's Bio ⟩
Seidel played four years of college lacrosse at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va., where she was a four year member of the atheltic directors honor roll, the student athlete advisory committee and a two-time selection to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. She graduated in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with minors in Marketing and Spanish.
The Chargin Falls, Ohio, native, spent three seasons as a club coach for Ohio Premiere Lacrosse along with being a camp counselor for Blue Streaks Sports Camp.
She played soccer and lacrosse at Chagrin Falls High School, where she was an All-Ohio and all-district lacrosse player.
This summer, Saint Vincent is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) option available.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 4 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
• Camp hours: SUN 1:00PM-9:00PM, MON-WED 8:45AM-9:00PM, THURS 8:45AM-12:30PM
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.
All campers check-in at SAINT BENEDICT HALL on Sunday, July 14th (No lunch on first day)
- Overnight Campers – between 12:00-2:00pm
- Extended Day Campers – between 1:00-2:00pm
The last session will take place Thursday morning, July 18th. Exact time and location of the camp closing ceremony will be confirmed by the camp director on the first day of camp. Overnight campers check-out from the dorms between 12:30-2:00pm.
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
Campers stay 2-per room and are assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 10 days before the start of camp. Roommate requests are not guaranteed! If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age.
- DORM: Saint Benedict Hall
- BATHROOMS: shared
- LINENS: Not provided
- AIR CONDITIONING: Yes - DORM IS AIR-CONDITIONED
- SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $40
- MEDICAL FACILITY: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in all activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
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
- 7:30 AM Breakfast (Overnighters)
- 8:45 AM Extended Day Campers arrive
- 9:00 AM Instructional Session I (Skill development stations & Goal Keeping instruction)
- 11:30 AM Lunch
- 12:30 PM Rest/Swim or Individual instruction on field with coach
- 2:00 PM Instructional Session II (Skills development stations, Goal Keeping instruction & Live game situations)
- 5:00 PM Dinner
- 6:00 PM Free time
- 7:00 PM Session III - Competitive Lacrosse practice/games
- 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart
- 9:00 PM Camp Store Open
- 10:15 PM Overnight campers to rooms
- 11:00 PM Lights out!
Saint Vincent College
Located in the foothills of the Laurel Mountains in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Saint Vincent is the summer home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, hosting the team's annual preseason camp for more than 40 years.
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Your work made a huge impact!
August 13, 2018: This message is long overdue! I just wanted to reach out to say thank you for all of your help and support with Jessica at Lacrosse camp. Living with type 1 diabetes can be tough but your support was outstanding! She had an amazing time at camp and learned so much. I was so impressed that as soon as we checked in, everyone we spoke to was informed about Jess and very helpful. It can be tough to manage T1D while being very active but with the support of the camp leaders everything was great! Also, as a parent, it was incredibly hard to let her attend an overnight camp but Jen you were wonderful with pre-camp communication and were clearly on top of everything during camp! Thank you! Your work made a huge impact and went a long way to help Jess realize she can be just like everyone else and not let anything hold her back! Thanks again for everything!
— Nancy M., Parent
Loved Every Bit of Camp!
July 20, 2018: I picked my daughter up and she would not stop talking about camp! She told me all the skills she learned and said she was never bored because the coaches rotated them constantly. She made so many friends and loved every bit of the camp.
— Marci T., Parent
Really fun and helpful!
July 19, 2017: My experience was really fun and helpful. I learned many new things that i have applied to my playing skills. This camp gave me a different way to look at the game and see more and new opportunities to try new and effective things.
— Alyssa V. Camper
Looking forward to next year!
July 14, 2017: My daughter's loved it, came home with big smiles and more confidence in their lacrosse playing abilities. Their improved skills showed in the scrimmage they played in the day they got home! They also made a ton of new friends, and are already looking forward to next year!
— Katie O. Parent
July 14, 2017: My friends and I loved this camp! We would definitely come back not just for the Lacrosse feedback, but for the great accommodations also. The staff was fantastic and we had lots of fun playing Lacrosse and making new friends!
— Clara S. Camper
High level coaching!
July 13, 2017: My Daughter enjoyed the high level coaching and the variety of drills, scrimmages and games offered... The friends she made there stand out as the best part!
— Clara S. Parent
Thoroughly enjoyed it!
July 13, 2017: This was my daughter's first camp experience. She thoroughly enjoyed it and is definitely interested in participating next year. Thank you for providing such a well-organized and fun camp experience!
— Tim R. Parent
Loved the structure!
July 13, 2017: I loved how the first two sessions were divided up into stations and how we were grouped so that we grew into better athletes together. I also liked how we had access to the coaches after sessions if we felt we would like to improve a special skill.
— Ava W. Camper
I loved this camp!
July 23, 2016: I loved this camp! the coaches were really nice and had a lot to offer. Working with college coaches and students made the training very well rounded and easy to follow. The food was excellent and the dorms was great!
— Lizzy G. Camper
We will see you next year!
July 21, 2016: This was an awesome experience for my daughter to meet other players from different schools. The coaches were excellent and taught lots of new skills. Beautiful setting. You have to try it to see just how great it is! We will see you next year!
— Susanna C. Parent
Can't wait to return!
July 20, 2016: This was my first time at an overnight camp and I was a little scared to go because I didnt know anyone but I quickly relaxed and made many friends. the coaches were friendly and always willing to help and give excellent feedback. I loved living in the dorms and meeting lacrosse players from all over the country. The food was great and the field was nice. Can't wait to return.
— Victoria F. Camper
July 29, 2015: Our daughters have been attending the camp at St. Vincent from the time they were old enough until they gradauted from high school. Our youngest has 4 years left and is already looking forward to meeting up with her friends from around the country each of the remaining summers. Our daughters have gained skill and confidence with each camp and have been starting players on their middle and high school teams. Our eldest is now playing in college. We cannot praise the camp, the staff, and the coaches enough. It has been a wonderful experience for all of us.
— Erin B. Parent
Great ratio of campers to coaches.
July 26, 2015: Jen Perestock was great and had such a positive interaction with the girls. My daughter had a great time and learned so much. I especially appreciated that the number of campers was kept to a manageable size, so it allowed for a great ratio of coaches to campers. It was a great experience for her and she will definitely attend camp again.
— Molly D. Parent
July 25, 2015: The St. Vincent Nike Lacrosse Camp was an amazing experience! It helped me with skills and my confidence level has sky-rocketed. I would recommend this camp to anyone, whether they are beginners or experienced players!
— Brenna G. Camper
Great quality camp.
July 24, 2015: This was out first time ever doing anything like this. My 14 year old and her friend had a wonderful time, learned tons and are planning for next year already. The coaches were excellent, the schedule was well thought and the food was great. Thanks so much for a great first time lacrosse came experience for my daughter and her friend. WILL definitely do again next year.
— Carter J. Parent
July 22, 2015: This camp was one of the best experiences for my daughter and really introduced her into the sport. She now is set on continuing with the sport and enjoys playing lacrosse with her friends every day!
— Taylor S. Parent
July 21, 2015: Nike Lacrosse Camp is an awesome camp! I couldn't wait to be old enough to go. This was my second summer at Nike Camp. I've told so many people about how great this camp is and they all went with me this summer. They loved it just as much as I do. I can't wait for next summer to get here!
— Katelyn E. Camper
July 21, 2015: I wanted to thank you for a wonderful camp experience! Your camp really helped me to improve my leadership skills, endurance and my accuracy on all my fundamentals. In fact it helped me so much that my coach made me captain of my team! Also because of my new and improved fundamental skills I have made accurate passes, ground balls and shots. I have scored 24 goals this season! My dad said, “I went into camp a sissy and came out a lacrosse animal". I don't know how true that is, but I wanted to send you this email to thank you for a wonderful camp experience last year and let you know how excited I am for this summer’s camp!
— Alexis P. Camper
Become a better player.
July 20, 2015: I believe that this camp is the best skills camp for female lacrosse players in the nation. The players and coaches that worked at the camp made sure that every player received individual instruction no matter their age or experience level. I was able to work on my weaknesses with the assistance of the staff and I feel confident that I am a better player after going to the camp.
— Skylar M. Camper
I scored my first goal here!
July 30, 2014: This camp taught me so much! I've never played offense before coming to camp, and I scored my first goal here! I highly recommend this camp for anyone who wants to improve on their lax skills.
— Abbi D. Camper
best week of my life!
July 28, 2014: It was one of the best weeks of my life, I had fun every minute and didn't want to leave at all. I made so many friends and learned so many helpful things. It was nice meeting coaches from different colleges also.
— Hannah C. Camper
July 27, 2014: Jen and her staff are outstanding! I hope girls lacrosse continues to grow in Western PA! Thanks
— Brooke E. Parent