Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at St. Mark's School
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St. Mark's School picturesque 250-acre campus in Southborough, Massachusetts, is just 25 miles from Boston.
At the Nike Girls Lacrosse Camp at St. Mark's School, our goal is to bring out the very best in every lacrosse player we coach. Get ready for a week of focused, intensive training sessions lead by long time Nike Camp Director Stacey Freda and her coaching staff.
- Complete Skills Camp for Girls Ages 10-18
- Superior instruction from College Coaches and Players
- 8:1 camper to instructor on field ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamentals, position training, drills and scrimmages
- Special goalie instruction and discounts available
- 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 Meg Decker
Meg Decker was hired as the first head coach in Hartford Women's Lacrosse history in August 2016. Decker joined the Hawks after helping to build the Virginia Commonwealth women’s lacrosse program from scratch as an assistant coach and being a player on the inaugural women’s lacrosse team at the United States Naval Academy.View Meg Decker's Bio ⟩
The Hawks announced the addition of women’s lacrosse as a varsity sport in October 2015 with the program set to begin competition during the 2017-18 school year. The Hawks will be the eighth of the nine America East schools to sponsor women’s lacrosse, with Maine the only conference member without the sport.
Decker spent two years as an assistant to VCU Head Coach Jen O’Brien, assisting with the building of the program from her hiring in 2014 and helping to coach the team in its first season as a varsity program in 2016. Decker has also amassed coaching experience by serving as the head coach of Flash Club Women's Lacrosse in Tustin, Calif., and as the director of the Whirlwind Lacrosse Tournament in Newport Beach, Calif. She has also been an individual instructor, coaching midfielders and draw specialists nationally.
The native of Catonsville, Md., had a standout playing career, spending two years at Navy (2008-09) and two at Loyola (2010-11). At the college level, she was an All-American in her debut season, finishing sixth in the nation in goals per game and 10th in the nation in draw controls. She was named LaxPower.com National Rookie of the Year that campaign. In total, Decker scored 113 goals and collected 154 draw controls as a collegian. She helped lead Loyola to a Big East championship in her final season and to a school-record 17 wins and an NCAA Quarterfinal appearance.
A two-time All-Big East selection, Decker was invited to the U.S. Lacrosse National Pool Tryouts in 2015. In May of 2016 she was selected in the inaugural United Women’s Lacrosse League Draft by the Philadelphia Force
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 Brett Allen
Brett Allen was appointed as the head women’s lacrosse coach in 2006 after serving as the team’s assistant coach during the 2005 season and earning appointment as Bates’ head volleyball coach in the summer of 2004.View Brett Allen's Bio ⟩
No longer coaching volleyball, Brett is directly involved in the women’s lacrosse team’s recruiting efforts as well as implementing practice plans and developing and adjusting team strategy throughout the season.
A 1996 graduate of St. Lawrence University, Brett has a master’s degree in kinesiology with a focus in athletic administration/coaching from James Madison University. He is the co-founder of the Valley Vipers Volleyball Club in Virginia. Prior to coming to Bates, Brett was an assistant women’s lacrosse and volleyball coach at Washington and Lee University in Virginia for two years.
Brett currently serves as a Division III IWLCA Regional All-American Committee Chair and is on the NCAA Division III Championship Committee. He is also the Secretary and Awards Chair for the New England Women’s Volleyball Association.
This summer, USSC is excited to offer one week of overnight camp for girls ages 10-18 at the beautiful Saint Mark's School.
OVERNIGHT CAMP AMENITIES
• 3 nights lodging • All meals
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
EXTENDED DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Lunch & dinner
• Reversible Nike practice jersey
• Camp hours: MON 3:00PM-9:00PM, TUES-WED 8:45AM-9:00PM, THURS 8:45AM-11:30AM
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: Check-in takes between 2:00-3:00 pm on Monday, July 15th.
- CHECK-OUT: Check-out takes place at 12:00 pm on Thursday, July 18th.
HOUSING & ROOMMATES
2 campers per room. If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so as soon as possible. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
LINENS: Not provided; Bed size Twin XL
AIR CONDITIONING: No • Dorm does not have AC - Please bring a fan
SUGGESTED SPENDING MONEY: $50
MEDICAL FACILITY: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times
EXTENDED DAY CAMP
- Check-in on Monday is between 2:30-3:00pm. Come dressed and ready to play.
- On Thursday campers depart from the field after the morning session, around 11:30am.
Tuesday through Thursday, Extended Day campers should arrival at the field at 8:45am.
Monday through Wednesday, Extended Day campers depart at 9:00pm.
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 AM Wake Up (overnight campers)
- 9:00 AM Instructional Session I (Skill development stations & Goal Keeping instruction)
- Noon Lunch in Dining Hall
- 12:30 PM Rest
- 2:00 PM Instructional Session II (Skills development stations, Goal Keeping instruction & Live game situations)
- 5:00 PM Dinner in Dining Hall
- 6:00 PM Free time
- 7:00 PM Session III - Competitive Lacrosse practice/games
- 9:00 PM Rest time, Camp store opened
- 10:45 PM Lights Out!
St. Mark's School
St. Mark’s School is a preparatory school, situated on 250 acres in Southborough, Massachusetts, 25 miles from Boston.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
July 19, 2018: I loved this camp! Just enough balance of hard work and fun. I can't wait to go back again next year!
— Sophie B. Camper
July 10, 2014: The highlight of my camp experience was getting to stay overnight, meeting, and doing the thing I love with people who play the same sport.
— Morgan C. Camper
Lots of play time!
July 10, 2014: My main highlights were socializing with other campers from all over the country in a total lax atmosphere, with LOTS of playtime and positive coaching!
— Amy H. Camper
July 10, 2014: The coaching staff was great. All of them were friendly and very helpful. They were always there to answer questions and help you figure things out.
— Gwen C. Camper