Old Dominion Lacrosse Coaches Prospect Day
Showcase your skills at
the ODAC Coaches Prospect Day
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference coaches have teamed up to offer an outstanding Prospect Day at Roanoke College. The beautiful Roanoke campus, in Salem, VA will host the one day event.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference includes: Roanoke, Randolph Macon, Washington and Lee, Lynchburg, Hampden Sydney, Guilford, Virginia Wesleyan, Bridgewater, Shenandoah and Randolph have all been invited and are expected to attend.
- For all 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 High School Graduates
- We have invited coaches from all 10 ODAC schools to attend and watch the players compete
- The prospect day is open to any and all entrants.
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Camp Director J.B. Sheridan
J.B. Sheridan enters his sixth season as head men's lacrosse coach at Randolph-Macon College.View J.B. Sheridan's Bio ⟩
Sheridan arrived in Ashland after a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Goucher College. As a member of Kyle Hannan's staff with the Gophers, Sheridan spearheaded all phases of the program that posted a 24-9 overall record during his time there. In 2010, Goucher went 14-4, captured the Landmark Conference Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Sheridan served as the Gophers' defensive coordinator, while working with the goalkeepers and face-off specialists as well. Sheridan mentored 12 All-Landmark Conference selections as well as two All-Americans. Off the field, Sheridan was responsible for all aspects of recruiting, scouting and the Gophers conditioning program.
Prior to joining Hannan at Goucher, Sheridan broke into the coaching ranks at his alma mater, Salisbury University, serving as an assisting coach for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. During that time, the Sea Gulls went 45-0 and captured two National Championships. Sheridan was involved in all aspects of the SU program that featured 17 All-Americans and two National Players of the Year during that time.
As a three-year player at Salisbury, Sheridan helped the Sea Gulls to a 60-1 overall record, including National Championships in 2004 and 2005. Sheridan graduated from Salisbury with a degree in Graphic Design and was recognized with the Salisbury University Athletic Department Academic Achievement Award in 2006.
Sheridan is pursuing his Master's Degree in Education with a focus in academic administration and sports leadership from Goucher.
Camp Director Bill Pilat
In his 28th season on the Roanoke College sidelines, Bill Pilat has accumulated nearly 68-percent of the men’s lacrosse wins in school history.View Bill Pilat's Bio & Lacrosse Tips ⟩
A 1985 graduate of the college, Pilat has won 302 games in his head coaching career. Pilat is the winningest coach in program-history, winning all but 162 games in the program's nearly 50-years of existence. His win 70% win percentage is also the best in the history of the ODAC.
Coach Pilat earned his 300th career win on April 19th, becoming the 15th men's lacrosse coach in all of NCAA Divisions I, II or III to accomplish that milestone. During his tenure as coach, Pilat has led the team to 10 ODAC Championships and now 12 NCAA Tournament appearances after appearing in the NCAA Tournament yet again in the 2015 season. The Maroons finished the season with its program record setting seventh consecutive 10-win season.
Pilat is an integral part of Roanoke’s lacrosse excellence both as a player and a coach. As a player, Pilat was a three-time All-American, two-time ODAC Player of the Year, and the 1985 Roanoke Male Athlete of the Year. Also in 1985, Pilat received the C. Markland Kelly Award and the Hero’s Award as the nation’s top goaltender. With 710 collegiate saves, he has 29 more stops than any other keeper in school history. In addition to leading the program in career saves, Pilat has also coached six of the nine other players ranked in the top 10 all-time saves list at the school. Three of those goalies have earned All-American status.
In addition to coaching and recruiting, Pilat has been very active in the lacrosse community. A former member of the Division III Advisory and All-American committees, he has served as the president of both the ODAC and Division III Coaches associations. He has been the chairman of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s Century Club and was a member of the U.S. World Lacrosse Team player selection committee. His talks at the annual national lacrosse conventions have drawn interest from coaches throughout the country. Pilat is also one of the nation’s most recognizable summer camp directors, running several camps in Virginia, Florida, Connecticut, Ohio, and New York. The Bill Pilat Goalie School is regarded as the nation’s best camp for goalies. Pilat’s latest venture is a new goalie video aimed at improving the skills and fundementals of both novice and advanced keepers. In five years on the market, Pilat’s video has sold over 3,000 copies.
Pilat graduated cum laude from Roanoke in 1985 and earned a master’s degree from Alfred University in education in 1986. While at Alfred, he served as a graduate assistant with the Saxons’ lacrosse program. Pilat spent the 1987 season as a member of the Washington & Lee University staff, helping the Generals to a national semifinal appearance, before returning to Roanoke as an assistant in 1988.
Lacrosse Tips by Bill Pilat:
- The Goalie School Tip: Stay Still To Make More Saves
- The Goalie School Tip: Do Goalies need to work on their “Weak” Hand when clearing?
- Goalie Lacrosse Recruiting Tips with Bill Pilat
- The Goalie School Tip: Keep Your Head Up! By Coach Pilat
- Restarting the Action with Proper Outlet Passes - Brought To You By The Goalie School
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference coaches are offering a Prospect Day at Roanoke College this summer, on July 27th. Come and experience what a day of lacrosse is like with our ODAC coahces! (Restricted to 2020, 2021 2022 & 2023s).
DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Reversible Jersey
• Camp hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
POSITION UPDATES!! CHECK BELOW BEFORE SIGNING UP - MAKE SURE SPOTS OPENED!!
• ATTACK - Spots Open
• MIDFIELD - Spots Open
• DEFENSE - Spots Open
• LONGSTICK - Spots Open
• GOALIE - Spots Open
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.
ODAC FALL PROSPECT DAY
Check-in Saturday, July 27th
Check-in takes place between 8:30-9:00am.
Check-out Saturday, July 27th
Check-out takes place at 4:00pm.
PROSPECT DAY INCLUDES
• College coaches providing instruction
• ODAC College coaches attending event to scout and recruit players
• Instructional practice sessions on first day
• Reversible jersey for every player
• Talk from college admissions officer for parents and players
• College coaches roundtable discussion for parents and players
In Roanoke College, you'll find a beautiful campus in a classic college town, with a vibrant city and beautiful countryside just minutes away. The campus is only 10 minutes from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, with direct flights to more than nine cities in the Midwest and East Coast. It is 3-4 hours by car from Charlotte, N.C., Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C.