Monmouth University Girls Lacrosse Camp
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Monmouth University, one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, offers a picturesque location for our 3rd annual lacrosse camp. Monmouth’s 159-acre campus, in West Long Branch, New Jersey is full of wide green lawns and historic yet state-of-the-art facilities. Great weather, staff, the beautiful Monmouth campus and top notch facilities make this an ideal camp location to improve your game this summer!
At the Monmouth University Girls Lacrosse Camp, our goal is to bring out the very best in every lacrosse player we coach. Campers train each day at Kessler Field a 4,600 seat state-of-the-art artificial surface stadium located on the Monmouth campus. Get ready for a week of focused, intensive training sessions lead by our great coaching staff.
The Monmouth University Girls Lacrosse Camp is open to any any all entrants and limited only by number, age and gender.
- 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 practice jersey
- Prizes for outstanding play, sportsmanship and improvement
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Camp Director Eileen Ghent
Eileen Ghent was announced as the fifth women's lacrosse head coach in program history on August 21, 2015 after serving four seasons as an assistant coach.View Eileen Ghent's Bio ⟩
Eileen joined Monmouth University's women's lacrosse staff in the summer of 2011. The Silver Spring, Maryland native spent the last four seasons coaching the Monmouth defense, serving as the recruiting coordinator and was the primary director of MU's numerous camps and clinics. Prior to the 2014 season, Ghent was elevated to the title of Associate Head Coach. During that time she helped Monmouth to four consecutive conference tournaments, two NCAA Tournament appearances, two conference tournament titles and a regular season championship. Monmouth was 26-8 in conference play while Ghent was an assistant coach.
Since Ghent arrived in West Long Branch four seasons ago, MU’s exposure has seen significant growth through camps and clinics attendance, which has doubled during that time. She was instrumental in starting the elite night camp and increased the number of overall clinics as well. Ghent is also charged with overseeing the team’s academic progress, an area in which the Hawks have flourished recently. Last season the team enjoyed its highest grade point average to date.
In 2015, Monmouth defender Kristina Vangeli earned Third Team All-America honors from Mid-Major Lacrosse.com after a breakout season which earned her First Team All-MAAC honors.
Ghent was a member of Denise Wescott's staff that captured back to back conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, the Hawks boasted the 21st best scoring defense in the country, allowing just under nine goals per game. Ghent also mentored the 2013 Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year in Gianna D’Urso, who was selected to the prestigious North-South All-Star Game. In 2012 the MU defense made conference tournament history when the unit allowed just seven goals over two games, including three in the Championship Game against Mount St. Mary’s. In her four seasons as an assistant coach, four defensive players earned first team all-conference honors, three have earned spots on All-Tournament Teams and D’Urso was named MVP of the 2013 conference title game.
She made an immediate impact during her first season, guiding a defensive unit comprised entirely of underclassmen to a record breaking performance in the 2012 Northeast Conference Tournament. En route to winning its fourth overall NEC Title, the Hawks allowed a historic low of seven goals in two games, including three in the championship match against Mount Saint Mary's.
Ghent came to Monmouth from nearby Rutgers University where she served as a player-assistant coach as a junior and senior. The Silver Spring, MD native had her playing career at Rutgers cut short due to a number of knee injuries she suffered as a freshman and sophomore. After her second year in Piscataway she decided to become a player-assistant coach on Coach Laura Brand-Sias' team, preparing practices and helping organize and plan camps and clinics. She also helped Brand-Sias on the attacking end before being put in charge of the goal keepers as a senior. With Ghent heading up the netminders, RU's goalies finished second in the Big East in goals against average and third in the league in save percentage. She also was a club coach for Ultimate Goal in New Jersey and has coached for the Rebels Lacrosse Club.
Off the field she earned All-Big East Academic Honors twice and received the 'Genna Camiolo Award for Perseverance and Dedication. In high school she played three varsity seasons at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, leading the Falcons to four straight league titles. She served as captain as a senior and earned First Team All-League honors as a senior.
Co-Director Stephanie Anderson
Former Hawk standout Stephanie Anderson joined the Monmouth coaching staff in August of 2014. She was promoted to top assistant after Eileen Ghent took over the program in August of 2015.View Stephanie Anderson's Bio ⟩
Anderson will work primarily with the Monmouth attack while heading up the MU recruiting efforts.
Anderson transferred to Monmouth prior to the 2014 season, finished first on the team in scoring with 26 goals and second in points with 28 from her attack position. The Rutgers transfer appeared in 17 of Monmouth’s 18 games while leading the team in free position goals. Anderson was a pivotal piece to the Blue & White’s first year in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, earning All-MAAC Tournament honors. Academically, she was named to the IWLCA Academic All-Honor Roll and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in School Counseling.
Anderson was an All-Big East lacrosse player at Rutgers where she tallied 66 goals and 77 points. She was a prep star for Shoreham-Wading River High School in New York, leading her squad to three consecutive state championships and earning All-America honors. She was chosen to play in the Under Armor All-American Classic, where she was named Most Valuable Player. Anderson played club lacrosse for the Long Island Express and graduated from Rutgers in 2013 with a degree in Sociology while minoring education and public health.
This summer, Monmouth is offering one session of overnight with a commuter (Extended Day Camp 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM) option available. This camp location is ideal for all regional players in the northeast and beyond.
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 1PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-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 takes place between 1:00-2:00pm on Monday, July 24th. There will be a camp orientation meeting at 2:00pm and parents are welcome to join their campers for this meeting. A detailed schedule for the week will be provided at that time.
There will be a closing ceremony at the field on Thursday, July 27th at 11:30am. Overnight Campers check-out from the dorm immediately following.
Housing & Roommates
Campers stay in suite-style accommodations. There are four or six bedrooms that share a common living area/room and bathroom and will be assigned by age and roommate requests. If you have a roommate request and have not notified us, please do so no later than 10 days before the start of camp. As much as we try to take care of each and every camper, 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. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
- Dorm: Beechwood Hall
- Bathrooms: shared
- Linens: Not provided
- Air Conditioning: Yes ♦ NO Portable Fan needed! (Dorm rooms have AC)
- Suggested spending money: $40
- Medical facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times.
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
EXTENDED DAY CAMP
On Monday, extended day campers should arrive at the check-in time dressed to play. All other days, the arrival time is 8:45am. Extended day campers depart at 9:00pm (lunch and dinner included). Drop off and pick up locations will be provided at check-in.
On Thursday, extended day campers depart from the field after the 11:30am closing ceremony.
Daily Schedule: MON 1PM-9PM, TUE-WED 9AM-9PM, THURS 9AM-11:30AM
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)
- 9:00 AM Stretching and Conditioning
- 9:30 AM Line Drills and Stations
- 10:30 AM Position Work
- Noon Lunch and rest
- 1:30 PM 1v1, 2v2, and fastbreaks
- 3:00 PM Drill stations and scrimmaging
- 5:00 PM Dinner and supervised free time
- 6:30 PM Back to field for games
- 9:00 PM Extended Day Campers depart
- 10:30 PM Overnight Campers to rooms; Lights out!
Located in West Long Branch, New Jersey, Monmouth's magnificent campus is approximately one hour from both New York City and Philadelphia and is within walking distance of Atlantic Ocean beaches. Monmouth University plays all of its home lacrosse and football games at Kessler Field on the school’s 155-acre campus. In the summer of 2005, Kessler Field was refitted with a state-of-the-art artificial surface by the FieldTurf Corporation. The Monmouth Hawks now boast one of the finest facilities for Division I lacrosse in the region.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
The Nike Lacrosse Camp was just awesome. The coaches were very experienced and had so many tips and tricks for every positions and were also friendly. The dorms were a lot of fun and so was having roommates! I also loved eating in a college cafeteria! Thank you for putting together such a fun week!
— Monmouth Camper '16
Would definitely recommend!
For a first time camper my daughter had a great experience. As a parent dropping her off, the staff was very attentive and the camps director Stephanie was excellent!!!!!! Would definitely recommend and would send my daughter again next year!
— Parent of a Monmouth Camper '16
Nike Lacrosse was an amazing experience! I didn't know anyone when I first arrived but I quickly met amazing people. The staff was amazing and gave you great feedback. At the Monmouth camp you weren't just one of the girls, the staff knew your name and tried to connect with you. My lax IQ has defefinetly increased. I had an amazing four days and can't wait to come back next year!
— Monmouth Camper '15
Fun camp, great instruction, accommodated all the girls, would definitely do again!!
— Mikayla O. Monmouth Camper '15
The safety at this camp was excellent!
The safety at this camp was excellent! My daughter was an overnight camper and she said that there was always someone with them walking to the activities or the dorms, during evening activities, and even during free time the coaches were just down the hall. This camp gave the girls a taste of freedom, but the safety and security a parent wants! I was also impressed by the improvement I saw in my daugther on the last day of camp. I went early to pick her up and to watch her play and she looked unstopable! What a great experience for her! Thank you for the awesome camp!
— Morgan F. Parent of a Monmouth Camper '15
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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