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Registration open for Villanova girls’ camp on July 15-18

Friday, 19th April 2013

Categories Camps, Events, Girl's/Women's, High School, Youth, Posted 4/19/13

Registration is open for the Villanova Girls’ Lacrosse Summer Camp, July 15-18, Day or Overnight Camper, and open to players in grades 5th-Pre College Freshmen.

The Deatails:

Register at

Cost for Overnight Camp: $495; Cost for Commuter: $425.Villanova

contact at or 610-519-7490

Cost includes:
instruction, meals, room, t-shirt, water bottle, and prizes.

The Camp: Villanova Girls’ Lacrosse Camp is for those athletes entering grades 5th-pre college freshmen who are looking to take their game to the next level. Athletes will be grouped according to age and experience and will be challenged accordingly. The camp is structured to provide a solid foundation of stick work, individual skills, and conceptual knowledge and will expose players to the latest developments in the game. Sessions will include everything from individualized drills to small-sided games to full field play. Campers will work directly with both the Villanova University Women’s Lacrosse coaching staff and players in a positive and competitive atmosphere. Join us this summer to learn, compete and enjoy lacrosse at the highest level.

Monday, July 15th
Afternoon Session: 2-4:30pm
Evening Session 6:15-8:30pm
*8:30pm- Day Campers pick up

Tuesday, July 16th & Wednesday, July 17th
*8:50am Day Campers Arrive
Morning Session: 9-11:30am
Afternoon Session: 1:30-4:00pm
Evening Session: 6:15-8:30pm
*8:30pm- Day Campers pick up

Thursday, July 18th
*8:50am Day Campers Arrive
Morning Session: 9-11:30am

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Julie Young
Julie Young is in her second season as the first full time Head Coach for Villanova University and is looking to make her mark in the Big East. Prior to Villanova, Young spent three years as the Head Coach at Haverford College, leading the team to the most season-wins in program history. Young went to Haverford after six years of helping the University of Pennsylvania gain national prominence as an assistant, competing in the NCAA Final Four. A 2001 graduate of Princeton University, Young enjoyed a standout career as a two-sport athlete, competing in both soccer and lacrosse and being named a Tewaarton Finalist in her senior year.

Assistant Coach: Xan Weitzel
Xan Weitzel is in her third season with the Wildcats of Villanova, working primarily with the attacking unit. She graduated from Boston University in 2010 and ranks third in program history for career assists. A two-time All America-East Conference selection, Weitzel competed in the NCAA Tournament during all four years of her collegiate career.

Assistant Coach: Lauren Sparks
Lauren Sparks returns to the Villanova sidelines for her second year as an assistant coach after serving as a volunteer for 2011-2012 season. Sparks spent five years at the University of Connecticut and was a three-time team captain for the Huskies. She was also named to both the Big East and IWLCA All-Academic teams.

Volunteer Assistant Coach: Josie Ferri
Josie Ferri joins the Villanova women’s lacrosse program for the 2012-2013 season as a volunteer assistant coach. Ferri graduated from Haverford College in 2012 and holds the program’s record for career draw controls and free position goals. A four-time All-Centennial Conference and All-Metro Region selection, Ferri was also named to the IWLCA All-America team in 2011.



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