The Lacrosse Master's annual Boulder, CO Prospect Camp is unlike any camp in the country. Eight HEAD and Assistant coaches from some of the world's finest academic institutions will be on staff for the duration of the camp. The make-up of our World-Class staff and the institutions they represent is unprecedented. Our camp is designed to provide every participant with the best instruction and Guaranteed Exposure to many of the nation's most well respected NCAA Division I & III lacrosse coaches from the world's best academic institutions.
This is a MUST ATTEND camp for any player interested in playing at any of these schools. Each participate will be coached and seen by every coach on staff - GUARANTEED. You will not find this level of exposure and instruction at any camp or tournament.
Camp is open to ANY and ALL players in the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 graduation years.
Jenny Graap returned to her alma mater in 1997 with one goal in mind: to build the Cornell women’s lacrosse team into a championship contender. Now entering her 20th year at the helm in 2016-17, Graap has been honored as the the 2002 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Coach of the Year, the 2006 Inside Lacrosse Magazine Northeast Coach of the Year, and a three-time IWLCA Northeast Coach of the Year (2002, 2006, 2016), while developing the Big Red women’s lacrosse program into one of the most successful in the nation.
Graap has built an Ivy League and national title contender in her first 19 years. She has posted a 180-120 record at Cornell and a 201-164 mark in 22 years as a head coach. She reached her 200th career win in dramatic fashion, defeating Penn, 11-10, on May 8, 2016, to win the Big Red's first-ever Ivy League Tournament Championship and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
In her tenure at Cornell, Graap has had 85 All-Ivy selections, 49 IWLCA All-Region selections, 17 IWLCA national All-Americans, three CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, three Ivy League Players of the Year and one national player of the year finalist. Her teams have reached postseason play nine times since she returned to Cornell and have won at least 10 games eight times as well.
The Big Red had one of the best seasons in program history in 2016, beginning the season 8-0, marking the best start in program history. Led by a balanced offense, with six players finishing with 30+ points, and a nationally elite defense, Cornell was an underdog team that fought its way into the national conversation. Ranking as high as No. 13 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll, the Big Red posted its second-most wins in program history, finishing the year 14-5. Cornell battled to a 5-2 Ivy League record, its best conference mark since 2012, earning a No. 3 seed in the 2016 Ivy League Tournament. But the Big Red emerged on top, defeating second-seeded Princeton, 10-9, in overtime for the program's first Ivy League Tournament win before taking down host Penn, 11-10, to hoist the championship trophy for the first time. After earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament with the win and making its first Tournament appearance since 2006, the Big Red was once again rewarded, snagging the Tournament's No. 8 seed and earning the right to host First and Second Round games for the first time since 2002. The Big Red downed a hot Canisius team, 15-11, in the first round before suffering a heartbreaking 7-6 loss to Massachusetts in the second round to end the storybook season. In addition to the team's historic success, a number of individuals on the 2016 squad etched their names into the record books. Co-captain Emily Tripodi '16 set a new school record in career assists, finishing with 116, and Catie Smith '17 set a new single-season standard in caused turnovers with 41. Tripodi earned Second-Team All-Ivy, along with goalkeeper Renee Poulllott '17 and Taylor Reed '18, while Smith and Joey Coffy '18 were named to the First-Team. Smith and Coffy were both also IWLCA Regional All-Americans, while Poullott earned second-team honors. Smith concluded her stellar season as an IWLCA Third-Team All-American.
A 1986 graduate of Cornell’s College of Human Ecology, Graap was an assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Penn State from 1990-93 while completing a master’s degree in exercise and sport science. During her time with the Nittany Lions, they made three NCAA tournament appearances. Graap was also a field hockey and lacrosse intern at William Smith College from 1989-90. She received her first coaching experience as the head lacrosse mentor at the Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, N.J., in 1989.
Graap has served the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Association in several different roles throughout her career. She was a former IWLCA Division I vice president, has chaired the Northeast All Region committee, has served on both the All-American committee and the Coach of the Year committee, and is a new member on the Rules Administration and Game Management Committee. She was responsible for the design and launch of the IWLCA’s web site (www.iwlca.org).
A native of West Chester, Pa., Graap attended East High School, where she lettered three times in basketball and played on the state runner-up field hockey team, in addition to the undefeated Chesmont lacrosse championship squad.
Graap and her husband, Dan Allen, reside in Ithaca.
Amanda O’Leary, an experienced coach who played the sport at its highest level, finished her seventh season at the helm of the Florida Gators in 2016 with the program’s sixth NCAA Tournament bid. O’Leary has turned her team into a national powerhouse since its inception in 2010. Hired to lead Florida’s inaugural lacrosse team on June 22, 2007, O’Leary had the opportunity to recruit and organize the program before the Gators began competition in the 2010 season. Her impressive career record of 276-94 (.746) ranks among the best of active head coaches in the nation. In just seven seasons, she has taken Florida to a NCAA Final Four, four NCAA quarterfinal appearances, two BIG EAST regular season, two BIG EAST tournament titles, four American Lacrosse Conference regular season titles and two ALC tournament championships. She’s also coached 12 Gators who have earned 46 All-America honors, four Tewaaraton Award finalists and two Honda Sports Award nominees.
In 2005, O’Leary was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. She also became a member of the Temple Owls’ Hall of Fame in the fall of 2004. O’Leary was named to the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse 25th Anniversary Team in the fall of 2006. She was the youngest player and starter on the 1989 U.S. World Cup team that claimed the International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse Association (IFWLA) gold medal in Perth, Australia. O’Leary was the second-leading scorer on the 1993 U.S. World Cup team which repeated as the IFWLA World Cup champions in Edinburgh, Scotland. In the 1993 World Cup, O’Leary scored 17 points, including the game-winner versus Australia in the semifinal game. Prior to taking the Yale head coaching position, O’Leary was an assistant at Maryland for the 1992 and 1993 seasons. The Terrapins claimed the 1992 NCAA title and reached the semifinals in 1993. It was her second stint with the Terrapins, as she started her coaching career with Maryland as a graduate assistant coach in 1989 before serving as an assistant at Delaware for the 1990 campaign. O’Leary has also served as the chair of the U.S. Team selection and on the former U.S. Women’s Lacrosse Association (USWLA) Board of Directors. She was an assistant coach with the U.S. Women’s Developmental Team from 2002-05 and has been a member of the Connecticut Lacrosse Foundation Executive Committee since 1993.
Williams College Athletic Director Lisa Melendy announced on May 23, 2017 that Alice Lee has been named the head coach of women's lacrosse at Williams.
Lee comes to Williams after coaching six years in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). The last two years Lee was an assistant coach at Middlebury College and the four years before Middlebury she was an assistant coach at Amherst College.
"I am quite pleased with the hiring of Alice Lee as the next head women's lacrosse coach at Williams," stated Melendy. "She comes to us with a distinguished coaching pedigree, having been an assistant at some of the top Division III programs in the country. The committee was impressed with her evident passion for coaching and the game of lacrosse, as well as her plan for beginning the next chapter of Williams women's lacrosse. It is clear that following coaching legend Chris Mason is a big job, but I believe Alice is up to the challenge and well positioned to do so. I would like to thank the search committee for their time and thoughtful consideration during this process."
While coaching at Middlebury (2015-17) Lee helped guide the Panthers to the 2016 NESCAC and NCAA titles and was named the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) Division III National Assistant Coach of the Year.
Lee played goalie collegiately at Central Connecticut State University, where she was a two-time captain, three-time all-conference selection, voted outstanding teammate, and most valuable player.
Lee graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 2009 with a B.S. in Management and a concentration in Entrepreneurship.
Christine Halfpenny enters her sixth season as head coach of the Notre Dame women's lacrosse program in 2017 after leading the Irish to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time since 2009. The postseason run marked the fifth consecutive time the Irish have competed in the NCAA Championship -- the first time in school history that Notre Dame has reached the NCAAs in at least four straight years.
Halfpenny came to Notre Dame from William & Mary, where her teams achieved four straight 10-win seasons and a pair of regular-season conference titles over her final four seasons with the program.
Halfpenny's Tribe squads captured Colonial Athletic Association regular-season titles in both 2008 and 2009 - and she merited CAA coach-of-the-year honors in 2008. Her teams combined for a 20-8 record in league play (including four straight conference tournament bids) - as William & Mary reached double digits in victories each of the last four seasons (10-7 in 2011 and 2009, 10-8 in 2010, 10-9 in 2008). Those four consecutive 10-win seasons matched the best previous stretch in program history.
A four-year letter-winner in women's lacrosse at Virginia Tech, Halfpenny started on the 1999 Hokie team that won the Atlantic 10 Conference championship, finished 11-6 and achieved a program-first top-20 ranking. She received the coaches award that year and was a two-time member of the athletic director's honor roll (1998, 1999). She graduated in 1999 with a degree in health and physical education.
Chris Sailer begins her 30th season at the helm of the Princeton women’s lacrosse program for the 2015-16 academic year. She was inducted into the US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame in 2008.
She has guided the team to three NCAA championships, 11 national semifinal appearances, 22 NCAA tournament appearances and 11 Ivy League titles.
Sailer ranks second in NCAA history among Division I coaches in victories, with an astonishing 360 career wins, and also is the fifth winningest active coach across all divisions and sixth all-time. She has coached the most games in NCAA Tournament history, a total of 50 games. She ranks second in NCAA games won, sitting four games back of Kelly Amonte Hiller (Northwestern) and one in front of Cindy Timchal (Northwestern, Maryland, Navy).
Under Sailer’s guidance, Princeton put together a stretch of 12 straight NCAA Tournament appearances from 1998-2009. The team has made the tournament in 21 of the last 24 seasons beginning in 1992. The Tigers reached at least the national semifinals five straight seasons from 1992-96 and again from 2000-04, and at least the quarterfinals 15 consecutive times from 1989-2006.
Sailer’s teams have been ranked among nationally at some point in the season in each of the last 24 years, including appearances at No. 1 in 1989, ’92, ’94, ’95, ’03, ’04 and ’05, and finished at No. 1 in both 2004 and 2002.
Sailer came to Princeton from Penn, where she served as assistant coach for both the field hockey and lacrosse teams. Prior to her stint there, she attended the University of Massachusetts, where she earned a master’s degree in sports management.
A 1981 graduate of Harvard, Sailer captained both the lacrosse and field hockey teams in Cambridge. She was a two-time first-team All-Ivy selection in lacrosse and was a member of the U.S. National Team. Sailer received the Radcliffe Alumni Association Award for athletic excellence and leadership her senior year.
In addition to her membership into the US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame, she belongs to four other halls of fame. She is a 1996 inductee to the New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame, a 1997 member of the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame, a 1998 inductee of the Haverford (Pa.) High School Sports Hall of Fame and 2003 class member of the Pennsylvania Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Sailer’s involvement in the sport of women’s lacrosse doesn’t end with coaching. She is actively involved in stimulating the growth of the sport. She is a former chair of the Tewaaraton Trophy selection committee, a former member of the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Committee, former president, treasurer and board member of the IWLCA and former member of the US Lacrosse Women’s Division Board of Governors. Sailer currently is on the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame Committee and on the board of directors of Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership.
Her heavy involvement in the sport has earned her the 2008 Diane Geppi-Aikens Memorial Award, presented by the IWLCA for lifetime achievement in contribution to women’s lacrosse.
The Tufts University Women's Lacrosse program has returned to the national stage under third-year head coach Courtney Farrell. After narrowly missing an NCAA Tournament berth in 2014, the Jumbos advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 last spring.
Farrell's 2015 team earned the program's first NCAA berth since 2011 and won a second-round game at Messiah 14-7. In the very competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), Tufts advanced to the conference championship semi-final also for the first time since 2011. They lost to two-time defending national finalist and 2012 NCAA champion Trinity College 8-7 in overtime.
Farrell is a 2008 graduate of Cornell University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in applied economics and management. She immediately went into coaching, serving as an assistant at Division I American University for the 2009 season. She was then an assistant for the 2010 Ivy League runners-up at Dartmouth College.
Farrell became the sixth head coach of Jumbo Women's Lacrosse since the program was founded in 1975. Originally from Fayetteville, New York, Farrell is a 2004 graduate of Fayetteville-Manlius High School.
Former US National Team member Erica LaGrow was announced as Yale’s Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women’s Lacrosse on July 1, 2015. Her first season in New Haven saw the Bulldogs make a number of strides. They were in contention for a spot in the Ivy League Tournament until the final game, and they saw year-to-year improvements in their shooting percentage, free position shooting percentage, draw controls, clears and save percentage. The team had two All-Ivy League honorees.
Prior to joining the Bulldogs, LaGrow spent seven years as an assistant coach at Florida. She helped the Gators make five straight NCAA Tournament appearances, win five regular season conference championships and win three conference tournament championships. She also has a gold medal from the Women’s World Cup during her time playing with the National Team.
At Florida LaGrow worked under former Yale head coach Amanda O’Leary, a US Lacrosse Hall of Fame member who has earned a pair of national coach of the year honors. LaGrow was the Gators’ offensive coordinator and helped the team lead the nation in goals with 326 this past season -- the fourth straight season the Gators have scored at least 310 goals and finished in the top five nationally in scoring offense. In each of those seasons Florida’s attack has been remarkably balanced, featuring at least six different players with 20 or more goals and 35 or more points.
LaGrow graduated with honors from North Carolina in 2008, earning a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science. She was a part of four straight NCAA quarterfinal appearances for the Tar Heels. In her senior season she scored 24 goals, was named second team All-South Region for the second time and was named first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference. A four-year starter at midfield, she was on the conference honor roll every year. She also earned All-ACC Academic honors twice, and received the University of North Carolina Athletics Director’s Scholar-Athlete Award for excellence in academics and athletics.
LaGrow is a native of Skaneateles, N.Y., and attended Christian Brothers Academy. Since 2004 she has been coaching at various levels, including four summers as a volunteer coach at the Star-Riders Lacrosse Club in Central New York. She also provided a five day multi-sport camp for school age children in rural Honduras in 2010, and has been an active member of the Big Brother Big Sister program since 2005.