The Lacrosse Master's annual Northeast Girls Prospect Camp is unlike any camp in the country. NINE 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.
The spring of 2016 was the 14th season for Bowdoin head coach Liz Grote, who is the winningest coach in Polar Bear women's lacrosse history.
Over the course of her tenure at Bowdoin, Grote has won over 66% of her games and led the Polar Bears to unprecedented heights. The Polar Bears have made two NESCAC Championship game appearances, qualified for five NCAA Division III Tournaments and - in 2011 - accumulated the most wins in school history (18), the program's first-ever trip to the NCAA "Final Four" and runner-up finish in the Division III Championship.
A native of Simsbury, Conn., Grote is a 1994 graduate of the University of Vermont and came to Bowdoin with an extensive background in college lacrosse. In addition to accumulating a school-best 32-18 record in three years at Wooster, Grote held assistant coaching jobs at Monmouth University (1995), Princeton University (1996) and the University of New Hampshire (1997-99).
Karen MacCrate Henning, who won national titles as a player and coach, is in her 10th season as head coach of the women's lacrosse team in the 2016-17 academic year.
In her first nine seasons Henning has led the Mules to seven NCAA tourney appearances, including four national quarterfinal berths. She helped the Mules win the program's first New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) title in 2008, then led the Mules to another league title in 2009. The Mules also made the NESCAC title game in the 2010 and 2011 seasons. She earned the New England Pilgrim Region and NESCAC Coach of the Year honors in her first year. Colby is 120-43 in Henning's nine seasons.
Henning has achieved success throughout her lacrosse career. She was an attacker for the University of Maryland, which won national titles in 1995 and 1996 and finished unbeaten in both seasons. Henning was an NCAA Division I First Team All-American in 1995 and 1996 and finished her career with 78 goals and 76 assists for 154 points. Maryland had a 61-3 record during Henning’s four seasons.
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.
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.
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.