Penn State Women's Lacrosse To Host Summer Camps
STATE COLLEGE, Pa., June 4, 2002 - The Penn State women's lacrosse team will hold their annual girls' lacrosse camps for three weeks in July. Three different sessions will offer student-athletes entering grades seven through 12 game experience, stick-work practices and tactical sessions for offensive and defensive strategies. The first session will be held from July 21-24, the second session from July 25-28 and the third session, which is an elite camp open to athletes with at least one year of varsity experience, will be held July 29-August 1.
Head Coach Suzanne Isidor and her assistants Tara Hohenshelt and Andrea Hanley will comprise the camp staff, along with top U.S. team members and Penn State varsity starters. All sessions guarantee a one coach to every 10 players, with the elite camp offering a one-to-five ratio.
The Penn State girls' lacrosse camp offers instruction in all facets of women's lacrosse, including sessions on academic athletic counseling, sport nutrition, sport psychology and strength training and conditioning. Specialized training for goalkeepers is provided during each of the three sessions. Campers should bring their own lacrosse sticks, helmets and goalie pads.
A $360 resident camper fee covers instruction, camp t-shirt, housing and all meals. The $320 commuter fee does not include housing. To enroll in the camp, a parent or guardian should complete the registration form and return it to the Penn State Sport Camps office at the Multi-Sport facility on the University Park campus. To obtain forms, please visit the Multi-Sport facility, call 814-865-0561 or visit http://SportCamps.outreach.psu.edu.
Penn State ended their 8-9 season ranked 15th in the IWLCA Coaches Poll and 17th by Warrior/Inside Lacrosse magazine. Twelve of the Lion's 17 opponents were ranked in the Top 20 in the final IWLCA poll, including every team in the top five (Princeton, Georgetown, North Carolina, Virginia and Loyola). Penn State was ranked as high as 10th after their 10-9 defeat of then-third-ranked Loyola on April 6 at Jeffrey Field.
The Lions finished second (4-2) in the first year of the American Lacrosse Conference, a lacrosse-only conference that consists of Davidson, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Ohio, Ohio State, Penn State and Vanderbilt. The Commodores finished with a 10-5 record and were a perfect 6-0 in conference play.