BERLIN- Local girls’ lacrosse enthusiasts and those looking to get introduced to the game will have a great opportunity next week when the University of Richmond women’s team hosts a series of camps at Worcester Prep in Berlin.
The University of Richmond womens’ lacrosse team this year won their third straight Atlantic 10 Conference tournament championship, beating George Washington, 15-7, in the finals, and earned a berth in the NCAA Division I tournament.
The Richmond team, led by A-10 Coach of the Year Sue Murphy, as well as 2005 Worcester Prep graduate and former lacrosse standout Sarah Townsend, will host a Premiere Lacrosse Camp at the Berlin school next Monday through Wednesday for advanced players already involved in the sport and beginners hoping to learn the game and get involved in one of the fastest growing sports in the area.
For girls entering grades 6-12, the Richmond camp will be held from Monday, June 18 to Wednesday, June 20 from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day. Members of the Richmond coaching staff and several players from the championship team will be on hand to coach the older girls. The cost of the three-day camp for the older girls is $160.
For younger girls entering grades 3-5, the Richmond players and coaches will host a one-day camp on Monday, June 18, from 6-8 p.m. This camp will focus on skills and drills for younger players just starting out in lacrosse. The cost for the one-day youth camp is $25.
The camps are being used as a fundraiser for the program to help offset travel costs. Each participant will receive a camp T-shirt. The team is also sponsored by Brine, so there will also be plenty of Brine giveaways. Interested players are encouraged to register for the camps online at eteamz.active.com/suemurphypremierelacrosse, or by calling Coach Sue Murphy at (804) 349-3346