July 16-18, 2019 (overnight)
Middle School - Next Level Academy
This Academy is for 2023, 2024 and 2025 YOG athletes only. This is a pivotal time for a young player's development in the game of lacrosse. This overnight academy will give players a chance to learn and practice skills and techniques essential for their growth in the game of lacrosse. College coaches will be teaching at the Academy. This will be a great opportunity for players to get a chance to learn from coaches that teach the game at a high level.
Contact us for: Family & Team Discounts
This program is open to all and any entrants limited by age and number.
Here’s what we offer:
Incredible opportunity to be coached by College Coaches & Players
Skills and Technical Development
Athleticism, Strength, Fitness and Agility Development
Positive Energy, Spirit, Enthusiasm, Fun
A UMass curriculum founded on developing the athlete first
Games on UMass game field
Reside on a college campus
A safe environment
Ability to meet new friends
Making a difference in your daughter's life
9th Year at University of Massachusetts
2x Captain Northwestern University
5x Atlantic-10 Coach of the Year
6x Atlantic-10 Conference Champions
6 NCAA Tournament Appearances
5 All-Americans at UMass
UMass Coaching Staff
Angela McMahon has built the Minutewomen into one of the premier programs in the Atlantic 10 and in New England. During her tenure as head coach, McMahon has five-times been named the A-10 Coach of the Year after leading UMass to six Atlantic 10 Tournament Titles and six berths to the NCAA Tournament. McMahon's career started quickly with the Minutewomen as she posted the best record for any coach in NCAA history during their first three years with a program at 54-8 overall. With 17-or-more wins each year at UMass, McMahon sports an impressive 111-14 (.892) record leading the Minutewomen. The 111 wins during her six years at UMass makes the Minutewomen the second-most winningest NCAA program during that time span behind only Maryland. Her win total with the Minutewomen after the 2016 season also makes her the winningest coach in program history surpassing the legendary Hall of Fame coach Pam Hixon who originally set the program wins record (91) from 1979-1987.
She stands 130-42 (.733) overall as a head coach which includes her time at UMass, UConn, and Bentley.
Under her tutelage, UMass players have received high honors from the Atlantic 10 and the IWLCA. McMahon and the women's lacrosse program have produced six Offensive Players of the Year (Jackie Lyons; Katie Ferris - three times; Erika Eipp - twice), two Defensive Players of the Year (Katie Florence, Rachel Vallarelli, Kate Farnham), a Midfielder of the Year (Hannah Murphy - twice), a Rookie of the Year (Ferris) and a Student-Athlete of the Year (Riley Perry). All told, 47 players have earned All-Conference accolades, while 13 were presented All-Academic honors. Five players have earned All-America status (Ferris, Lyons, Kelsey McGovern, Eipp, Murphy), while 27 have been tabbed to the IWLCA All-Northeast Regional teams. On four occasions, UMass produced a program-high five All-Region First Team picks following the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 seasons.
When McMahon took over as head coach, it was not an unfamiliar program to her. She spent two years as an associate head coach for Alexis Venechanos in Amherst before moving on to be the head coach at Connecticut during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Much of the foundational work she put in during the 2007 and 2008 seasons at UMass with Venechanos helped pave the way for the Minutewomen's current success. The highlight of her time as associate head coach came in 2008 when UMass defeated top-ranked Richmond in overtime of the Atlantic 10 semifinals putting the Minutewomen in the league finals for the first time since 2003. That helped set the stage for UMass to win Atlantic 10 Championship titles in 2009 and 2010. The 2009 season saw the Minutewomen earn their first berth to the NCAA Tournament in 25 years.