Drew University Field Hockey Camp

Drew University

Madison, NJ 07940


Overview

Join us at Drew University to train with top field hockey players in your area and prepare for preseason the best way you can. Our camp provides a comprehensive curriculum of individual skill, small game play, and full 11v11 sided games to get prepared for the Fall season!


About Our Coaches

Jenny Tafro

Jennifer Tafro spent 5 seasons as the Head Field Hockey Coach at Ramapo College.

The 2020-2021 Roadrunners advanced to the NJAC Tournament Championship for the first time in program history earning NJAC Runner-Up. Victoria Docherty earned NJAC First Team All-Conference while Mariah Tovar, Maggie Farrell, Emily Ricciardi and Samantha Stolker were all named NJAC Honorable Mention All-Conference.

Senior Samantha Stolker, sophomores Lucy MacKenzie and Tori Waschek and freshman Eden Brojakowski have all been named NFHCA Scholar of Distinction for the 2020 Fall semester. 19 team members earned NFHCA National Academic Squad; Eden Brojakowski, Erin Callery*, Sam Conrad, Victoria Ewanis*, Colleen Farrell, Maggie Farrell, Kristen Gallo, Emily Glutz, Gabbi Gomez, Chloe Heller, Talitha Joustra, Lucy MacKenzie, Clare Nugent, Angela Oskierko, Kelli Ratkoski, Emily Ricciardi, Samantha Stolker*, Tori Waschek, Macie Werynski.

Following the 2019 season, Lucy MacKenzie, Clare Nugent, Samantha Stolker and Tori Waschek all earned Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III Scholars of Distinction. 13 Roadrunners were named to the Zag/NFHCA Division III National Academic team: Erin Callery, Victoria Ewanis, Emily Glutz, Talitha Joustra, Autumn Laird, Lucy MacKenzie, Clare Nugent, Angela Oskierko, Kelli Ratkoski, Emily Ricciardi, Samantha Stolker, Tori Waschek and Macie Werynski. The 2019 squad was also awarded the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Team Award for earning a 3.0 GPA or better in the classroom. On the field, Victoria Ewanis was named NJAC First Team All-Conference. The Roadrunners posted a 6-12 overall record.

The 2018 Roadrunners recorded a 5-12 overall record (4-5 at home). Melissa Choka earned NJAC Honorable Mention All-Conference honors while the squad was named one of the 2018 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Team Award. This award is given to programs with a 3.0 GPA or better in the academic year. 13 Roadrunners were named to the Zag/NFHCA Division III National Academic team: Tracy Barhorst, Jessica Cacoso, Erin Callery, Melissa Choka, Melissa Doran, Victoria Ewanis, Stacey Faria, Autumn Laird, Angela Oskierko, Kelli Ratkoski, Samantha Stolker, Mariah Tovar and Claudia Wetzel were all named to the squad. Choka and Faria have the distinction of earning National Academic squad recognition all four years of their collegiate career. Choka, Doran, Stolker and Wetzel also earned 2018 Zag/NFHCA Division III Scholar of Distinction. These Roadrunners earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 of better.

Taking over a program who recorded just two wins during the 2016 season, Tafro helped lead the Roadrunners to a 7-10 overall record (6-3 at home) in 2017 including two wins in the New Jersey Athletic Conference regular season. Three Roadrunners earned NJAC All-Conference honors. Emily Wisneski earned NJAC First Team All-Conference for the third straight season while Gianna Mouskourie and Melissa Choka earned NJAC Honorable Mention All-Conference.

The Roadrunners excel academically in the classroom as 13 student-athletes were named to the 2017 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad. Four Roadrunners, Melissa Choka, Samantha Stolker, Claudia Wetzel and Wisneski, were named as a 2017 NFHCA Division III Scholar of Distinction. These four earned a GPA of 3.90 or higher during the Fall 2017 semester. Wisneski was also honored as Ramapo College's Woman of the Year at the 26th Annual New Jersey Woman of the Year Luncheon in conjunction with the National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

Tafro is a former All-American from Montclair State University. She joins the Ramapo College staff after serving as the first assistant coach at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN for the 2016 season. Tafro helped lead the Lynx to the NCAA Tournament and their fourth Southern Athletic Association Championship in the last five seasons.

Prior to coaching at Rhodes, Tafro was the graduate assistant coach at Frostburg State University where she developed and administrated drills for the Bobcats as well as playing a major role in the team's strategy and philosophy. Frostburg was second in the Capital Athletic Conference in saves while in her first season with the Bobcats; they led the CAC in saves and finished fourth in defensive saves. Tafro also served as an assistant coach at the Quik Stik Elite Field Hockey Club working specifically in introducing skills, creating drills and managing travel for the team.

Tafro was a standout student-athlete at Montclair State University where she was a two time All-American. She holds numerous Red Hawk records and is the second all-time career points leader in MSU history, along with the single season points leader during 2012 and 2013 seasons. She was named NJAC Midfielder of the Year following the 2013 season while the Red Hawks captured the conference crown in 2012 and 2013. Tafro earned four NJAC First Team All-Conference honors while she was named NFHCA South Atlantic First Team All-Region following the 2012 and 2013 seasons.


Camp Details

Check in/out: Overnight and Extended Day Campers check in at 12pm and the final session will end at 12pm where extended day campers can be picked up directly at the field and overnight campers will check out at the dorms. 

Check in location: TBD

Age & Ability: Camp is open to ages 10-18 of all ability levels.

Meals Provided: Overnight campers- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; Extended Day Campers- Lunch and Dinner

Equipment Needed: All campers need to bring their own stick, shin guards, mouth guard, and all goalkeeping equipment if applicable. A reversible pinny will be provided for campers to wear throughout camp. 

Sample Camp Schedule: 

1st Day
12:00pm - Registration for Overnight and Extended Day Campers
1:00pm-2:00pm Orientation
2:00pm-4:30pm - Afternoon Field Hockey Session
4:30pm-5:00pm - Free Time
5:00pm-5:45pm - Dinner
6:00pm-8:30pm - Night Field Hockey Session

2nd and 3rd Days
8:45am - Commuter Drop Off at Fields
9:00am-11:30am - Morning Field Hockey Session
11:30am-12:30pm - Lunch
12:30pm-1:30pm - Free Time
1:30pm-4:00pm - Afternoon Field Hockey Session
4:00pm-5:00pm - Free Time
5:00pm-5:45pm - Dinner
6:00pm-8:30pm - Night Field Hockey Session

4th Day
8:45am - Commuter Drop Off
9:00am - 11:30am - Morning Field Hockey Session
11:30pm - Closing Ceremonies
12:00pm- Check Out

*Please note this is not the final camp schedule*


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