Queen Anne's County Field Hockey Camp

White Marsh Park

Centreville, MD 21617


Overview

The young women of Queen Anne's County thrive from the growing interest in one of the greatest women's sports - Field Hockey! With almost 300 participants in the recreational fall league; QA community is recognized as a national leader in youth feeder programs.

This 4-day training camp is designed for ages 8-15. It will cover all the basic and advanced field hockey training to help you score more goals, defend leads and win games.

The 1-day high school clinic is for 15 - 18 year olds. We aim to run some high intensity college drills - plucked right out of the Bates & Salisbury pre-season practices. You will receive lots of touches on the ball, immediate feedback from the college coaches and get to play some full field and small games so we can assess your goals for the season ahead.

Join our collegiate staff of coaches and players for fun and field hockey this summer!


About Our Coaches

Alix Barrale

Alix Barrale ’93 begins her 18th season as the head coach of the Williams’ field hockey program in 2017, having successfully led the Ephs to the NCAA Tournament seven times.

In that span, Williams has compiled a 165-107 mark (.607) and appeared in the championship game of the NESCAC six times, winning three NESCAC titles (2001, 2002, 2004).

Barrale’s Eph teams have a 16-8 (.667) record in NESCAC Tournament play and a 5-7 mark in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the Elite 8 round twice.

Barrale was named the NESCAC Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2004 and the NFHCA New England Region’s Coach of the Year in 2002. In addition, the Ephs have won four Little 3 titles in that span and shared another.

Barrale has coached 17 All-Americans at Williams.

Prior to returning to Williams, Barrale served as the head field hockey coach and head women's lacrosse coach at Denison University. In her last two years Barrale guided Denison to a 30-10 mark with a record of 16-4 in her final season, (12-0 in North Coast Athletic Conference play). Barrale's Denison teams were 20-2 in NCAC play her final two years

Barrale played field hockey and lacrosse at Williams under her current assistant coach, Chris Mason. Barrale was the all-time leader in points for the Ephs at the time of her graduation, earned All-American honors and was invited to the U.S. Olympic "A" Training Camp.

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Gillian McDonald

Gillian McDonald as its first head coach of the Gators' new field hockey program. McDonald will coach her first game for Sage in the fall of 2018 when the team competes as a member of the Empire 8. McDonald arrives at Sage having spent the last 12 years as the head field hockey coach at Hamilton College.

This past fall her team went 12-5 with an impressive 7-3 record in the highly competitive New England Small Colleges Athletic Conference (NESCAC), where the team advanced to the semifinals of the league's tournament before falling to No. 4 nationally ranked Middlebury College.

Gillian McDonald said of her selection, "I want to thank Dani Drews and the search committee for giving me the opportunity to bring field hockey back to The Sage Colleges." She added, "I am looking forward to building my own program and putting my own mark on this team. I am so grateful to Hamilton College and the Athletic Department for their support and mentorship during my formative coaching ears."



Director of Athletics Dani Drews made the official announcement noting, "We could not have found a better person or coach to lead our new program." Drews continued, "Gillian brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to Sage.  We are so excited about the program that Gillian will be able to build and the impact it will have on the Sage community."

Earlier this spring The Sage Colleges announced that it will be adding two new varsity teams to its athletics program.   Endorsed by President Susan Scrimshaw and Sage's Board of Trustees, the Gators will compete in field hockey and men's lacrosse beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year.  The new teams elevate the total number of Sage's varsity offerings to 17.

McDonald led the 2016 Hamilton team to their fourth NESCAC Championship appearance in their six years in the conference, the Continentals were the third seed for the NESCAC Championship, which was a program high. She was rewarded for her efforts as she was named the 2016 NESCAC Field Hockey Coach of the Year as chosen by her peers. The 2016 team achieved the school's highest national ranking, rising to 11th in the NFHCA poll.

McDonald, who won 77 games as the Continentals' coach, earned post-season recognition from the Liberty League in 2009 when Hamilton's staff shared the award for Coaching Staff of the Year. She also had four players honored as NFHCA All-Americans, including the program's first two-time All-American, Eva Rosencrans.

The 2016 Hamilton College field hockey team was also honored with a selection to the NFHCA National All-Academic Team, marking the 11th straight year under her direction the Continentals were commended. The program recognizes those institutions that achieved a team GPA of 3.0 or higher during the first semester of the academic year.

Prior to Hamilton, McDonald was an assistant coach at the University of Rochester in 2004 and coached at the North American Hockey Academy during the 2005-06 academic year.

McDonald lettered in both field hockey and ice hockey at Bowdoin College. She was a first team All-America goalkeeper for field hockey as a senior and collected all-region honors twice. A four-time First-Team NESCAC All-Conference selection, McDonald helped lead the Polar Bears to the conference title in 2000.  McDonald was given Bowdoin's Sidney J. Watson Award after her senior year in 2004 for distinguishing herself by her athletic performance and leadership of more than one team. She is still ranked in the NCAA Division III top 30 in career shutouts, goals against average, and wins.

The Hudson, Quebec native received her bachelor's degree in 2004 and earned her master's from SUNY Cortland. She attended the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass.
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Camp Details

Camp Check in/out: All Campers check in daily at 8:30am. Check out daily at 12pm.

Age & Ability: Day camp is open to ages 8-15 of all ability levels.

Meals Provided: Campers are to bring their own snacks.

Clinic Check-in: All Campers check in at 2:00pm

Age & Ability: Clinic is open to ages 15 - 18, playing experience required.

Meals Provided: Campers are to bring their own snacks.


Reviews (1)

Field Hockey Camps - Field Hockey Review Sylvia F. - Mother

My daughter loved going to camp this summer and she cannot wait to go back next year. Excellent job Revolution Field Hockey!

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