Boys Lacrosse Camp
2020 Session Dates:
Session #1: July 6-10, 2020
Session #2: July 27-31, 2020
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Age: Rising Kindergarten-9th Grade
Location: Baseball Field (Field #6)
Program Description: Coach Kapatos, who lead his Ravenscroft team to the 2016 NCISAA Div. 1 State Championship, and his staff create an environment where campers will associate fun and enjoyment with the game of lacrosse. Instruction will focus on core fundamental skills and a progression of learning. Individual and team concepts will be emphasized through drill and adapted game situations.
What to Bring: Full lacrosse equipment (helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves and stick) is required for this camp and campers should bring a water bottle. All campers will receive a reversible jersey.
Instructors: Sandy Kapatos, since his first game as Ravenscroft head coach in 2008, Kapatos has gone 100-64 in his 10 years at Ravenscroft and twice was named the U.S. Lacrosse Boys Coach of the Year for North Carolina private schools (2012, 2016). During this time, Kapatos has coached numerous All-Conference players, five Conference Players of the Year and 11 NCISAA All-State honorees. Kapatos coached the Ravens to five consecutive TISAC titles, as well as seven consecutive NCISAA State Tournament appearances, three appearances in the championship game and one NCISAA Division I state championship in 2016. Before coaching at Ravenscroft, Kapatos was the head coach of men's lacrosse at Adelphi University, a Division II private institution in Garden City, New York, accumulating a record of 115-58 in his 13 years as head coach of the Panthers. While at Adelphi, Kapatos guided the Panthers to four national championships in six appearances in 1995, 1998, 1999 and 2001. In 2001, Kapatos was named the NCAA Division II Coach of the Year, and was named NYCAC (now ECC) Coach of the Year in 1997, 1999 and 2001. In 2008, Kapatos was named to the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Adelphi University Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2014. Kapatos was an All-American goalkeeper for Levittown Division High School and was a two-time All-American at Nassau Community College. Kapatos also played goalkeeper at the University of Maryland, where he won an ACC title and backstopped the Terrapins to a semifinal appearance in the 1977 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship. During the day, Sandy serves the Ravenscroft community as The Director of Auxiliary Programs, he provides general strategic and management oversight in areas such as summer programs, after school programs and facilities utilization.
Dan Ressner is a 1999 graduate of Ravenscroft. He returned to the school in the fall of 2005 as a coach for boys soccer and lacrosse, and has served at the Middle School, JV and Varsity levels for both sports. He is currently the Head Coach of the JV Boys Soccer team and an Assistant Coach for both the Varsity Boys Soccer and Lacrosse teams. Since his return, the lacrosse program has experienced a new and sustained level of success. Dan coached the 2016 NCISAA Div. 1 State Championship team, as well as, two NCISAA finalists in 2012 and 2015. The Ravens have also won 6 consecutive TISAC Boys Lacrosse Championships (2012-17), had five TISAC Players of the Year and 11 NCISAA All-State Honorees. On the soccer field, the Ravens have won multiple TISAC titles, and the Ravenscroft Invitational three times (2013, 2015, 2018) during his tenure. Dan earned his B.A Government/Public Policy from Franklin & Marshall College (2003), where he played for the men’s soccer team for two seasons. He completed his M.A. in International Studies at N.C. State University with a focus in International Politics (2010). Prior to his return to Ravenscroft, he was employed by the International Affairs Council of North Carolina. In addition to his work with the Varsity program at Ravenscroft, Coach Ressner has extensive experience teaching the sport of lacrosse to all ages.