Our Tuesday, June 25th Triple Threat Academy session has been cancelled due to inclement weather. We have decided to reschedule the session to Friday, July 12th. The rescheduled date will be a speed training session with Triple Threat partner Carrington Beckford of OverDrive Elite Performance at Bobby Valentine's Sports Academy (4 Largo Drive, Stamford, Conn., 06907). The sessions will run from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Please see below for your athlete's scheduled time:
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Halley Griggs & Ciara Thurlow
The 2019 Triple Threat Academy will head to Greens Farms Academy in Westport, Conn., in year one. The three-week academy embodies Triple Threat's three tenants: (1) skill/ IQ enhancement, (2) character & leadership development, and (3) mental & physical wellness.
Ciara Thurlow and Halley Quillinan Griggs will lead the three-week camp, which will be broken into three groups based on the student-athlete's High School graduating year: Group I (Grad. Years 2026 & 2027), Group II (Grad. Years 2024 & 2025) and Group III (Grad. Years 2020-2023).
Throughout the 12-day intensive camp, Triple Threat Academy athletes will be addressed by keynote speakers and receive instruction from some of the best in the sport currently competing and coaching in the college, professional and international ranks. Each day will feature a different theme, speaker and/or coach.
CONFIRMED COACHES & SPEAKERS:
MEGAN DOUTY A 2015 University of Maryland graduate, Douty helped guide the Terps to a pair of national titles throughout her career in College Park. A two-time first-team All-American, she was a 2014 finalist for the Tewaaraton Award in addition to being named the NCAA National Defender of the Year that spring, as well. She was also honored as a two-time conference Defender of the Year (ACC, 2014; Big Ten, 2015). Douty has been a member of the U.S. Team since 2014, and helped lead Team USA to a gold medal at the 2017 World Cup and World Games.
KATE GUNTS Kate Gunts is currently in her third year as an Assistant Coach for the University of New Hampshire. Gunts was a four-year letter winner at UNH who graduated in 2012. The native of Wilton, Conn. compiled a 20-9 career record in 42 career games (28 starts). As a freshman in 2009, Gunts ranked fourth in the nation with an 8.18 goals-against average. Prior to returning to her alma mater, Gunts was an assistant coach at Ohio Wesleyan University for two seasons. Gunts has also served as head goalkeepers coach with the Revolution Lacrosse Club (Westchester, N.Y.) before beginning her collegiate coaching career. After graduating from UNH, Gunts spent two years as a production assistant with NBC Sports, where she worked on Sunday Night Football as well as both the Summer Olympics in London and Rio and Winter Olympics in Sochi.
LIZ HOGAN Hogan is the Triple Threat Academy's Goalie Director, and will be onsite from July 8th through July 11th working primarily with all goalies in attendance in addition to providing curriculum throughout the three-week academy. A 2011 graduate from Syracuse University, Hogan is a former NCAA National Goalie of the Year, first-team All-American, four-time All-BIG EAST selection and two-time NCAA semifinalist. She is the program's all-time leader in saves (660) and groundballs (181), and served as the team's captain for two years. Hogan is currently a member of Team USA, a Team STX-sponsored athlete and a member of the UWLX's Boston Storm. A former collegiate assistant coach at Stanford University, Virginia Tech and Colgate, Hogan is now coaching at Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton, Calif.
KRISTEN KJELLMAN MARSHALL Kristen Kjellman Marshall is Managing Partner at velocityHUB and the Executive Director of Velocity’s Victory Academy. Kristen serves as a consultant and leadership coach for many of the top colleges, athletic programs and independent schools in the country. Kristen and her team deliver leadership training focused around teamwork, productivity and personal & professional development. She is directly responsible for business development, content creation, client training delivery and marketing activations, all centered on Velocity’s Sports & Education business. Kristen is a speaker, author, coach and athlete. She received her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, where she starred for the Wildcats. She led Northwestern to three National Championships and was named a four-time All-America and two-time National Player of the Year. Kristen also captured a gold medal as a member of the US National Team in 2009 and was named to the all-world team. Kristen was a 3-time finalist for Sportswomen of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation, an award given to the top world-wide female athlete. She currently sits on the US Lacrosse Foundation Board of Directors and enjoys impacting and inspiring the emerging generation.
CASEY PEARSALL Casey Pearsall is currently in her first year as an Assistant Coach for the University of Vermont. A 2017 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Casey finished her career as a three time All-American and two time All-ACC midfielder for the Irish. As a senior, Casey became the second all-time leader in career draw controls and was named to the Tewaaraton Watchlist. Since graduation, Casey has continued her lacrosse career playing professionally where she will play this summer for the New England Command in the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League.
KATIE ROWAN Rowan currently serves as the Head Coach at the University of Albany, and will lead the Great Danes in her inaugural season this spring after leading Wagner to a pair of NEC Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances through three seasons. Previously, she spent time as an assistant coach at Syracuse University and UAlbany. A three-time first-time All-American at Syracuse University, Rowan was also a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award in 2008. A former member of Team USA, she helped lift the U.S. National Team to a pair of gold medals in the 2009 and 2013 FIL World Cup. Rowan is currently the leading scorer in U.S. World Cup history. As a player and coach, she has appeared in the NCAA Tournament 11 of the past 12 years.
DANIELLE SPENCER On June 12, Spencer was named the head coach of Stanford University following a successful campaign with the Dartmouth Big Green in her third season, and has previously spent time as the assistant coach at both Northwestern, her alma mater, and at Stanford University. A two-time All-American at Northwestern, she helped guide the Wildcats to three straight national titles (2007-09) and graduated among the program's leaders in goals (193; 7th), points (238; 8th) and draw controls (203; 3rd). In 2018, Spencer debuted for the Upstate Pride in the WPLL and was tied for third in scoring, averaging 4.0 goals per game, and led the league with 8.0 draws per game. She was named to the league's inaugural All-Star Team.
KAREN SUTTON Dr. Sutton is a board certified sports medicine surgeon, and is an Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and Head Team Physician for United States Women's Lacrosse.
Dr. Sutton's passion for sports medicine stems from her years playing lacrosse at Duke University where she was Team Captain for three years, Regional All-American, Academic All-American, and led her team to the Final Four. As Head Team Physician of US Women's Lacrosse, Dr. Sutton is responsible for providing care for National Team athletes. She was elected to the Sports, Science and Safety Committee for United States Lacrosse where she advises the Board of US Lacrosse on injury prevention and management. She has also been working with Darien Lacrosse and Fairfield Ludlow Lacrosse in Connecticut. She also served as Team Physician for Yale University Athletics, Albertus Magnus College and the professional Women's Tennis Association (WTA). During her fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine, she assisted in the orthopedic care of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Bruins and the New England Revolution.
A national authority on sports injuries and prevention, Dr. Sutton began her academic career at Duke University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry, graduating with distinction. She earned her medical degree at University of Maryland. She completed her orthopedic surgery residency at Yale University School of Medicine followed by fellowships in sports medicine at Massachusetts GeneralHospital/Harvard School of Medicine and pediatric sports medicine at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine. She was an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Yale University.
KAYLA TREANOR Treanor currently serves as the Assistant Coach at two-time national finalist Boston College. A four-time first-team All-American at Syracuse University, Treanor is the school's first-ever three-time Tewaaraton finalist and finished her career ranked fourth on the NCAA Division I scoring list with 393 points and sixth in career goals with 260. She also set the NCAA Division I single-season draw controls record in 2016 with 217. A three-time ACC Offensive Player of the Year, she has been a member of the U.S. national team since 2014 and captured a gold medal with Team USA in the 2017 World Cup. Prior to becoming the assistant coach at Boston College, she served as an assistant at Harvard University. Treanor is currently a Nike-sponsored athlete and competes professionally in the WPLL.
Caylee Waters is a 2017 graduate of the University of North Carolina, where she was a national champion, two-time ACC Champion and two-time captain. She also collected All-America honors, was twice named the National Goalie of the Year and earned All-ACC honors all four years.
In 2018, Waters was the volunteer assistant coach for Stanford University, where she worked specifically with the goalies. Stanford finished the season as PAC-12 Champions.
Waters is currently a member of Team USA and was the No. 1 draft pick in the WPLL. She will play for the WPLL Fire this summer.
DEVON WILLS One of the sport's all-time greatest players, Wills is currently the women’s lacrosse coach at Harvard University. Wills arrived in Cambridge after a six-year coaching stint at USC, serving as associate head coach, where she worked specifically with the Trojan defense and goaltenders. She was a three-time All-American goalie at Dartmouth, leading the NCAA in goals-against average and helped the Big Green advance to the NCAA championship game in 2006.
Before her arrival, Wills was an assistant at Denver for two years (2010-11), a volunteer assistant in 2010 and a full-time assistant in 2011. Wills also served as an assistant for two years (2007-08) at her alma mater Dartmouth.
Widely regarded as one of the world's elite goalies, Wills was a goalie for the U.S. national team from 2007-17. She helped the U.S. win the 2009 FIL World Cup and was named the Player of the Match in the team's 8-7 victory over Australia in the championship game. Wills returned as a member of the U.S. squad in 2013 and 2017 that claimed record seventh and eighth world championship titles.
**In addition to current college coaches/professional and international team players, each group will be coached by current college players, as well. Be sure to stay tuned; additional coaches and speakers to be announced.**