Jen Nardi, the founder of CatLax Vermont Girls Lacrosse Club and a former assistant coach at the University of Vermont and the University of Massachusetts, is the head coach of the Smith College Pioneers.
Nardi has experience at all levels of lacrosse, starting with her career as a goalie for the UMass Minutewomen, where she captained the team and was a member of the Atlantic-10 Conference tournament champions in 2000. A four year netminder for the Minutewomen, Nardi finished No. 1 statistically in the NCAA in goals against average in 2000, and in save percentage in 1999 and 2000.
Following her graduation in 2001 with a degree in Business Management, she spent a year as the head coach of Grant High School in Portland, Ore., where she took a team from ninth place the previous year to a second place league finish. She then made a return to the college game, with stints as an assistant at St. Mary's College, the University of California, UMass, and Long Island University, before being named as interim head coach at Colby-Sawyer College for the 2007 season. In her one season with the Chargers, the team advanced to the semi-finals of The Commonwealth Coast Conference tournament for the second time in program history, and guided four players to All-TCCC Honors.
Smith College is located in the quintessential New England town of Northampton, Massachusetts, just an 45 minutes from Hartford, CT and 2 hours from Boston. Campers will enjoy the brand new state of the art FieldTurf Stadium and pristine amenities on Smith's campus.
Campus was great and the coaches were excellent. I met some new friends and we had such a good time.
The coaches and staff were amazing. My daughter said she learned more during this week than she did on her team last season. Thank you GameBreaker!
I wanted to let you all know that I was very impressed with the caliber of your staff. The level of instruction was excellent and their focus on teamwork and sportsmanship is something that we value greatly. I will highly recommend your camp.