The New England Top 150 Lacrosse Camp provides student/athletes, who want to improve their game, play against strong competition and showcase their talents in front of many of the nations top academic colleges for 23 years. Portsmouth Abbey School offers a great venue for camp with 5 fields (1 turf), dormitories and dining hall in close proximity. College coaches will see each field during every session providing campers with a great opportunity to be seen. The camp offers the right combination of instruction (college level drills) and an opportunity to showcase your talent and meet the college coaches from many of the nation's top colleges.
Watch our video from 2016 camp.
2018 Session Dates: July 11-13
Camp for experienced players grades 9-12
Dorms, Dining Hall and fields all centrally located on a great prep school campus
Find the right fit at the college level
Meet college coaches
Small environment enables you to meet and talk with college coaches
Fly in to Providence or Boston
College Coaches on every field
All Fields centrally located –College Coaches on every field
Improve Your Game
You will leave the camp a better player than when you entered.
A camp for experienced players who aspire to improve their game and play at the next level
Players from 36 states
Experienced coaches who teach skills and tactic that will improve your game and get you ready for the next level.
How to join camp July 11-13, 2018
We have a simple but thorough process to make sure we keep an equilibrium of excellent talent on the field.
Player Invitation request
For players looking to apply for a invitation to the camp. Please fill out the form online at the below link.
In an effort to make your referrals faster and easier, we now allow you to submit a Coach's Referral Form. Each Varsity underclassman submitted will be invited to the New England Top 150 Lacrosse Camp. This camp will provide players the opportunity for great competition and the opportunity to meet many outstanding college coaches. Please submit your players as soon as possible because camp fills up early.
Portsmouth Abbey Head Boys' Varsity Lacrosse Coach Al Brown recently earned his 400th career win, on April 6, 2016. Brown, who is also the athletics director and head football coach at the Abbey, came into the 2016 season needing only two wins to put him over the 400-mark.
Brown's career coaching lacrosse began in 1978 at Rutgers Prep. From there, he helmed the programs at Northfield Mt. Hermon, Vermont Academy, Alfred University and Bates College before joining Portsmouth Abbey in 2001. With the team's two recent wins, Brown's record at the Abbey stands at 168-66. Since 2001, he has led the Ravens to one SENE championship and seven Eastern Independent League (EIL) championships, and he has been recognized as EIL Coach of the Year twice. He was also named US Lacrosse Coach of the Year, Eastern New England Region, in 2010 and 2013.
While at Alfred University, Brown competed in the NCAA Division III championship tournament four times and the ECAC championships twice, winning the ECAC Upstate title in 1995. He was named NCAA D-III Coach of the Year in 1990 following a record-breaking 15-2 season. In October of 2008, Al was inducted into the Alfred University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Brown is a 1975 graduate of C.W. Post College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. He played lacrosse all four years at C.W. Post, earning All-American honors as a defenseman in 1973 and 1974.
Bill Ucci founded the original New England Lacrosse Camp with Al Brown in 1983. Then the two went on to found the current NELC Top 150 in 1993. Bill played four years of college lacrosse at CW Post. He served as Head Lacrosse coach at Mamaroneck High School 1978-1989 and at Horace Greely High School from 1990-1997. During that time his teams won four league titles and were Section 1 finalists five times. Bill went on to establish youth programs at both Mamaroneck and Horace Greely. Bill was selected League Coach of the Year in 1983, 1985, and 1987. He was also named Hudson Valley Coach of the Year in 1987 and Hudson Valley Lacrosse Man of the Year in 1996.
Peter Lasagna has been our Field Director for the New England Top 150 camp since 2006. A highly respected teacher and mentor, Lasagna has served as the Head Coach at Bates College since the 2000-2001 season. He has been recognized as the NESCAC Coach of the Year in 2005, 2013 and 2015. Prior to moving to Bates, Lasagna coached at Brown University for ten years as an Assistant and the last eight years as Head Coach. He guided Brown to their first NCAA Final Four and was named the national DI Coach of the Year in 1994. Lasagna has been inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame in New England and Rochester, NY.
Jack Sandler Leadership Foundation
Jack was a part of the New England Top 150 camp since 1997 when he attended and was recruited by coach Brown to attend Bates College. Jack was with us for 18 years and was a cherished core staff member and one of the most influential, brightest young professionals in the sport. Jack molded young men and achieved great success as an Assistant Coach at Bates, Dickinson and as Head Coach at Skidmore and Colby. Jack's family has set up a foundation The Jack Sandler Leadership Foundation, which offers a camp scholarship for players from less advantaged backgrounds who would like to attend an elite summer lacrosse camp. For details and information on this scholarship please go to: jacksandler.org
In the past 23 years we have had the best coaches represented from the schools listed here. Not all have been every year but over the years each school has been represented.