Fairfield County, Connecticut 2022 Softball Summer Camp at SHU

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT


Overview

Campers will get to play at Sacred Heart University on the beautiful Fairfield, CT campus. Sacred Heart just completed a new renovation for a turf infield and is now one of the premier softball facilities in the northeast. Join us this summer for the best softball camp in New England!

Camp is open for all abilities and ages 8-16.

*Overnight camp is back and girls must be entering 6th grade or older to stay in the dorms*

Covid-19 Policy- Vaccine not required. We ask that everyone who attends camp, to not have had any covid-19 symptoms in the last 5 days, and bring in their health form filled out (does need to be signed by a doctor- can attach most recent physical to our form), covid-19 policy waiver and the health monitoring form with you to check in (if you haven't uploaded any of them to your online account).


About Our Coaches

Ray Mencio

Ray Mencio is the Director of Club Sports and Recreation at Sacred Heart University. Mencio founded the club sports program at SHU in 2008 adopting 4 recreational teams of 175 students and growing the program to nearly 40 teams and 1,100 students as of 2022. During that time Mencio has been the Head Coach for the men’s club basketball, women’s club basketball and club softball teams. As the men’s and women’s basketball coach, Mencio guided the teams to multiple NIRSA Regional tournaments along with competing against various community colleges, prep schools, and junior colleges.

In 2010, Mencio assumed the role of Head Coach of the Club Softball team and has led the team to 8 regional appearances, 5 division titles and 3 NCSA World Series appearances. During that time, the Sacred Heart club softball team has become nationally recognized and been consistently ranked as one of the top 20 programs in the country and reaching their highest ranking of 4th overall in 2018. Additionally, the program has seen 16 players awarded on All American teams since the inception of the
award in 2017.

In the fall of 2021, Mencio added a second club softball program making SHU the first and only team in the country to have two competitive club softball teams. Mencio has amassed over 150 wins as the Head Coach with a .654 winning percentage.

Heather Stone

Heather is in her 12th season as head coach of The Colonials.

Stone, a 1994 Western graduate and 2001 inductee into the WCSU Athletics Hall of Fame, had been the Head Softball Coach at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point) 2000 until August of 2006.

Stone, Kings Point's winningest coach in the team's 12-year history, compiled a record of 110-121-1 in six seasons at the helm. She guided the team to back-to-back Skyline Conference Tournament titles and its only two NCAA Championship berths in 2003 and 2004. Her teams won 23-plus games in '03 and '04, including a program-record 28 wins in 2004.

A two-time Skyline Conference Coach of the Year, she was also named the 2004 U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Coach of the Year. In 2005, USMMA bestowed its first Power of Inspiration Coaching Award on the New Hampshire native. Stone was also the Head Volleyball Coach at Kings Point for two seasons. During her brief tenure, the Mariners twice finished runners-up to the Skyline Conference Championship and totaled a combined record of 33-25.

Prior to arriving at USMMA, Stone was the assistant softball coach at BYU-Hawaii. She also served as an assistant coach for three seasons at Christopher Newport, and for one season at Western following graduation.

Last season, Western went 28-14 overall and were 9-5 in the Little East Conference. After finishing in third place in the LEC Tournament, Western received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament (its 10th appearance overall), falling in the first round at Ithaca College. The 2011 season was the 18th straight season of 20 or more wins for the program.

In her first five seasons with the Colonials, Stone compiled an overall record of 134-79, and 45-25 in Little East Conference play. During the 2008 season, Stone's Western team finished with 31 wins on the season. In 2007, Western finished with a record of 28-13 (10-4 in the Little East Conference), finished in second place at the Little East Conference tournament, and captured the ECAC Division III New England Championship, the second in program history.

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Camp Details

Monday-Thursday:

Overnight: Check in on the first day will be from 8:00am-9:00am at the dorm TBA. Pick up will be held at 4pm on Thursday at the softball field. *Girls must be entering 6th grade or older to stay in the dorms*

Monday: 9am-8pm (3 softball sessions, all meals included)
Tuesday: 9am-8pm (3 softball sessions, all meals included)
Wednesday: 9am-8pm (3 softball sessions, all meals included)
Thursday: 9am-4pm (2 softball sessions, breakfast & lunch included)

Extended Day: Check in on the first day will be from 8:30am-9:00am at the softball field. For the rest of the week, campers should be dropped off at 9am each day and picked up at 8:00pm besides Thursday at 4pm.

Monday: 9am-8pm (3 softball sessions, lunch & dinner included)
Tuesday: 9am-8pm (3 softball sessions, lunch & dinner included)
Wednesday: 9am-8pm (3 softball sessions, lunch & dinner included)
Thursday: 9am-4pm (2 softball sessions, lunch included)

Day: Check in on the first day will be from 8:30am-9:00am at the softball field. For the rest of the week, campers should be dropped off at 9am each day and picked up at 4:00pm.

Monday: 9am-4pm (2 softball sessions, lunch included)
Tuesday: 9am-4pm (2 softball sessions, lunch included)
Wednesday: 9am-4pm (2 softball sessions, lunch included)
Thursday: 9am-4pm (2 softball sessions, lunch included)

Covid-19 Policy- Vaccine NOT required. We ask that everyone who attends camp, to not have had any covid-19 symptoms in the last 5 days, and bring in their health form filled out (does need to be signed by a doctor- can attach most recent physical to our form), covid-19 policy waiver and the health monitoring form with you to check in (if you haven't uploaded any of them to your online account).

*number of sessions and typical drills/schedule for the day depends on staff/director of camp.


Reviews (4)

Softball Camps Reviews Jen W. - Camper

I just wanted to thank the staff at Sacred Heart University for a great week of Softball. My batting has greatly improved and I feel so much better prepared for the fall tournaments I have coming up.

Softball Camps Reviews Rachel T. - Camper

I had the best time at camp this summer. The coaches were very easy to approach about spending some extra time working on hitting drills with me. Thanks so much Revolution Softball!

Softball Camps Reviews Randy P. - Dad

The facilities at Sacred Heart University were great. The field conditions were top-notch and it really inspired my daughter to want to play softball in college. Thanks for being extra motivation for her.

Softball Camps Reviews Kevin C. - Parent

The SHU camp was wonderful my daughter had a great time and learned so much! I was wondering if there are other softball camps/clinics during the year (fall/winter/spring)?

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