ROCHESTER, NY – March 26, 2015 — The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is introducing a new type of camp for lacrosse players called Backyard Lacrosse, which will start June 29, 2015, on the Roberts Wesleyan College campus.
The program is an opportunity for players of all levels to hone their skills and make new friends in a fun, backyard atmosphere. Intentionally limited to 40 players per session, the program will be led by Joey Wilmot, who was named head coach of the Houghton men’s lacrosse program in May 2013.
Wilmot played four years of varsity lacrosse at Eastern University (Pa.), where he appeared in 63 games as a shortstick defensive midfielder and helped solidify a defense that ranked among the top 10 in NCAA D-III in team defense. During Wilmot’s senior campaign, Eastern won a conference championship and appeared in the NCAA D-III National Tournament for the first time in program history. Wilmot received MAC conference academic honors three times, attained the highest GPA on Eastern’s team his last three seasons, and graduated with honors.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of a program that is helping kids grow in their faith and as lacrosse players. It is my desire to promote a culture of service to God, and I look forward to developing the character of the players through competitive lacrosse this summer,” Wilmot said.
Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ – to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.
More information can be found at FCA.org.