Preparing Female Athletes for College Soccer

Midwest Elite Soccer Camp is a four day residential soccer experience held at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. It is for high school aged female soccer players who are serious about playing college soccer.


To provide high school athletes with the opportunity to be coached and evaluated by a wide variety of colleges while exposing players to the inner workings of the college recruiting & admissions process and life inside a college soccer program.


Entering 9th grade through 12th grade (as of 2015-16 school year).

2015 DATES

Session I: Wed, 6/24 (check-in by 3:00pm) to Sat, 6/27 (check-out 12:30pm-2pm)*

Session II: Sun, 6/28 (check-in by 3:00pm) to Wed, 7/1 (check-out 12:30pm-2pm)*

*Please note, we are quite flexible.  If a player needs to check-in late or check-out early due to club team commitments, family commitments, etc., we can handle most requests as long as we are warned in advance.


$539 Regular Registration

See REGISTRATION PAGE for more details


  • 275 high level players (roughly 135 per session) from 25 states & 3 countries (AK, AZ, CA, CO, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, SD, TX, VA, WA, WI, WY) and Canada and Ireland!
  • College coaches representing over 35 different colleges
  • MESC Advanced Goalkeeper Academy
  • Every player receives a written and verbal evaluation by a college coach.
  • 7 vs. 7 and 11 vs. 11 games
  • Learning beyond the field – Seminars by Sports Psychologists, Collegiate Admissions Directors, College Coaches, and College Players
  • World Cup Viewing Parties! - We believed that we would win!
  • Karaoke Night!  Always a huge hit!

NEW FOR 2015

  • NEW COLLEGES!  Keep checking the website for details
  • Colleges include Johns Hopkins, Gonzaga, Towson, North Dakota State, Nebraska-Omaha, Minnesota State-Mankato…more to come!
  • Additional capacity for BOTH High Level Sessions!


1) Amazing Staff: Who knows best what it takes to succeed at the college level? College coaches, of course! Our staff is composed of talented and motivated college coaches from a wide variety of schools. They’re here to make you better and maybe even recruit you to their school!

2) The Most Colleges: Are you looking for the opportunity to be noticed by the most colleges? Then MESC is the place for you. We have DI, DII, DIII, & NAIA colleges represented. Coaches from around the country come to our camp to coach and evaluate. It’s a true showcase event.

3) Showcase Yourself!: Coaches have the opportunity to watch and evaluate all players at the camp, not just players from their own camp team. Players complete in small sided (7 vs. 7) and full sided (11 vs. 11) games, showcasing themselves in all playing environments.

4) Education Beyond The Field: A college recruiting seminar (hosted by college coaches), college player round-table discussion, college admissions seminar (provided by a Collegiate Director of Admissions), and sports psychology seminar are all part of the camp.

5) GK Training: 2015 MESC Advanced GK Academy will be run by Karli Kopeitz (Session I), Susan Brown (Session I), and Niki Brooks (Both sessions).  All three GK trainers are current Division I GK coaches (North Dakota State, Gonzaga, New Mexico State).  The training sessions teach advanced goalkeeping techniques and prepare high school goalkeepers for the next step in their career.

6) Affordable: The entire residential camp experience is only $539!  (We have several early registration discounts as well.)  Compare this to residential camps with similarly qualified staffs, and we’re sure you’ll find it quite reasonable.

7) The Most Fun!: In addition to receiving the best training and competition, our college coaches and counselors (college players) will make sure you have a blast!  Plus, we put on the best karaoke night in the Midwest!

8) SAFE: Players stay in secure, supervised collegiate residences. No players are allowed off campus during the camp without express permission by a parent or guardian. An athletic trainer is available during all physical activities.

2015 Participating Colleges/Universities*

Hamline UniversityHamline University (MN) (DIII)

Photograph gonzaga zags logo by Kate Ulibarri on 500pxGonzaga University (WA) (DI)

Photograph university of alabama logo by Kate Ulibarri on 500pxUniversity of Alabama (DI)

Photograph penn state icon by Kate Ulibarri on 500pxPenn State University (DI)

Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins University (MD) (DIII)

Carleton CollegeCarleton College (MN) (DIII)

Macalester CollegeMacalester College (MN) (DIII)

Iowa State UniversityIowa State University (DI)

Photograph new mexico icon by Kate Ulibarri on 500pxNew Mexico State University (DI)

Photograph purple aces logo by Kate Ulibarri on 500pxUniversity of Evansville (IN) (DI)

Photograph towson university logo by Kate Ulibarri on 500pxTowson University (MD) (DI)

North Dakota State UniversityNorth Dakota State University (DI)

University of South DakotaUniversity of South Dakota (DI)

Photograph western oregon wolves logo by Kate Ulibarri on 500pxWestern Oregon University (DII)

"PhotographUniversity of Minnesota – Duluth (DII)

Minnesota State MankatoMinnesota State – Mankato (DII)

Saint ScholasticaSaint Scholastica College (MN) (DIII)

University of Wisconsin (Stout)University of WI – Stout (DIII)

University of Wisconsin (River Falls)University of WI – River Falls (DIII)

Winona State UniversityWinona State University (MN) (DII)

Photograph st cloud state logo by Kate Ulibarri on 500pxSt. Cloud State University (MN) (DII)

Concordia University-ST. PaulConcordia University – St. Paul (DII)

University of Minnesota (Crookston)University of MN – Crookston (DII)

Upper Iowa UniversityUpper Iowa University (DII)

University of WI - La CrosseUniversity of WI – La Crosse (DIII)

Wartburg CollegeWartburg College (IA) (DIII)

Photograph luther college logo by Kate Ulibarri on 500pxLuther College (IA) (DII)

University of WI - Eau ClaireUniversity of WI – Eau Claire (DIII)

College of Saint BenedictCollege of Saint Benedict (MN) (DIII)

Concordia College - MoorheadConcordia College – Moorhead (DIII)

St. Catherine UniversitySt. Catherine University (MN) (DIII)

Central CollegeCentral College (IA) (DIII)

Bethany Lutheran CollegeBethany Lutheran College (MN) (DIII)

University of Minnesota (Morris)University of Minnesota – Morris (DIII)

Viterbo UniversityViterbo University (WI) (NAIA)

St. Mary's University of MNSt. Mary’s University of MN (DIII)

"PhotographKnox College (IL) (DIII)

Photograph university of wisconsin superior by Kate Ulibarri on 500pxUniversity of WI – Superior (DIII)

Photograph Marian Sabres logo by Kate Ulibarri on 500pxMarian University (DIII)

*Some colleges will be evaluating but not coaching.  Due to the unpredictable nature of college coaches’ schedules, final staffing is subject to change at anytime.  See staff page for sessions of attendance.

Camp Quotes

College Coaches

“MESC had a very high level of play and gave me a unique opportunity to coach players in a competitive environment very similar to the college game.” -Dave Reyelts, Head Coach, College of St. Scholastica

“At college showcase tournaments, I just sit and watch players from afar.  At MESC, I get to coach and interact with the players.  This is the best way to evaluate if they will be a good fit for my program.”
Ryan Raufus, Head Coach, University of Wisconsin – Stout

“MESC has a higher level of soccer than other camps I’ve seen.  I’ve identified many of my top prospects here.” Sean McKuras, Head Coach, University of Wisconsin – River Falls


“The camp tackled all aspects of playing in college, not just about soccer. There is a lot of information about getting the right school for you for the right reasons.” -Izzie, St. Paul, MN

“I enjoyed being able to play with high level players from all around the country.” -Kelsey, Arvada, CO