Field Hockey April Clinic
Date: Sunday, April 23, 2023
Check-in: 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Camp Time: 9:00 AM -11:30 AM
Lunch on own: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Lunch will not be provided, participants will be responsible for packing their own lunch or getting lunch on their own)
Optional Campus Tour: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Cost: $150 (Includes t-shirt)
Location: Adcock Field, 633 Intramural Field Road Boone, N.C. 28607
Cancellations: All cancellations must be in writing to email@example.com at least 2 weeks prior to the clinic. A $15 cancellation fee will be withheld for all cancellations. No refunds will be issued for no shows.
The University reserves the right to cancel or amend this event if federal, state, local, or university guidelines change to address developing conditions related to COVID-19.
Dinsmore, who has been on the Mountaineers’ coaching staff since 2017, helped lead App State to a school record-tying 14 wins and its first MAC championship game appearance this past season. She takes the reins of the program after Meghan Dawson stepped away following eight seasons at the helm.
This past fall, Dinsmore's first after being promoted to assistant head coach, App State won 10 straight contests leading into the MAC final, and the squad came within one goal of defeating No. 16 Duke and No. 15 Wake Forest on the road. The Mountaineers finished the season top 10 nationally in both offense (points per game) and defense (goals-against average).
Dinsmore used her skill at teaching defense to help lead the 2021 team to its first ranked win in program history when the Mountaineers defeated JMU in a 2-0 shutout. In 2019, Dinsmore helped charge App State to its first winning season since 2003. The Mountaineers also opened the 2019 campaign at 6-0, setting a new program best for consecutive wins to begin a season.
Dinsmore came to Appalachian after two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Stevenson University, helping lead them to a second-place finish in the Middle Atlantic Conference in 2015. That same season, the team advanced to the conference tournament championship and the ECAC Division III Mid-Atlantic Field Hockey Championship final.
She completed her master's degree in business technology management during her two-year stint at Stevenson. Working primarily with goalkeepers and defenders, Dinsmore also worked in recruiting and as an academic mentor.
A Chesapeake Beach, Md. native, Dinsmore graduated from Liberty University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. During her time at Liberty, she lettered in both field hockey and lacrosse. In her first season of field hockey, she helped lead the defense to three shutouts as she appeared in 15 of the Flames' 17 games, making 13 starts.
On the lacrosse field, Dinsmore played in all 18 games in her first season, contributing six goals and three assists. In her second season, Dinsmore moved over to defense and recorded 17 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers.
Prior to her time at Liberty, Dinsmore started her career at Catholic University, where she played one season of field hockey. She was recruited out of Northern High School in Owings, Md., where she was a four-year letter winner in field hockey and lacrosse.
Fernsler is coming fresh off of her senior year at Kent State as a goalkeeper, where she was honored as the 2021 Defensive Player of the Year in the Mid-American Conference, leading the MAC with 104 saves and a save percentage of 80 for the fall season.
Fernsler's other accolades include being selected to the All-MAC first team, the NFHCA Division I Senior Team, and she was honored as the NFHCA Defensive Player of the Week in September 2021.
Fernsler coached youth field hockey players throughout 2021 with the Maryland Legacy, leading players between the ages of 10 and 19. She has also coached with Ultimate Defender Goalkeeper Academy, Wilson Youth Summer Field Hockey Camp, Kent State Field Hockey Camp and Fellowship of Christian Athletes
For program information, contact the Head Coach Emily Dinsmore, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For registration questions, contact Kyndall Bennet by email at email@example.com or by phone at 828.262.2744
According to NCAA rules and regulations all camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants regardless of skill level (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).