Aggies bring in USC and San Diego State during Picnic Day weekend
UC Davis boasts veteran squad with 10 returning starters
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Field players invited to Jan. 12 event, field/goalies to Jan. 26 clinic
Kammes appointed as assistant coach; Aggies release fall schedule
Kammes has made an immediate positive impact on UC Davis women's lacrosse, assisting with the Aggies' first-ever win over a ranked opponent with an upset against No. 14 Stanford in the 2013 season finale. In 2014, she guided a stingy defensive group, helped the team defeat conference rival California for the first time since 2001, and helped mentor UC Davis to its first 5-0 start in history. The defense has decreased its goals-against average by four goals per game in her two-year stint with the team.
Kammes previously served as Henwood's defensive coordinator at Garnet Valley High School during that program's 2011 and 2012 state championship seasons. She ran the team's strength and conditioning program, both during and out of season. During her brief tenure with the Jaguars, Kammes' athletes garnered four All-America awards and three US Lacrosse All-Academic honors.
Kammes grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago before venturing to Philadelphia for college at the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. She was a four-year letterwinner and a starting point guard for Penn's women's basketball team, helping the Quakers captured the 2004 Ivy League championship.
After college, Kammes held coaching tenures at both American University (2005-07) and at her alma mater (2007-08). In 2009, she returned to Drexel to pursue a degree in nursing. She united with Coach Henwood at Garnet Valley a year later.
Besides her coaching at GVHS, Kammes co-owned Impact Lacrosse, which conducted individual training and lacrosse-specific sports camps and clinics in the Delaware County, Penn. vicinity.