For four rising seniors on the Hingham High field hockey team, including all three captains-elect, 95-degree temperatures were not enough of a deterrent to miss the first day of the four-day/three-night Elite Field Hockey Camp Sunday afternoon at Bentley University in Waltham.
A trio of forwards, Julia Genovese, Catherine Linehan, and Tori Messina, along with midfielder Katie Sullivan, stepped onto a turf field, scorching in the sun, joining roughly 150 other girls at the camp.
Longtime Northeastern University coach Cheryl Murtagh is back for her 24th year as director. Originally, Murtagh ran a one-week session, but to meet the demand of 1,100 campers seeking to polish their skills and attract the attention of college coaches, the Elite camp now offers four sessions. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.