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Queens Univ. of Charlotte

Men's D2
Coach: Chris Kivlen
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1,617 Undergrads / 2,330 Students
8 / 10
$26,386 Net Price
2 / 10
83% Admitted
Team Conference
South Atlantic (SAC)
College Type
4-year, Private non-profit
Campus Type
City: Large
Student Body

Undergrad Breakdown

Student-to-faculty Ratio

9 to 1

Return For Sophomore Year


Overall Graduation Rate


Graduate On Time / in 6 Years

47% / 53%

Calendar System


Religious Affiliation



On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.
Coach Recruiting Interview

The recruiting landscape is evolving and earlier commitments are creating a trickle down effect for Division II and III coaches. As a result of online recruiting services and email, players can more easily connect with coaches, allowing Juniors and Seniors to stay in the recruiting game to the end. This allows schools like Queens University to find strong recruits at the finish line.

Coach Jim Fritz at Queens University of Charlotte touched upon this in his exclusive interview with us about the recruiting process at the Division 2 level. In his 23-year coaching career he has won over 185 games, three Deep South Conference Championships and has produced 32 all-Americans. Additionally, Fritz has been named conference coach of the year five times.

What advice do you have for players interested in playing D2 lacrosse?

Like any program, players should be putting time into their skills and their conditioning. As far as playing for Division II, start researching different schools and reaching out to the coaches through email. Send a video, say where you’re going to be in the summer and fall. Understand that Division II is a scholarship program, so we’re going to do our research as well.

What is the best way for players to get on your recruiting radar?

At this point it’s really just to email us, and let us know that you’re interested. Include the video and tell us where you are going to be and where we can see you over the summer and in the fall.

What areas of player development would you recommend players to focus on?

Biggest thing is their skills. There are so many kids just playing for select teams and not putting time into individual teams, which kids used to do in the past. Working on your skills is critical. And also working on your lacrosse IQ.

What type of player do you look for–raw athlete or refined lacrosse player?

We look for both. At the division II level, we’re not going to get that really big athletic kid who is also a refined player. So we in DII are going to look for those raw athletes we can develop over time.

What is special about being a student-athlete at Queens University of Charlotte?

I think there are a couple things. One is support of the school. Two is Queens is unique. We have a really nice campus with nice facilities. It’s campus is small but it’s only five minutes from downtown Charlotte, which definitely makes it unique.

How has the accelerated recruiting landscape impacted your approach to recruiting?

It’s changed a lot. Obviously like anybody else, we’re on the road a lot in the summer and the fall, and the way it has impacted us the most at our level is the time frame. Traditionally, we get a letter or email from someone and then you get a chance to see them over the summer and have them visit the school, and basically the recruiting process would take months. Now we’re getting kids visiting as rising juniors and some who are even rising seniors, so now the timeline is more condensed. We see you, you come visit and then we wrap it up by November, so there are not a lot of calls and letters and things in between. People are making their decisions a lot more just based on the first visit alone.

What are your do’s and don’ts, likes and dislikes of recruiting videos? If you have any.

First things first, we don’t need the music. Also, I understand a lot of players want to send highlights, and highlights are great but you have to include games. Whether it’s a quarter, or a full half, coaches don’t want to just see you scoring goals. They want to see you pick up the ground ball, how do you clear? On offense did you feed off the dodge, how did you dodge? If you’re an attack man how hard do you ride? You can tell all that just from a highlight video.

Some final thoughts from Coach James Fritz:

Where we’re going right now in lacrosse, especially in relation to DII, a lot of people look at DI as the place that you need to go. But there’s only so many open slots, and there is a lot of great lacrosse that you can play in DII and DIII. I think sometimes people don’t realize that.

ConnectLAX is a third party recruiting service and not affiliated with or endorsed by Queens University of Charlotte or James Fritz.

Team Road Trips

Road games generally stay around the Southeast and within the Carolina's. The team has also traveled to Burlington, North Carolina for the Conference Carolinas Tournament. Other trips in the past include Lynchburg College.

Recruit Commits
Casey Campbell Manasquan High School Sea Girt, NJ Att
Brenden Hennessy Waubonsie Valley Aurora, IL Mid
Jacob Farquhar Plano East Wylie, TX Def
Gabe Liebetreu Grand Haven Grand Haven, MI Goal
Sean Mills Batavia Batavia, IL Mid
Charlie DiGristina Jamesville-DeWitt Syracuse, NY Att
Dan Harris Irondequoit Irondequoit, NY LSM
Eric Fitz Leesville Road High School Raleigh, NC Mid, Att
Alex Constantinidis Oak Hall School Gainesville, FL Mid
J.R. Pack Northwest Guilford Greensboro, NC Def, LSM
A.J. Curtiss Caldwell North Caldwell, NJ Mid
Anthony Valenza Long Reach Columbia, MD Goal
Connor Duffus Glen Ridge Glen Ridge, NJ Goal
Ryon Bellamy Scotia-Glenville Scotia, NY Def
Mike Bonerbo St. Augustine Prep Sewell, NJ Att
Bryce Carter Blue Ridge School Lawrenceville, GA LSM, Def
Jake Coleman Vero Beach Vero Beach, FL LSM, Def
Jackson Hall Sharon Sharon, MA Def
Mitch Hughes Olentangy Liberty Powell, OH Att
Zach Woeste St. Charles North High School St. Charles, IL Def, LSM
Bryan Landers Virtual Charter Summerville, SC Att
Jesse Oliver Hill Academy Markham, ON Att, Mid
Gavin Perry Bridgewater-Raynham Raynham, MA Att
Austin Retalic Central Cabarrus Cabarrus, NC Att
Vince Valenza Long Reach/Canisius Columbia, MD Att
Nick Carlson Patuxent/Southern Maryland Patuxent, MD Mid
Jared Lucas Tilton School/Emmanuel Tilton, NH Mid
Steven Swift Rondout Valley/SUNY Dehli Accord, NY Mid
Frank Valenza Long Reach/Susquehanna Columbia, MD Def
Jacob Radebaugh Pope John Paul II Boca Raton, FL Mid
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions.
Events By Queens Univ. of Charlotte Coaches

Royals Summer Prospect Camp

"HS prospect ID camp with instruction by Royals coaches."
Jul 27, 2018
Charlotte, NC
Men, 13 - 18

Royals Fall Prospect Camp

"HS prospect ID camp with instruction by Royals coaches."
Oct 7, 2018
Charlotte, NC
Men, 13 - 18
1900 Selwyn Ave
Charlotte, NC, 28274
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Applicants 1,641 422 1,219
% Admitted 83% 82% 83%
% Admits That Enroll 21% 23% 20%

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Majors / Programs

Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

Health Professions (32%)
Business (16%)
Communication & Journalism (11%)
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (8%)
Visual & Performing Arts (5%)
Psychology (5%)
English Language & Literature (4%)
Social Sciences (4%)
Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (3%)
Public Admin. & Social Services (3%)
Education (2%)
Foreign Languages (1%)
History (1%)
Mathematics & Statistics (1%)
Natural Resources & Conservation (1%)
Philosophy & Religious Studies (1%)
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Net Price

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On Campus
Tuition & Fees$32,560
Books & Supplies$1,200
Cost of Living$11,486
Personal Expenses$2,300
Sticker Price$47,546
Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

100% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.
% Receiving Aid
Avg. Aid Amount
Type of Aid
Grant or Scholarship99%$19,787
Federal Grants24%$4,302
Pell Grants24%$4,017
Other Federal4%$1,588
State & Local Grants27%$5,092
Institutional Grants99%$17,484
Student Loans79%$6,783
Federal Loans79%$5,630
Other Loans5%$17,058
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Per Student
Financial Assets $102 Million $43,587
Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.
3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 5.2%
Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.5%.
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Campus Safety
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In Residence Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape 1 1
Fondling - -
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery - -
Aggravated Assault - -
Burglary 9 7
Motor Vehicle Theft - -
Arson - -

In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Carnegie Classifications
Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Business-dominant, with Arts & Sciences
Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
Size and SettingFour-year, small, highly residential

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