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Dickinson College

Men's D3
Coach: Dave Webster
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Size
2,364 Undergrads / 2,364 Students
10 / 10
Cost
$33,457 Net Price*
8 / 10
Selectivity
48% Admitted
Team Conference
Centennial Conf.
College Type
4-year, Private non-profit
Campus Type
City: Small
Student Body

Undergrad Breakdown

Gender
Geography
Enrollment
Ethnicity
Student-to-faculty Ratio

10 to 1

Return For Sophomore Year

90%

Overall Graduation Rate

84%

Graduate On Time / in 6 Years

81% / 84%

Calendar System

Semester

Religious Affiliation

None

Housing

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

Dave Webster is Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Dickinson College. After graduating from Dickinson in 1988, Coach Webster began his coaching career at Marymount University where he started the first program in the university’s history in 1991. He spent seven years there building a highly regarded NCAA Division III program, earning Capital Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors in 1994 and 1997. Coach Webster enjoyed a three-year coaching stint at Franklin & Marshall College where he recruited and coached several All-Americans.

Coach Webster returned to his alma mater, Dickinson College where he has enjoyed tremendous success. After five seasons, Coach Webster recorded his 100th career win and soon after became Dickinson’s all-time win leader. The Red Devils have made four straight NCAA Tournament appearances, winning three consecutive Centennial Conference Championships. Setting numerous school records in 2013, Dickinson won 18 straight games before falling in the NCAA playoffs to finish 18-1.

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

My two pieces of advice are this. First, there is a huge range of schools in DIII, so take care of the “school” aspect first. Determining the type of school will help steer your selection process.

Second, don’t stop developing as an athlete. You shouldn’t give up on playing other sports in order to play year-round lacrosse. Concepts such as footwork, spacing on defense and communication are common in most other team sports. Playing various sports will certainly help increase your athletic ability.

What’s the best way to get on your recruiting radar? Any things recruits shouldn’t do?

Have a plan in place. Prioritize. Make a list of colleges and identify several things you like about them. I like when recruits are very informed about the recruiting process as well as the various lacrosse programs they’re considering. When kids copy and paste 70 coaches to an email it’s evident. Especially, when they copy in the wrong coach’s name. We usually look over those.

Also, be a self-promoter. Stay humble, but be sure to share your personal accomplishments from the classroom and the field. This is your way of being distinctive in the recruiting process.

What’s a question you wished recruits asked you more during the recruiting process?

Asking about the program’s style of play is most important. Every program is going to have a distinct way of running things. It doesn’t make sense for an aggressive, takeaway defender to play for a program that is going to run a conservative, zone defense.

If a coach is willing, ask for some game film. This shows serious interest in the lacrosse side of things and in learning about a program’s style of play. It never hurts to go watch a DIII game when you have a free Saturday either.

What are a few indicators that help you determine whether a good high school player will become a great college player?

We try to find those guys who haven’t peaked yet. For me, I can tell certain guys have an attitude like they have something to prove. They’re just hungry. You can see it in their play. That mindset is more evident when I meet with the player and their family too.

What’s special about being a student-athlete at Dickinson?

Our program is defined by a certain balance. There are a lot of extracurricular opportunities for our players. Studying abroad, joining clubs and student groups or playing intramural football are some examples to name a few. On the lacrosse side, we practice hard, play fast and run full field. We work to get better and to excel during the season. It’s pretty special because the players really have fun in our program. And I think that fun comes from the players having some balance in their lives.

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

The impact trickles down from the top, like most sports. DI programs are recruiting their talent much earlier. However there is so much talent out there with recruits looking for different types of schools, like a Dickinson or similar DIII school.

We’re still able to find players the traditional ways too. We scout them at tournaments and hear about players through high school or club coaches.

Great, thanks Coach Webster. Any final thoughts?

I see a lot of parents and families get overwhelmed by the whole recruiting process. Just make it a good experience. Make sure there’s balance to the process.

Plan…prioritize…control the chaos.

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Team Road Trips

Most games are played in Maryland and Pennsylvania. They also travel to New Jersey.

Recruit Commits
2017
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Stroud Corr Hudson High School Hudson, OH Goal
Christopher Mathews Milton Academy Newton, MA Def
Christopher Mathews Milton Academy Newton, MA Def
Reese Norton Hyde School Baltimore, MD Mid
Marcus Zaiff Walt Whitman Huntington Station, NY Def, LSM
Henry Cordisco Haverford School Kennett Square, PA Def
Phil Regan Radnor Radnor, PA Mid
Jake Evangelista West Essex Regional Essex Fells, NJ Mid
Matthew Kness Lakeland-Panas Yorktown, NY Def
Connor Ringwalt Episcopal Academy Newtown Square, PA Att
 
2016
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Jack Ward Duxbury Duxbury, MA Def, LSM
Ben Levin Simsbury Simsbury, CT Att, Mid
Zack Levin Simsbury Simsbury, CT Att, Mid
Jack Ward Duxbury High School Duxbury, MA LSM, Def
Chet Bancroft Hopewell Valley Pennington, NJ Def
Max Menkes Bullis School Bethesda, MD Mid
Rocco Casaceli Longmeadow Longmeadow, MA Def
Ryan Schaffer James Caldwell West Caldwell, NJ Mid
Steven Ganelin Carlsbad Carlsbad, CA Mid
Austin Helms Haverford School Bryn Mawr, PA Att, Mid
Joe Casavecchia South Side Rockville Centre, NY Def, LSM
Will Smith Canisius Buffalo, NY Mid, Faceoff
Andrew Eckert Bridgewater-Raritan Bridgewater, NJ Att, Mid
Nick Goles Loyola Blakefield Baltimore, MD Att
Cole Pellicano St. Mary's Arnold, MD Goal
 
2015
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Charlie Demuth Gilman School Baltimore, MD Mid
Jack Doran Haverford School Ardmore, PA Def, LSM
Corey Richards Haverford School Wayne, PA Att
Bobby Hartwick Georgetown Prep Brookeville, MD Mid, Faceoff
Jack Moore Rumson-Fair Haven Rumson, NJ Def, LSM
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions
 
Location
College and Louther Streets
Carlisle, PA, 17013
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Test Scores

SAT
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Total
1780 - 2070
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Admissions

 
Total
Male
Female
Applicants 5,702 2,278 3,422
% Admitted 48% 45% 50%
% Admits That Enroll 23% 23% 22%

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Majors / Programs

Here are the Bachelor degrees offered by popularity.

Social Sciences (22%)
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (14%)
Business (11%)
Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies (8%)
Psychology (7%)
English Language & Literature (6%)
Foreign Languages (6%)
Natural Resources & Conservation (6%)
Visual & Performing Arts (3%)
Physical Sciences (3%)
Philosophy & Religious Studies (3%)
History (3%)
Mathematics & Statistics (2%)
Legal Professions (2%)
Public Admin. & Social Services (2%)
Computer & Information Sciences (2%)
Interdisciplinary Studies
 
Financial

Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.

$33,457

Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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Sticker Price

Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

 
Undergraduate
 
On Campus
Tuition & Fees$47,717
Books & Supplies$1,050
Cost of Living$11,972
Personal Expenses$1,550
 
Sticker Price$62,289
Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

74% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.
 
% Receiving Aid
Avg. Aid Amount
Grant or Scholarship
Federal Grants11%$5,404
Pell Grants11%$4,346
Other Federal11%$1,058
State & Local Grants6%$3,210
Institutional Grants70%$25,595
 
Student Loan Aid
Federal Loans41%$5,037
Other Loans8%$11,333
 
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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

 
 
Total
Per Student
Endowment
Financial Assets $396 Million $167,625
Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.
 
3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 2.2%
 
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Campus Safety
 
On Campus
In Residence Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape 6 2
Fondling 2 2
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery - -
Aggravated Assault 3 3
Burglary 24 19
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.

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

 
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