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Lynchburg College

Men's D3
Coach: Steve Koudelka
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Size
2,161 Undergrads / 2,736 Students
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Cost
$23,576 Net Price*
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Selectivity
67% Admitted
Team Conference
Old Dominion (ODAC)
College Type
4-year, Private non-profit
Campus Type
City: Small
Student Body

Undergrad Breakdown

Gender
Geography
Enrollment
Ethnicity
Student-to-faculty Ratio

11 to 1

Return For Sophomore Year

70%

Overall Graduation Rate

56%

Graduate On Time / in 6 Years

42% / 56%

Calendar System

Semester

Religious Affiliation

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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

Steve Koudelka has been the head coach at Lynchburg College for 18 seasons now. During his tenure, Koudelka has recorded an overall record of 213-92 including 16 straight winning seasons. Lynchburg has advanced into the NCAA Tournament six times in the last nine years. In 2012 the program set the record for most wins in a season with 17, which included a 16-game winning streak, the longest in LC history. The Hornets won the program’s fourth conference title and advanced to the NCAA tournament. Coach Koudelka was named ODAC conference Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2011.

As a player, Coach Koudelka was a two-time all-America goalkeeper at Gettysburg College. He was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in the fall of 2006. He was one of just 12 goalkeepers invited to try out for the 1998 U.S. World Team. Koudelka played professionally for two seasons with the New Jersey Pride for Major League Lacrosse.

Coach Koudelka encourages players to take ownership of their recruiting process. He invites players to ask coaches about their own coaching style. He believes work ethic and competitiveness are the key qualities that turn good high school players into great college players.

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

I would tell families that there are a lot of schools out there to match their needs. There are over 300 schools between Divisions I, II and III. A young player looking to play college lacrosse should pick a school based on academics first, then lacrosse.

What’s the best way to get on your recruiting radar?

The best way is to reach out via email or even the old fashioned way-a letter in the mail. We don’t get many of those anymore. Use the internet to find out everything you can about the school including majors, size of the student body, faculty to student ratio, etc. This way you can be direct and specific when reaching out. The more direct you are, the better response you’ll get from coaches.

I advise not having your parents reach out to coaches on your behalf. It’s important to take ownership in your college search process. I know kids have the ability to use cell phones and send emails.

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

Ask a coach what their style is. Figure out what type of lacrosse the coach likes to play. Every program is going to have its own brand. This is especially true in instances where the head coach has been with the program for a while.

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

I believe the game should be played fast. We take kids who are pretty athletic. It’s all about getting them on the field and just letting them play.

I see a lot of high school kids that have the tools. They have a good mix of athleticism and stick skills. We just have to determine who will be good at the next level. There’s being a good high school player and then there’s being a good college player. The key for making a successful transition is being a hard worker, seriously competitive, and having some ability to adapt. We try to identify those types of qualities in potential recruits.

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

It’s a nice sized school with a little over 2,000 students. We’ve got strong athletics across the board. We frequently win our ODAC conference and compete in the NCAA DIII tournament for several different sports.

At Lynchburg, you’re a big fish in a small pond. As a student and an athlete you are very visible on campus. When you leave Lynchburg in search of a job you’ll have two or three professors or coaches that will be able to vouch for you. The ability to build good relationships with faculty and staff is pretty special.

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

It hasn’t impacted us much. We see a lot of juniors play, but still want to see kids play again. We’re not necessarily looking for that great high school player. It’s about recruiting someone who will be a great college player. When we analyze recruits we think about how much they’ve improved their game since we’ve seen them play last. Then we think about how much better they could get at the next level. It goes back to a player’s competitiveness, work ethic, and ability to adapt and develop their game.

Remember, it’s a simple numbers game now. A ton of kids are going to college to play. There are new and emerging programs and there are also a lot of young players yet to be discovered.

Thanks Coach Koudelka, any final thoughts?

Parity is the theme. There are lots of colleges out there that are constantly getting better. Take your time in making this big decision. When you find the right school you’ll know. You get that gut feeling, listen to it. Once you make your choice go have a great four years.

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Team Road Trips

Most games are played in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The team also plays in North Carolina. In the past they have played at Georgetown and Stevenson for neutral site games.

Recruit Commits
2017
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Alec Pupshis Mount Saint Joseph Elkridge, MD LSM
Connor Thoreck Cape Elizabeth Cape Elizabeth, ME Mid
Owen Thoreck Cape Elizabeth Cape Elizabeth, ME Att
Zach Capriotti St. Augustine Prep Medford, NJ Goal
Jack Platner Franklin Franklin, MA LSM, Def
 
2016
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Trammel Robinson Memphis University School Memphis, TN Mid
Christian Xitas Marple Newtown Newton Square, PA Att
Josh Grafton Woodgrove Round Hill, VA Def
Eli Goforth Bishop Shanahan Downingtown, PA Att
Peter Jarosiewicz Monroe Township Monroe Yownship, NJ Mid, Faceoff
Kevin Rogers Loudoun County Leesburg, VA Mid
Colin Dean Havre De Grace Havre De Grace, MD Att
Ryan Smith Bishop Shanahan Chester Springs, PA Mid
Max Glattstein Milton Academy Duxbury, MA Goal
Jake Vignali New Providence New Providence, NJ LSM, Def
Jack Pigott Roswell Roswell, GA Mid
 
2015
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Jordan Taddei Montclair Montclair, NJ Def
Walker Rice Broughton Raleigh, NC Mid
Daniel Ferber St. Paul's School Owings Mills, MD Mid
Patrick Cornelius Wootton Potomac, MD Goal
Andrew Gross Somers Somers, NY Mid
Chris Tibbetts Moses Brown Providence, RI LSM, Def
Tom Riddle Severna Park Severna Park, MD Def
Bo Delaney Barnstable Barnstable, MA Mid, Faceoff
Nick Willertz Mount St Joseph Severn, MD Mid
Trevor Scollins Marshfield Marshfield, MA Goal
Griffin Thoreck Cape Elizabeth Cape Elizabeth, ME Mid
Adam Donaldson Kettle Run Nokesville, VA Att
Logan Adams Gunnery School Washington, CT Att
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions
 
Events By Lynchburg College Coaches

Lynchburg Winter Showcase

"The mission of the Hornet Showcase is to provide a selective number of athletes with positional instruction, college coaching, and game competition on our nationally recognized playing facilities."
Jan 15, 2017
Lynchburg, VA
Men, 13 - 18
Location
1501 Lakeside Dr
Lynchburg, VA, 24501
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Academics

Test Scores

SAT
Critical Reading
460 - 550
Math
440 - 540
Writing
430 - 530
Total
N/A
ACT
English
N/A
Math
N/A
Writing
N/A
Composite
19 - 24
This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile.
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Admissions

 
Total
Male
Female
Applicants 5,515 2,167 3,348
% Admitted 67% 66% 67%
% Admits That Enroll 14% 16% 13%

Admission Considerations

 
Required
Recommended
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Transcript
College Prep Classes
Recommendations
Demonstrate Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Tests (Wonderlic, etc.)
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Majors / Programs

Here are the Bachelor degrees offered by popularity.

Health Professions (16%)
Social Sciences (15%)
Business (14%)
Communication & Journalism (10%)
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (9%)
Education (9%)
Psychology (5%)
Natural Resources & Conservation (5%)
Visual & Performing Arts (4%)
English Language & Literature (4%)
Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (3%)
Mathematics & Statistics (2%)
History (2%)
Philosophy & Religious Studies (1%)
Physical Sciences (1%)
Foreign Languages (1%)
Computer & Information Sciences (1%)
 
Financial

Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.

$23,576

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$34,545
Books & Supplies$1,000
Cost of Living$9,330
Personal Expenses$1,050
 
Sticker Price$45,925
Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

100% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.
 
% Receiving Aid
Avg. Aid Amount
Grant or Scholarship
Federal Grants37%$4,532
Pell Grants37%$4,209
Other Federal7%$2,010
State & Local Grants68%$2,825
Institutional Grants100%$17,098
 
Student Loan Aid
Federal Loans75%$6,582
Other Loans8%$11,543
 
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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

 
 
Total
Per Student
Endowment
Financial Assets $97.5 Million $35,645
Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.
 
3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 4.3%
 
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Campus Safety
 
On Campus
In Residence Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape 3 3
Fondling 9 7
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery 2 -
Aggravated Assault 1 1
Burglary 25 23
Motor Vehicle Theft 2 -
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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