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Rochester Institute of Tech (RIT)

Men's D3
Coach: Jake Coon
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8 / 10
13,384 Undergrads / 16,507 Students
9 / 10
$29,111 Net Price
7 / 10
55% Admitted
Team Conference
Liberty League
College Type
4-year, Private non-profit
Campus Type
Suburb: Large
Student Body

Undergrad Breakdown

Student-to-faculty Ratio

13 to 1

Return For Sophomore Year


Overall Graduation Rate


Graduate On Time / in 6 Years

29% / 68%

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

This week we chat with RIT Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Jake Coon. His Tigers currently boast a 15-0 record and are no. 1 in the USILA DIII poll. Coach Coon has amassed a 68-13 record in only four years at the helm of the RIT men’s lacrosse program. In that time the Tigers appeared in four straight NCAA Tournaments, including a trip to the National Championship in 2013.

When it comes to the recruiting process, Coach Coon believes players need to demonstrate initiative and be proactive in order to find the best fit school. If a player works hard and is willing to be coached, then Coach Coon can find a role for that player on his team. Finally, there’s a lot of competition throughout college lacrosse. Young players need to become dynamic players that always look to refine their skill set.

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

When considering Division III schools young players have a lot of options both academically and athletically. They need to do their homework. Find out what majors a school offers and see if the academics match their needs.

Aside from a Division III label, you are still going to play high level lacrosse. It’s very competitive and demanding. RIT often scrimmages and beats Division I programs in the off season.

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

Be proactive with emails and phone calls. We typically want to see a recruit play over their fall and summer seasons. Again, be proactive. We like young men who reach out to us and express their interest.

Yes, the coach has some responsibility to recruit the player, but in the end players should initiate and maintain contact throughout their recruiting process.

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

It really depends on our current team. If we’re losing 4 midfielders, then we’ll look for 2 offensive and 2 defensive midfielders. We generally try to match our needs.

Our players tend to be grinders. They’re very skilled as well. Being physical off-ball and having a scrappy mindset is important for us. If a player is willing to be coached, then we can find a role for them.

What areas of development would you recommend players focus on to compete at the Division III level?

Players should get out of their comfort zone. Become dynamic players. Many kids come into college with only one hand. An attackman that masters the question mark dodge, for example, should look to develop another move. Defensive players who are really good at ground balls should look to improve their footwork or other areas of their game. Always be thinking, “What’s next?”

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

We try not to let it affect us. We do get early commitments and we also pick up kids late in the process who are very talented. During the season I don’t do much recruiting at all.

Some final thoughts from Coach Coon:

There’s a lot of parity in college lacrosse. We see a lot of great teams and a lot of great, developing programs each year. The competition remains very high among all college teams, even those that aren’t ranked. Our cross town rival, Nazareth, isn’t ranked but they still play us close each time we meet.

Bottom line, if you have talent you can find a home in the lacrosse world.

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Team Road Trips

Most road games for RIT are scheduled for the New York area against teams including Union, Clarkson, Skidmore, and St. Lawrence. The team has also traveled to Baltimore, Maryland to play Colby College and Williams College at Johns Hopkins University. Other trips have included Stevenson, Maryland, where they played Stevenson University.

Recruit Commits
Landon Nolta Mountain Vista Highlands Ranch, CO Faceoff
Will Sterrett St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Reston, VA Goal
Kyle Sendobry Johns Creek Johns Creek, GA Def
Conor Bollin Schroeder Webster, NY Att
Andrew Powlin Penfield Penfield, NY Mid
Andrew Doktor Eastridge Rochester, NY Att
Matt Wiechers Bluevale Collegiate/Kiski School Waterloo, ON Mid
Adam Wolf Everest Academy Oakville, ON Mid, Att
Brett Naylor Clarence Clarence, NY Def, LSM
Pent Eistrat Humberside Collegiate Inst. Toronto, ON Mid
Adam Witscheber Penfield Penfield, NY LSM
Alex Manos Falmouth Falmouth, MA Att
Holden MacDonald St. Mary's / Onondaga CC Toronto, ON Goal
Quinn Commandant Kiski School Guelph, ON Att
Jimmy Spillane Pascack Valley River Vale, NJ Mid, Faceoff
Alex Przybilla Rogers High School Rogers , MN Att, Mid
Jordan Trottier West Carleton Secondary Ottawa, ON LSM
Patrick Jackson Edina Edina, MN Goal
Luke Smeltzer Gunnery School Halifax, NS Mid
Jon Sickler Hershey Hummelstown, PA Mid
Chandler Allen Medway/Onondaga CC Medway, MA LSM
Jonathan Lipman McCallie School Chattanooga, TN Def, LSM
Alex Maruna St. Ignatius Medina, OH Def
Lucas Relkin Jamesville-DeWitt DeWitt, NY Def, LSM
Allen Thibodeau Fairport Fairport, NY LSM
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions.
Events By Rochester Institute of Tech (RIT) Coaches

RIT Lacrosse Academy Prospect Day

"The RIT LACROSSE ACADEMY is designed to give high school RISING JUNIOR and SENIOR lacrosse players the opportunity to receive coachiing."
Jul 20, 2018
Rochester, NY
Men, 13 - 18
1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, NY, 14623
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Test Scores

Critical Reading
550 - 650
590 - 680
1140 - 1330
25 - 31
26 - 31
26 - 31

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 520 - 630 for SAT

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Applicants 19,824 13,475 6,349
% Admitted 55% 52% 60%
% Admits That Enroll 24% 24% 24%

Admission Considerations

High School GPA
High School Rank
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Other Tests (Wonderlic, etc.)
TOEFL (English proficiency)

Majors / Programs

Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

Engineering (19%)
Computer & Information Sciences (16%)
Visual & Performing Arts (13%)
Engineering Technology (12%)
Business (10%)
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (6%)
Liberal Arts & Sciences (5%)
Health Professions (4%)
Communication Technology (2%)
Psychology (2%)
Physical Sciences (2%)
Foreign Languages (2%)
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement (1%)
Mathematics & Statistics (1%)
Interdisciplinary Studies (1%)
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (1%)
Social Sciences (1%)
Communication & Journalism (1%)
Natural Resources & Conservation
Philosophy & Religious Studies
Precision Production
Public Admin. & Social Services

Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


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.

On Campus
Tuition & Fees$38,568
Books & Supplies$1,050
Cost of Living$12,500
Personal Expenses$976
Sticker Price$53,094
Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

96% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.
% Receiving Aid
Avg. Aid Amount
Type of Aid
Grant or Scholarship91%$21,682
Federal Grants32%$5,239
Pell Grants32%$4,301
Other Federal24%$1,270
State & Local Grants33%$5,388
Institutional Grants90%$18,108
Student Loans71%$8,217
Federal Loans69%$5,740
Other Loans12%$16,023
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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

Per Student
Financial Assets $751 Million $45,489
Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.
3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 3.3%
Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.5%.
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Campus Safety
On Campus
In Residence Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape 11 11
Fondling 5 4
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery - -
Aggravated Assault - -
Burglary 8 8
Motor Vehicle Theft - -
Arson 1 -

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 ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: STEM-dominant
Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
Size and SettingFour-year, large, highly residential

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