Westfield State University

Women's D3 Coach: Jeff Pechulis
Profile
Size
6 / 10
5,584 Undergrads / 6,237 Students
Cost
4 / 10
$15,967 Net Price
Selectivity
1 / 10
85% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Massachusetts (MASCAC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Large

Student Body
Gender
  • Male
  • Female
Enrollment
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
Geography
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
Ethnicity
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
79%
Overall Graduation Rate
65%
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
53% / 65%
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

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

When searching for the right school and right team, do your homework. First thing is to find a school that offers all that you are looking for in a college. Second, look at the talent level of the program. There is a huge range of talent among the 300+ D3 teams. You need to decide what works best for you and if you are looking to be an immediate impact player or work your way into the line-up. Lastly, don't underestimate the strength of good grades and speed. Both are a year round commitment.

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

Once you find the school that fits you, don't be shy about emailing the coach and letting them know that you did your homework and feel that their college fits what your looking for. Get on campus and show the coach that you are serious about their school and lacrosse. Provide coaches with your game schedules and video if available. Also, avoid sending out mass-mailing emails to every college out there. You'll dilute the pool of schools that you care about and coaches will know that you're not serious about their school and may not respond.

What type of players do you look for and where?

Athletes who love the game. The biggest benefit of playing D3 is representing your college and those that love the game will make the sacrifices and commitments necessary to compete. Skill-wise: speed, awareness, and stick handling. Couple those with a good attitude and smarts and we have the making of great prospect.

Travel showcases, recruit websites, and high school games are great sources for finding these players. There's a lot of ground to cover, so players shouldn't be shy about contacting coaches and expressing their interest. Almost every college has a webpage with a recruit form to make your interest in their school known.

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

Players need to know the game. Those that can move correctly without the ball standout. We encourage players to watch full games online, not just the highlights. Watch how players move offensively and defensively to put themselves in the best, most effective position. Focusing on explosive movement is also key to elevating their game. If you're gonna go, go hard!

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

For the most part, it clarifies early on who's going D1 and who isn't. This helps mostly with the parents and players who had visions of full-boat scholarships and national titles. For D3, recruiting hasn't changed too much other than emphasizing the various degrees of success in college sports. Being a practice player on top D1 team is absolutely one level of success, but so is being an impact player and a leader on a D3 team.

Are there any last pieces of advice for players and families you'd like to share?

When visiting a campus and meeting the coach be open and honest and ask for the same in return. Don't be afraid to ask the tough questions about tryouts, roster positions, where you rank in their list of recruits, or what they think you need to work on to be a starter. Once you decided that a school is right or not right for you, share that information with the coach. You may be surprised on their response!

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Team Road Trips

Most road games are scheduled in Massachusetts. The team also travels to Connecticut. The team has previously traveled to Florida for Spring Break.

Recruit Commits
2020
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Paige Jelliffe Masuk High School Monroe, CT Mid
 
2018
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Hannah McKenna Methuen Methuen, MA Def
Sabrina Santeniello Marshfield Marshfield, MA Mid
Kelly Gearin Lunenburg Lunenburg, MA Mid
Samantha Simonetty Arlington NY Goal
Vic Paras Medford Medford, MA Mid
 
2017
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Emily O'Connell Walpole Walpole, MA Mid
Summer Zackaricz Northampton Southampton, MA Mid
 
2016
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Erica Tinlin Pembroke Pembroke, MA Att
Samantha Donohoe North Middlesex Pepperell, MA Def
Maddie Bartkus Marshfield Marshfield, MA Att, Mid
Haley Mate Melrose Melrose, MA Mid, Att
Morgan Bishop Woburn Woburn, MA Mid
Marissa McGue North Quincy Medfield, MA Mid
 
2015
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Julia Hoggins Bromfield Harvard, MA Goal
Olivia Overdahl Milford Milford, MA Mid
Maria Woodall King Philip MA Goal
Lucy Barrett Mount Greylock Williamstown, MA Mid
Marissa Nimeskern Hanover Hanover, MA Mid
Sydney Lambert Hanover Hanover, MA Mid
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions.
Location
577 Western Ave, Westfield, MA, 01086, Westfield, MA, 01086 See Directions
Team Videos
Where Grads Live
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Springfield Massachusetts Area
  • Hartford Connecticut Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Pittsfield Massachusetts Area
  • Providence Rhode Island Area
  • Barnstable/Yarmouth Massachusetts Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Tampa/St. Petersburg Florida Area
  • Greater San Diego Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Raleigh-Durham North Carolina Area
Where Grads Work
  • MassMutual Financial Group
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State Street
  • Springfield Public Schools
  • EMC
  • Bank of America
  • The Hartford
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • IBM
  • Staples
  • Travelers
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Oracle
  • CVS Caremark Corporation
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Information Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Support
  • Finance
  • Administrative
  • Community and Social Services
  • Marketing
  • Healthcare Services
  • Human Resources
  • Media and Communication
  • Consulting
  • Program and Project Management
Data from
Niche Grades
Overall
Student Life
Professors
Academics
Test Scores
SAT
Critical Reading
440 - 540
Math
480 - 570
Total
1000 - 1180
ACT
English
18 - 23
Math
18 - 24
Composite
20 - 25

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: 440 - 540 for SAT

GPA
SAT Math
SAT Reading
ACT

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Admissions
 
Total
Male
Female
Applicants 4,381 1,796 2,585
% Admitted 85% 82% 88%
% Admits That Enroll 27% 31% 25%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.11
  • Accepted
  • Denied
  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
  • Admission Considerations
     
    Required
    Recommended Rec.
    High School GPA
    High School Rank
    High School Transcript
    College Prep Classes
    Recommendations
    Demonstrate Competencies
    Admission Test Scores
    Other Tests (Wonderlic, etc.)
    TOEFL (English proficiency)
    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement (17%)
    Education (15%)
    Business (14%)
    Communication & Journalism (7%)
    Psychology (7%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (7%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences (5%)
    Public Admin. & Social Services (4%)
    Health Professions (4%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (3%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (3%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (3%)
    Social Sciences (3%)
    History (2%)
    Natural Resources & Conservation (2%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (2%)
    English Language & Literature (2%)
    Architecture (1%)
    Physical Sciences
    Foreign Languages
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies
    Financial
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.

    $15,967

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

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

     
    In-state
    Out-of-state
    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$9,715 $15,355
    Books & Supplies$1,050 $1,050
    Cost of Living$10,689 $10,689
    Personal Expenses$2,622 $2,622
     
    Sticker Price$24,076 $29,191

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    86% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

     
    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship59%$5,421
    Federal Grants30%$4,578
    Pell Grants30%$4,295
    Other Federal22%$378
    State & Local Grants51%$1,859
    Institutional Grants36%$2,473
     
    Student Loans76%$7,450
    Federal Loans76%$5,275
    Other Loans15%$10,856

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

     
    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Endowment
    Financial Assets $7.14 Million $1,145

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.

    Debt

    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $22,750.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

     
    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $15,000 $242

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 4.0%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 3,158 students.

    Salary

    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $46,100

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.

    Payback

    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.09 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 53% of students graduate on time.

    Events Attending
    Trackable Events
    IWLCA Presidents Cup
    Nov 16-18 '18
    FL: Kissimmee
       
       
     
    IWLCA Capital Cup
    Jul 20-22 '18
    VA: Midlothian
       
       
     
    maybe attending; confirmed attending.
    Team Social
    Instagram
    Campus Safety
     
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 4 4
    Fondling 6 3
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 1 1
    Burglary - -
    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
    Category
    Classification
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
    Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Comprehensive programs
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, medium, highly residential

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