Army West Point

Men's D1
Coach: Joe Alberici
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4,389 Undergrads / 4,389 Students
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Net Price
10 / 10
10% Admitted
Team Conference
Patriot League
College Type
4-year, Public
Campus Type
Town: Fringe
Student Body

Undergrad Breakdown

Student-to-faculty Ratio

7 to 1

Return For Sophomore Year


Overall Graduation Rate


Graduate On Time / in 6 Years

83% / 86%

Calendar System


Religious Affiliation



On campus housing is provided and is 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

We had the very fortunate opportunity to speak with Coach Joe Alberici at Army to get his advice for recruits and more specifically, recruits out West who are looking to go East for college lacrosse. Coach Alberici has had an impressive career including coaching at Duke where he helped strengthen the Blue Devils as one of the nation’s premier lacrosse programs. In 2006, he became the coach at Army and is now in his ninth season, where he continues to man a very impressive group of student-athletes. Here’s what Coach Alberici had to tell us about recruiting and his advice for player’s eager to get noticed: be a well-rounded athlete with multiple weapons and a strong work-ethic that mirrors those abilities.

What advice do you have for West Coast players interested in Division I schools, which are primarily located on the East Coast?

Be assertive, think of recruiting as managing your own franchise. You have to find ways to get in front of coaches eyes. It’s best to be seen live, but also keep an open line of communication with coaches. In your e-mails, be sure to include your video that highlights the skills you have which set you apart from the competition, especially your athleticism. Be specific about why you want to go to that school such as the academic curriculum. Keep in mind that coaches get hundreds of these emails, so personalization goes a long way.

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

One of the best ways to get on coaches recruiting radar is to go to their prospecting days. It is best to identify 1-2 schools who have their prospecting days close to each other to cut down on travel expenses. Be sure to ask the right questions about the prospecting days such as how many players are expected to be in attendance and if all the coaches on staff going to be there. These are good questions to ask because you may be playing against 50 or 250 other players and that could make a difference of you getting noticed. Use the first few lines of your email to explain who you are and the remaining 1-2 paragraphs include your contact info and references such as coaches and private instructors.

What type of player’s do you primarily look for, a raw athlete or refined lacrosse player?

Athleticism is the first thing we take into account and some “thing” that stands out from the rest of the players, be it stick skills, hustle or tenacity. In your highlight videos, be sure accentuate those skills. A DI guy has a good mixture of drive, skill, and character along with people to reference all of that.

What areas of player development would you recommend West Coast players focus on to compete on the East Coast level?

My best advice is to get the stick in your hands as much as possible and compete with players a level or two above you. Play adult leagues. Playing against older and more experienced players will wear off on you and force you to get better through “osmosis.” Also, don’t just go through the motions while playing, be an active learner, ask questions and learn specifics from experienced players and try to emulate their skills. Seek out the guys who have done it and pick their brain. To play with this kind of competition you may need to travel a little, depending on your area, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to join a travel team, just do your homework.

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

It’s difficult to see everyone when they’re young, it’s just part of the landscape. There are still a lot of great players and late-bloomers who may have been missed, so we keep spots open for that. We are going to recruit nationally regardless, we aren’t locked into any particular areas.

ConnectLAX is a third party recruiting service and not affiliated with or endorsed by United States Military Academy or Joe Alberici.

Team Road Trips

Road games are primarily scheduled in the Northeast. The team travels to Boston, New Jersey and upstate New York. The team also travels to the Baltimore and Washington D.C areas. Other trips in the past include South Bend, IN and Lexington, VA.

Recruit Commits
Jack Rigley Benilde-St.Margaret's Orono, MN Def, LSM
Patrick Dunleavy Saint Mary's HS Arnold, MD Mid
Tim Johnson The Lawrenceville School Allen, TX Def, LSM
Sam Stratton Fayetteville-Manlius Fayetteville, NY Def
Mark Sickler Hershey Hershey, PA Att
Alex Albertson Parkland Allentown, PA Def
Canyon Birch Manasquan Manasquan, NJ Att
Zach Russell Oak Ridge El Dorado Hills, CA LSM, Def
Joe Kassal Regis Jesuit Denver, CO Mid
Nick Turrini Calhoun Merrick, NY Mid
Eamon Murphy Weddington Waxhaw, NC Mid
Dominic Cole Stone Bridge Ashburn, VA Att
Jackson Tyler Summit Summit, NJ Mid
Michael Tangredi Baldwinsville Baldwinsville, NY Mid
Ryan Huff Eastport-South Manor Eastport, NY LSM
Brandon Gibson St. Augustine Prep Sewell, NJ LSM
Luke Hickam Oceanside Oceanside, NY Att
Bailey O'Connor Academy New Church Bryn Athyn, PA Mid
Cameron Aksu Hempfield Landisville, PA Att
Mitch McEntee St. Augustine Prep Sewell, NJ Def
Sean Derby St. Anthony's Seaford, NY LSM
Ned Lynch Deerfield Newton, MA Def
Joey Stillings Eastview Apple Valley, MN Att, Mid
Brent Hauck Lakeville North Lakeville, MN LSM
Knox Dent Cherry Creek Centennial, CO Goal
Reese Burek Fairport highschool Rochester , NY Mid
Drew Bergman Lenape Medford, NJ Att
Theodore Batson Culver Academy Hagerstown, MD Def
Ethan Barangan Culver Academy Plainfield, IL Mid
Ryan Sposito Ithaca Ithaca, NY Mid
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions.
Events By Army West Point Coaches

Army Prospect Camp Session II

"This lacrosse experience is designed to give you direct individual instruction and team skill development."
Jul 16, 2018
West Point, NY
Men, 13 - 18

Army Prospect Camp Session I

"This lacrosse experience is designed to give you direct individual instruction and team skill development."
Jul 10, 2018
West Point, NY
Men, 13 - 18
646 Swift Rd (ATTN: MASG)
West Point, NY, 10996
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580 - 690
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1180 - 1390
28 - 33
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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: 550 - 660 for SAT; 8 - 9 for ACT

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Applicants 14,829 10,864 3,965
% Admitted 10% 10% 9%
% Admits That Enroll 88% 91% 79%

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Engineering (30%)
Social Sciences (14%)
Business (7%)
Computer & Information Sciences (6%)
Foreign Languages (6%)
Interdisciplinary Studies (6%)
Engineering Technology (4%)
Military Tech. & Applied Sciences (4%)
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (3%)
Psychology (3%)
Physical Sciences (3%)
Legal Professions (3%)
History (3%)
Mathematics & Statistics (2%)
Natural Resources & Conservation (2%)
Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (2%)
English Language & Literature (2%)
Philosophy & Religious Studies (1%)
Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies (1%)
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Carnegie Classifications
Basic ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, no graduate coexistence
Graduate InstructionNot classified (Exclusively Undergraduate)
Enrollment ProfileExclusively undergraduate four-year
Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
Size and SettingFour-year, medium, highly residential

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