Lincoln Memorial University

Men's D2 Coach: Carroll Kennedy
Profile
Size
5 / 10
1,659 Undergrads / 4,254 Students
Cost
4 / 10
$16,276 Net Price
Selectivity
8 / 10
50% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    South Atlantic (SAC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    Town: Distant

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
13 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
70%
Overall Graduation Rate
64%
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
60%
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

Keeping an open mind is key to finding success in the recruiting process. Coaches move around and doors open and close outside of your control. For high school athletes looking for scholarship opportunities and competitive lacrosse, Division II schools have a lot of teams at a wide range of institutions. College is a 40-year, not a 4-year decision so finding a place that fits you on and off the field is important.

We spoke with Ryan Kuhn of Lincoln Memorial University, who is building a lacrosse program in the expanding South Atlantic Conference. LMU is located in Tennessee, where lacrosse is growing rapidly. College programs help in accelerating this growth and providing a local venue for young laxers to see college lacrosse firsthand.

What advice do you have for players interested in playing D2 lacrosse?

Basically it varies between divisions. Obviously you have division I, which is the highest level and II which is kind of a wedge between both division I and division III. A lot of the schools in this division are midsize schools, not super large but not super small. When it comes to a player trying to make their college choice I would say that, in terms of having a good plan, first think about what they want to do with their academic studies. Do they want to be closer to home or further away from home? And then certainly, I think the last piece of that is athletics. You have a lot of schools at the DII level that are really strong, both academically and athletically. Basically what it all comes down to is what is the best fit for the person. Education is the most important thing, lacrosse is one of those things that can open a lot of doors for student-athletes to improve their college experience.

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

I would say that the easiest way, with the way technology has improved over the years, is to definitely email all the schools you’re interested in. Whether it be the head coach or the assistant coach, reach out to them individually. Keep on introducing yourself, show that you are interested in the school and also include a highlight video. I will tell you, that we as coaches, look at every piece of film. The thing about being a student-athlete is we are always trying to improve our roster from top to bottom. Film is definitely a big part of that. Recruit profiles are helpful in that your film and information is in one place and easy to evaluate.

What are your do’s and don’ts, likes and dislikes of recruiting videos? If you have any.

The best thing is to not have them be too long. I would say at least a 3-4 minute highlight video is really good because a lot of times, the coaches can tell what they want to see within the first 30 seconds. Also, I have seen this in the past, don’t only show highlights of you scoring goals and assisting goals. Put some footage of you playing off-ball, some of you riding the ball. What we want is a well-rounded athlete.

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

I don’t think that anybody is ever a finished product. We are always trying to improve ourselves and improve our players. One area you can always improve on is you, by studying film. Don’t only study film on yourself, study film on other teams. Just so that you can increase your IQ, because that’s one of the big things we look for, players that have a really high lacrosse IQ.

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

I think it’s a little bit of both. You can’t really teach athleticism so that always helps, but being a refined lacrosse player also helps a great deal. Concentration on skills and having a high lacrosse IQ, if you can have a little bit of both, those are the guys that we love coaching.

What is special about being a student-athlete at Lincoln Memorial?

We always try to tell them just how important the student-athlete experience is. It helps you prepare for life off the field. It gives you an opportunity to prepare yourself for the work force. We’re very regimented in what we do, in terms of sectioning off time to get your studies done. It really helps you to prepare for life outside of college once you hit the work force.

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

I think it has helped quite a bit, especially at the Division II and Division III levels. Early recruiting is great in a lot of ways, especially because it helps us out with a lot of players who are late bloomers. They have a great junior and senior year and they are still looking for a great place to play and we are able to give them that opportunity. So it has helped us get some really high quality student-athletes.

Some final thoughts from Coach Ryan Kuhn:

Anyone looking to play lacrosse college lacrosse and play at the next level, there are so many different opportunities across Divisions I, II and III. It really boils down to finding the best fit for you, academically and athletically, and putting yourself in the best situation. For an 18 year old, it’s usually the first big decision that they have to make. They have to do what’s best for them and their future.

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Team Road Trips

Lincoln Memorial University will begin Division II men's lacrosse competition in the spring of 2015. The team will play in the South Atlantic conference.

Recruit Commits
2018
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Tanner Popovich Oakland high school murfreesboro , TN Mid
Mark Homefeld Hauppauge Hauppauge, NY Att
Tanner Popovich Oakland high school murfreesboro , TN Mid
Tanner Popovich Oakland high school murfreesboro , TN Mid
Trevor Kempf Lebanon Lebanon, OH Att
 
2017
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Bob Marly Pat med Medford, NY Att, Faceoff
Mike Kessler Wantagh highschool Wantagh, NY Goal
Anthony Teresky Wantagh Wantagh, NY Att
Bryce Hughes Bowling Green, OH Mid
Anthony Teresky Wantagh Wantagh, NY Att
Bob Marly Pat med Medford, NY Att, Faceoff
Christopher Tucker Wantagh Wantagh, NY Att
Mike Kessler Wantagh highschool Wantagh, NY Goal
 
2016
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Richard Russo Wantagh High School Wantagh, NY Att, Mid
Noah Alvarez Bryan Station High School Lexington, KY LSM, Def
Curtiss Pellegrino Carolina Forest High School Myrtle Beach , SC Mid
Richard Russo Wantagh High School Wantagh, NY Att, Mid
Noah Alvarez Bryan Station High School Lexington, KY LSM, Def
Richard Russo Wantagh Wantagh, NY Att, Mid
Craig Settles Bryan Station Bryan Station, KY Mid, Att
Chad Walters Sprayberry Marietta, GA Att
Hunter Clark Sprayberry Marietta, GA Mid, Faceoff
Curtiss Pellegrino Carolina Forest High School Myrtle Beach , SC Mid
Curtiss Pellegrino Carolina Forest Myrtle Beach, SC Mid
 
2015
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
James Bulleman Socastee High School Myrtle Beach, SC LSM, Def
Alex Gjokaj Henry Ford II Detroit , MI Att, Mid
Ross Patrick Newsome Tampa, FL Mid, Att
Frank Sergi III Hamilton Southeastern Fishers, IN Def, LSM
James Bulleman Socastee High School Myrtle Beach, SC LSM, Def
Ross Patrick Newsome Tampa, FL Mid, Att
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions.
Location
6965 Cumberland Gap Pkwy, Harrogate, TN, 37752 See Directions
Team Videos
Where Grads Live
  • Knoxville Tennessee Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Johnson City Tennessee Area
  • Chattanooga Tennessee Area
  • Greater Nashville Area
  • Lexington Kentucky Area
  • Cincinnati Area
  • Greater Detroit Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Greenville South Carolina Area
  • Canada
  • Savannah Georgia Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Raleigh-Durham North Carolina Area
Where Grads Work
  • Knox County Schools
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Cobb County Schools
  • LMU-DCOM
  • Fulton County Schools
  • Atlanta Public Schools
  • Covenant Health
  • University of Tennessee
  • Blount County Schools
  • Blount Memorial Hospital
  • UT Medical Center
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Scripps Networks Interactive
  • Forsyth County Schools
  • Whitfield County Schools
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Healthcare Services
  • Operations
  • Sales
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Administrative
  • Community and Social Services
  • Support
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Consulting
  • Media and Communication
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
Data from
Academics
Test Scores
SAT
Critical Reading
450 - 550
Math
440 - 560
Total
890 - 1110
ACT
English
19 - 25
Math
17 - 24
Composite
19 - 24

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.

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 1,484 421 1,014
% Admitted 50% 38% 56%
% Admits That Enroll 40% 72% 31%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.41
Admission Considerations
 
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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.

Health Professions (45%)
Business (14%)
Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (9%)
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement (7%)
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (6%)
Education (5%)
Psychology (3%)
English Language & Literature (2%)
Natural Resources & Conservation (2%)
Public Admin. & Social Services (2%)
Visual & Performing Arts (2%)
History (1%)
Mathematics & Statistics (1%)
Physical Sciences (1%)
Communication & Journalism
Philosophy & Religious Studies
Financial
Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.

$16,276

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$21,050
Books & Supplies$1,400
Cost of Living$9,881
Personal Expenses$5,470
 
Sticker Price$37,801

Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

100% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

 
Receiving Aid %
Avg. Aid Amount
Type of Aid
Grant or Scholarship100%$18,627
Federal Grants51%$5,541
Pell Grants51%$4,727
Other Federal31%$1,337
State & Local Grants49%$5,422
Institutional Grants100%$13,077
 
Student Loans81%$4,208
Federal Loans81%$3,896
Other Loans2%$10,242

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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

 
Total Amount
Per Student
Endowment
Financial Assets $34.4 Million $8,091

Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.

3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 3.8%

Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.5%.

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Campus Safety
 
On Campus
In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape - -
Fondling - -
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery - -
Aggravated Assault - -
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: Larger Programs
Undergrad InstructionProfessions focus, some graduate coexistence
Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Single program-Education
Enrollment ProfileMajority graduate
Undergrad ProfileFour-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in
Size and SettingFour-year, medium, primarily residential

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