Cabrini College

Men's D3 Coach: Steve Colfer
Profile
Size
3 / 10
1,650 Undergrads / 2,436 Students
Cost
8 / 10
$24,958 Net Price
Selectivity
3 / 10
71% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Colonial States (CSAC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • 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
13 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
70%
Overall Graduation Rate
60%
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
60%
Calendar System
Semester
Religious Affiliation
Brethren Church
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

This week we spoke with Head Coach Steve Colfer of Cabrini College to get his advice on the recruiting process. We know college recruiting is a challenge for even the best player’s; finding the right fit on campus and on the field is no easy task. It is important for players to do their homework in order to understand which colleges fit their academic, athletic, social, and geographic preferences. And also financial, the Economist just put out an article stating that 15% of college debt borrowers default within three years of repayment.

Every recruiting plan is different, but yours should include the following: invest in your game and in the classroom, create a realistic list of target schools and initiate contact with coaches you are interested in, both online and by attending their camps. You can create your target list here: www.connectlax.com/colleges

Relationship building is also key to the recruitment process. College coaches turn to high school and club coaches for an accurate assessment of potential recruits. Don’t be shy about communicating your desire to play at the next level to your coaches and demonstrate you are hungry for that opportunity.

Steve Colfer is currently the assistant director of athletics for recruitment and retention at Cabrini. He is in his 14th season as the men’s head lacrosse coach. Coach Colfer works closely with the College’s enrollment management division, coaches and student-athletes to enhance the overall experience from recruitment to graduation. He has won over 150 games as a head coach and often plays one of the nation’s toughest schedules in Division III facing numerous USILA Top 20 teams. This week, Cabrini is ranked No. 2 in the USILA poll and is one of four remaining undefeated teams in Division III. Let’s hear what Coach Colfer has to say:

What advice do you have for players interested in DIII schools?

Every boy’s dream is to play for a team that makes the Final Four on Memorial Day weekend, and that is okay. As the recruiting process unfolds young players must look closer at which programs meet their needs. Ask questions such as “Is this a new program emerging into a top 20 team?” “Is the coach recruiting me or am I recruiting him?” Finally, think beyond the idea of being a starting player. It is important to identify schools that fit a player from an environmental standpoint. A young player must consider schools from an academic, athletic, social and geographical standpoint. Ask yourself, “What is the student life like here?”

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

Be proactive with emails and phone calls. Mention specific features of the lacrosse program or specific features of the school. This way coaches know you are contacting them directly and not just sending generic emails to a bunch of coaches. Relationship building is essential. Often times, college coaches ask for insight from their contacts at the high school and club level because these coaches may know players that fit the college coach’s specific playing style. So, develop a good reputation with your high school or club coaches. They can offer strong recommendations that college coaches will really value.

What type of players do you look for–raw athletes or refined lacrosse players?

Hopefully recruits will be a combination of both. Most importantly, players need to have the ability to get better every day. First, be an athlete. Then be able to compete and work hard at every practice and every drill. If you combine work ethic with a developing skill set, players have a really good chance at being strong college players. It’s something that is hard to do. Some players, not all, have the willingness to play hard at practice every day. These are the players that will be foundational players for a program.

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

If you’re an offensive guy, work on shooting and hand placement. At Cabrini we focus a lot on that because we take a lot of shots on offense. Defensively, players need to have quick feet and very solid body positioning. Jump rope, use cones, or use other agility drills in order to improve in those areas.

How has the recruiting landscape impacted your approach to recruiting?

It has impacted us in every way possible. We used to be able to scout players in their junior year and add them to our senior watch list. Then, we could have those rising seniors visit over the summer and fall and make their decision in February or March of their senior year. Now, we shifted our recruiting process up about 12 months. We treat the junior recruits like we used to treat our senior recruits.

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Team Road Trips

The team plays the majority of its away games within Pennsylvania. Games are also played in both Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. often times.

Recruit Commits
2018
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Casey Starner Nazareth Blue Eagles Lacrosse Nazareth, PA Def, LSM
Matt Ingersoll Lenape Mt laurel, NJ Att, Mid
Chris Brady Quakertown Quakertown, PA Goal
Jarod Howe Cumberland Valley Mechanicsburg, PA Mid
Konner Caplin Boys' Latin Cockeysville, MD Att
Cole Snyder Wilson West Lawn West Lawn, PA Mid
Aidan McCarthy Northport Northport, NY LSM
Corbin Carraghan Emmaus Emmaus, PA LSM
 
2017
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Jake Cordes Somers Somers, NY Def, LSM
Leo Godefroy Princeton Princeton, NJ Goal
Casey Collins Calvert Hall Baltimore, MD Mid
Jason Archer Montville Montville Twp, NJ Mid
Jack Walsh Camden Catholic Marlton, NJ Def, LSM
Nick Matty Springfield-Delco Springfield, PA Def
Evan Trizonis Garnet Valley Garnet Valley, PA Mid
Zachary Kleban Central Bucks West Doylestown, PA Def, LSM
Shira Griffin Mount Olive Mount Olive, NJ Att
Nick Brolsma Allentown Central Catholic Allentown, PA LSM, Def
 
2016
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Kyle Myers Arthur L Johnson Clark, NJ Def, LSM
Mike Gerzabek Springfield-Delco Springfield, PA Att
Harrison Schadt St. Augustine Prep Sewell, NJ Att
Chase Oberlin Bel Air Bel Air, MD Att
Kyle Barkley Havre de Grace Havre de Grace, MD Mid
Christopher Stefanowicz Liberty Jackson, NJ Def, LSM
Jake Klein Wilson West Lawn, PA Mid, Att
Tyler Klein Garnet Valley Garnet Valley, PA Att, Mid
Axel Efinger Joel Barlow Easton, CT Mid
Bobby Cressman Berks Catholic Reading, PA Mid
R.J. Wolf Cherokee Marlton, NJ Def
Tommy Deluca Apex Apex, NC Def
 
2015
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions.
Location
610 King of Prussia Rd, Radnor, PA, 19087 See Directions
Team Videos
Where Grads Live
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Reading Pennsylvania Area
  • Baltimore Maryland Area
  • Allentown Pennsylvania Area
  • Lancaster Pennsylvania Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Harrisburg Pennsylvania Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
Where Grads Work
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • Vanguard
  • GSK
  • Merck
  • Upper Darby School District
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • UPS
  • Pfizer
  • SAP
  • USLI
  • Comcast Cable
  • Comcast
  • Aetna
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Chester County Intermediate Unit
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Media and Communication
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Support
  • Administrative
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Community and Social Services
  • Healthcare Services
  • Arts and Design
  • Consulting
Data from
Academics
Test Scores
SAT
Critical Reading
440 - 530
Math
440 - 520
Total
880 - 1050
ACT
Composite
19 - 23

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: 390 - 490 for SAT

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SAT Math
SAT Reading

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Admissions
 
Total
Male
Female
Applicants 3,186 1,145 2,041
% Admitted 71% 70% 71%
% Admits That Enroll 21% 24% 20%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.06
  • 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.

    Business (24%)
    Education (14%)
    Communication & Journalism (13%)
    Social Sciences (9%)
    Psychology (9%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (7%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (5%)
    Public Admin. & Social Services (5%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (3%)
    History (3%)
    English Language & Literature (3%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (2%)
    Philosophy & Religious Studies (1%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences
    Interdisciplinary Studies
    Physical Sciences
    Foreign Languages
    Computer & Information Sciences
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies
    Financial
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.

    $24,958

    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$30,588
    Books & Supplies$1,200
    Cost of Living$12,500
    Personal Expenses$1,700
     
    Sticker Price$45,988

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    99% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

     
    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship99%$19,119
    Federal Grants52%$5,113
    Pell Grants52%$4,958
    Other Federal7%$1,123
    State & Local Grants43%$3,562
    Institutional Grants98%$15,117
     
    Student Loans75%$11,844
    Federal Loans75%$9,350
    Other Loans13%$14,326

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

     
    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Endowment
    Financial Assets $43.9 Million $18,019

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 4.6%

    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 2 2
    Fondling 1 1
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 1 1
    Burglary 8 7
    Motor Vehicle Theft - -
    Arson 2 2

    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 InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Education-dominant, with other professional programs
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, small, highly residential

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