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Eastern Connecticut State University

Men's D3
Coach: Brian Tilley
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6 / 10
5,171 Undergrads / 5,362 Students
4 / 10
$17,014 Net Price
7 / 10
58% Admitted
Team Conference
Little East Conf. (LEC)
College Type
4-year, Public
Campus Type
Town: Fringe
Student Body

Undergrad Breakdown

Student-to-faculty Ratio

16 to 1

Return For Sophomore Year


Overall Graduation Rate


Graduate On Time / in 6 Years

42% / 54%

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

It’s the little things such as having a positive attitude on and off the field and brushing things off when the ball doesn’t bounce your way that helps coaches differentiate between good high school players and great college players. Anyone can score goals but being a great teammate and always hustling are just as important. We spoke with Eastern Connecticut State University Head Coach Justin Axel about the significance of doing the little things the right way in order to get noticed. In the summer of 2007, former Salisbury University recruiting coordinator Justin Axel was named as the first full time head men’s lacrosse coach in the history of the Eastern Connecticut State University men’s intercollegiate lacrosse program.

In five years, Axel has compiled an overall record of 81-42 (68.5 percent), leading the Warriors to a 42-4 regular-season conference mark, three Little East Conference playoff championships, three undefeated LEC regular-season crowns, and the program’s first win ever in the NCAAs.

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

The best advice I could give to players interested in playing DIII lacrosse is to continue to play multiple sports in high school. Don’t focus so much on one sport but rather continue being a well-rounded athlete. Do the extra workouts, kids that do their homework have the leg up on those who have skipped the weight room.

What’s the best way to get on your recruiting radar? Any things recruits shouldn’t do?

There are a couple things recruits should do in order to get on our recruiting radar. Send emails to coaches asking about their prospect days, include your schedule with the tournaments and showcases you will be attending over the summer. Don’t be afraid to follow-up with a coach and stay up to date with your academic and lacrosse information.

Recruits should not have emails sent by mom and dad. We want to see the recruit taking the initiative not their parents; coaches can tell when a parent writes an email and when the player writes it.

What’s a question you wished recruits asked you more during the recruiting process?

Personally, I wished recruits asked questions along the line of what do you expect and what are you looking for from me the player? How many players are you bringing in? How have student-athletes in the past found success in particular majors and after college searching for jobs?

These types of questions help coaches give recruits accurate answers during the recruiting process.

What are a few indicators that help you determine whether a good high school player will become a great college player?

We look for players who show great effort and are always hustling to the ball. Also, we look to determine what type of character a player has. Is this a good kid? What about his mental demeanor? Is he able to brush things off and keep working when the ball doesn’t bounce his way? All of these factors help us determine whether a good high school player will become a great college player.

What’s special about being a student-athlete Eastern Connecticut State University?

Eastern Connecticut State University is a really special place where lacrosse is truly valued and important. Lacrosse at a lot of college campuses doesn’t really hold much importance especially in Division III.

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

The accelerated recruiting process has placed a tremendous amount of strain and pressure on student athletes. Unfortunately, kids in high school feel the need to make an incredibly important decision at such a young age because the accelerated recruiting process allows recruits to verbally commit as early as 8th grade.

However some kids don’t grow into their bodies until much later in high school and these diamonds in the rough sometimes fall to DIII programs like Eastern Connecticut State University and have tremendous success at our level.

ConnectLAX is a third party recruiting service and not affiliated with or endorsed by Eastern Connecticut State University or Justin Axel.

Team Road Trips

Most games are played in Massachusetts, New York, Conneticut, and New Hampshire. They have also played in New Jersey.

Recruit Commits
John Funk Pomperaug Southbury, CT Goal
Richard Burnham Randolph Union Randolph, VT Def, LSM
Cameron Lauzon East Catholic hs Vernon, CT LSM
Cameron Lauzon East Catholic Vernon, CT LSM
Mike Hart Newton North Newtonville, MA Def
Brett Chin Framingham Framingham, MA Mid
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Willimantic, CT, 06226
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Test Scores

Critical Reading
480 - 560
470 - 560
950 - 1120
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: 470 - 560 for SAT

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Applicants 5,863 2,530 3,333
% Admitted 58% 54% 61%
% Admits That Enroll 30% 30% 30%
Enrolled Freshman Average GPA 3.08

Admission Considerations

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High School Rank
High School Transcript
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TOEFL (English proficiency)

Majors / Programs

Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

Business (18%)
Social Sciences (10%)
Psychology (10%)
Liberal Arts & Sciences (10%)
Communication & Journalism (9%)
Education (6%)
Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (6%)
Visual & Performing Arts (5%)
Computer & Information Sciences (5%)
English Language & Literature (5%)
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (4%)
Public Admin. & Social Services (4%)
Mathematics & Statistics (3%)
History (3%)
Physical Sciences (1%)
Foreign Languages (1%)
Philosophy & Religious Studies
Health Professions
Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies

Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


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.

On Campus
Tuition & Fees$10,500 $23,361
Books & Supplies$1,000 $1,000
Cost of Living$12,559 $12,559
Personal Expenses$2,251 $2,251
Sticker Price$26,310 $39,171
Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

92% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.
% Receiving Aid
Avg. Aid Amount
Type of Aid
Grant or Scholarship77%$7,111
Federal Grants35%$4,763
Pell Grants35%$4,578
Other Federal14%$457
State & Local Grants10%$3,828
Institutional Grants71%$4,775
Student Loans76%$7,121
Federal Loans75%$5,472
Other Loans11%$11,548
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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

Per Student
Financial Assets $13.5 Million $2,519
Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.
3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 5.0%
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 4 4
Fondling 1 -
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery 1 -
Aggravated Assault - -
Burglary 2 2
Motor Vehicle Theft 2 -
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
Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
Undergrad InstructionArts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Education-dominant, with other professional 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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