Queens Univ. of Charlotte

Men's D2 Coach: Chris Panos
Profile
Size
3 / 10
1,719 Undergrads / 2,507 Students
Cost
8 / 10
$24,512 Net Price
Selectivity
2 / 10
79% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    South Atlantic (SAC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: 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
10 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
78%
Overall Graduation Rate
54%
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
46% / 54%
Calendar System
Semester
Religious Affiliation
Interdenominational
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

The recruiting landscape is evolving and earlier commitments are creating a trickle down effect for Division II and III coaches. As a result of online recruiting services and email, players can more easily connect with coaches, allowing Juniors and Seniors to stay in the recruiting game to the end. This allows schools like Queens University to find strong recruits at the finish line.

Coach Jim Fritz at Queens University of Charlotte touched upon this in his exclusive interview with us about the recruiting process at the Division 2 level. In his 23-year coaching career he has won over 185 games, three Deep South Conference Championships and has produced 32 all-Americans. Additionally, Fritz has been named conference coach of the year five times.

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

Like any program, players should be putting time into their skills and their conditioning. As far as playing for Division II, start researching different schools and reaching out to the coaches through email. Send a video, say where you’re going to be in the summer and fall. Understand that Division II is a scholarship program, so we’re going to do our research as well.

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

At this point it’s really just to email us, and let us know that you’re interested. Include the video and tell us where you are going to be and where we can see you over the summer and in the fall.

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

Biggest thing is their skills. There are so many kids just playing for select teams and not putting time into individual teams, which kids used to do in the past. Working on your skills is critical. And also working on your lacrosse IQ.

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

We look for both. At the division II level, we’re not going to get that really big athletic kid who is also a refined player. So we in DII are going to look for those raw athletes we can develop over time.

What is special about being a student-athlete at Queens University of Charlotte?

I think there are a couple things. One is support of the school. Two is Queens is unique. We have a really nice campus with nice facilities. It’s campus is small but it’s only five minutes from downtown Charlotte, which definitely makes it unique.

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

It’s changed a lot. Obviously like anybody else, we’re on the road a lot in the summer and the fall, and the way it has impacted us the most at our level is the time frame. Traditionally, we get a letter or email from someone and then you get a chance to see them over the summer and have them visit the school, and basically the recruiting process would take months. Now we’re getting kids visiting as rising juniors and some who are even rising seniors, so now the timeline is more condensed. We see you, you come visit and then we wrap it up by November, so there are not a lot of calls and letters and things in between. People are making their decisions a lot more just based on the first visit alone.

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

First things first, we don’t need the music. Also, I understand a lot of players want to send highlights, and highlights are great but you have to include games. Whether it’s a quarter, or a full half, coaches don’t want to just see you scoring goals. They want to see you pick up the ground ball, how do you clear? On offense did you feed off the dodge, how did you dodge? If you’re an attack man how hard do you ride? You can tell all that just from a highlight video.

Some final thoughts from Coach James Fritz:

Where we’re going right now in lacrosse, especially in relation to DII, a lot of people look at DI as the place that you need to go. But there’s only so many open slots, and there is a lot of great lacrosse that you can play in DII and DIII. I think sometimes people don’t realize that.

ConnectLAX is a third party recruiting service and not affiliated with or endorsed by Queens University of Charlotte or James Fritz.

Team Road Trips

Road games generally stay around the Southeast and within the Carolina's. The team has also traveled to Burlington, North Carolina for the Conference Carolinas Tournament. Other trips in the past include Lynchburg College.

Recruit Commits
2020
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Eli Morin Kennesaw Mountain Marietta, GA Att, Mid
Zachary Terry Fort Mill High School Fort Mill, SC Att, Mid
 
2019
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Casey Campbell Manasquan High School Sea Girt, NJ Att
 
2018
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Brenden Hennessy Waubonsie Valley Aurora, IL Mid
Jacob Farquhar Plano East Wylie, TX Def
 
2017
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Gabe Liebetreu Grand Haven Grand Haven, MI Goal
Sean Mills Batavia Batavia, IL Mid
 
2016
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Eric Fitz Leesville Road High School Raleigh, NC Mid, Att
Charlie DiGristina Jamesville-DeWitt Syracuse, NY Att
Dan Harris Irondequoit Irondequoit, NY LSM
Eric Fitz Leesville Road High School Raleigh, NC Mid, Att
Alex Constantinidis Oak Hall School Gainesville, FL Mid
J.R. Pack Northwest Guilford Greensboro, NC Def, LSM
A.J. Curtiss Caldwell North Caldwell, NJ Mid
Anthony Valenza Long Reach Columbia, MD Goal
 
2015
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Zach Woeste St. Charles North High School St. Charles, IL Def, LSM
Connor Duffus Glen Ridge Glen Ridge, NJ Goal
Ryon Bellamy Scotia-Glenville Scotia, NY Def
Mike Bonerbo St. Augustine Prep Sewell, NJ Att
Bryce Carter Blue Ridge School Lawrenceville, GA LSM, Def
Jake Coleman Vero Beach Vero Beach, FL LSM, Def
Jackson Hall Sharon Sharon, MA Def
Mitch Hughes Olentangy Liberty Powell, OH Att
Zach Woeste St. Charles North High School St. Charles, IL Def, LSM
Bryan Landers Virtual Charter Summerville, SC Att
Jesse Oliver Hill Academy Markham, ON Att, Mid
Gavin Perry Bridgewater-Raynham Raynham, MA Att
Austin Retalic Central Cabarrus Cabarrus, NC Att
Vince Valenza Long Reach/Canisius Columbia, MD Att
Nick Carlson Patuxent/Southern Maryland Patuxent, MD Mid
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions.
Events By Queens Univ. of Charlotte Coaches
Jul 27-28 '18
Charlotte, NC
 
Men's 13-18
Oct 7 '18
Charlotte, NC
 
Men's 13-18
Oct 6 '19
Charlotte, NC
 
Men's 13-18
Oct 4 '20
Charlotte, NC
 
Men's 13-18
Location
1900 Selwyn Ave, Charlotte, NC, 28274, Charlotte, NC, 28274 See Directions
Team Videos
Where Grads Live
  • Charlotte North Carolina Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Raleigh-Durham North Carolina Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Greensboro/Winston-Salem North Carolina Area
  • Greenville South Carolina Area
  • Charleston South Carolina Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Asheville North Carolina Area
  • Richmond Virginia Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Jacksonville Florida Area
Where Grads Work
  • Bank of America
  • Wells Fargo
  • Carolinas Healthcare System
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Duke Energy Corporation
  • Novant Health
  • TIAA-CREF
  • Central Piedmont Community College
  • AT&T
  • Vanguard
  • UNC Charlotte
  • Microsoft
  • Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Ally Financial Inc.
  • LPL Financial
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Services
  • Media and Communication
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Consulting
  • Support
  • Human Resources
  • Program and Project Management
  • Community and Social Services
  • Administrative
  • Information Technology
Data from
Niche Grades
Overall
Student Life
Professors
Academics
Test Scores
SAT
Critical Reading
470 - 570
Math
500 - 590
Total
1020 - 1250
ACT
English
21 - 29
Math
19 - 26
Composite
21 - 26

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.

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 2,155 655 1,500
% Admitted 79% 76% 80%
% Admits That Enroll 23% 29% 20%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.71
  • 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)
    Admissions Office
    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Health Professions (30%)
    Business (14%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (13%)
    Communication & Journalism (10%)
    Psychology (7%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (5%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (5%)
    Public Admin. & Social Services (4%)
    Social Sciences (3%)
    Foreign Languages (2%)
    English Language & Literature (2%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (1%)
    Natural Resources & Conservation (1%)
    Philosophy & Religious Studies (1%)
    Physical Sciences (1%)
    Education (1%)
    History
    Liberal Arts & Sciences
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    Financial
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.

    $24,512

    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$33,532
    Books & Supplies$1,000
    Cost of Living$11,844
    Personal Expenses$2,400
     
    Sticker Price$48,776

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    98% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

     
    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship97%$22,152
    Federal Grants21%$4,457
    Pell Grants21%$4,414
    Other Federal0%$2,500
    State & Local Grants24%$4,855
    Institutional Grants97%$20,024
     
    Student Loans59%$7,518
    Federal Loans59%$5,680
    Other Loans5%$20,088

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

     
    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Endowment
    Financial Assets $146 Million $58,219

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.

    Debt

    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $25,765.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

     
    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $19,500 $274

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 5.6%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 917 students.

    Salary

    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $42,200

    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: 6.44 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 46% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
     
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 2 2
    Fondling - -
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary 12 7
    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: Business-dominant, with Arts & Sciences
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, small, highly residential

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