Dickinson College

Men's D3 Coach: Dave Webster
Profile
Size
3 / 10
2,382 Undergrads / 2,382 Students
Cost
10 / 10
$32,468 Net Price
Selectivity
8 / 10
49% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Centennial Conference

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Small

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
9 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
90%
Overall Graduation Rate
83%
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
80% / 83%
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

Dave Webster is Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Dickinson College. After graduating from Dickinson in 1988, Coach Webster began his coaching career at Marymount University where he started the first program in the university’s history in 1991. He spent seven years there building a highly regarded NCAA Division III program, earning Capital Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors in 1994 and 1997. Coach Webster enjoyed a three-year coaching stint at Franklin & Marshall College where he recruited and coached several All-Americans.

Coach Webster returned to his alma mater, Dickinson College where he has enjoyed tremendous success. After five seasons, Coach Webster recorded his 100th career win and soon after became Dickinson’s all-time win leader. The Red Devils have made four straight NCAA Tournament appearances, winning three consecutive Centennial Conference Championships. Setting numerous school records in 2013, Dickinson won 18 straight games before falling in the NCAA playoffs to finish 18-1.

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

My two pieces of advice are this. First, there is a huge range of schools in DIII, so take care of the “school” aspect first. Determining the type of school will help steer your selection process.

Second, don’t stop developing as an athlete. You shouldn’t give up on playing other sports in order to play year-round lacrosse. Concepts such as footwork, spacing on defense and communication are common in most other team sports. Playing various sports will certainly help increase your athletic ability.

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

Have a plan in place. Prioritize. Make a list of colleges and identify several things you like about them. I like when recruits are very informed about the recruiting process as well as the various lacrosse programs they’re considering. When kids copy and paste 70 coaches to an email it’s evident. Especially, when they copy in the wrong coach’s name. We usually look over those.

Also, be a self-promoter. Stay humble, but be sure to share your personal accomplishments from the classroom and the field. This is your way of being distinctive in the recruiting process.

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

Asking about the program’s style of play is most important. Every program is going to have a distinct way of running things. It doesn’t make sense for an aggressive, takeaway defender to play for a program that is going to run a conservative, zone defense.

If a coach is willing, ask for some game film. This shows serious interest in the lacrosse side of things and in learning about a program’s style of play. It never hurts to go watch a DIII game when you have a free Saturday either.

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

We try to find those guys who haven’t peaked yet. For me, I can tell certain guys have an attitude like they have something to prove. They’re just hungry. You can see it in their play. That mindset is more evident when I meet with the player and their family too.

What’s special about being a student-athlete at Dickinson?

Our program is defined by a certain balance. There are a lot of extracurricular opportunities for our players. Studying abroad, joining clubs and student groups or playing intramural football are some examples to name a few. On the lacrosse side, we practice hard, play fast and run full field. We work to get better and to excel during the season. It’s pretty special because the players really have fun in our program. And I think that fun comes from the players having some balance in their lives.

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

The impact trickles down from the top, like most sports. DI programs are recruiting their talent much earlier. However there is so much talent out there with recruits looking for different types of schools, like a Dickinson or similar DIII school.

We’re still able to find players the traditional ways too. We scout them at tournaments and hear about players through high school or club coaches.

Great, thanks Coach Webster. Any final thoughts?

I see a lot of parents and families get overwhelmed by the whole recruiting process. Just make it a good experience. Make sure there’s balance to the process.

Plan…prioritize…control the chaos.

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Team Road Trips

Most games are played in Maryland and Pennsylvania. They also travel to New Jersey.

Recruit Commits
2020
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Cooper Chamberlain Owen J. Roberts Bucktown, PA Mid, Att
Jack Lenz Archbishop Stepinac White Plains, NY Def
 
2019
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Thomas Harry St. Anne's Belfield School Charlottesville, VA Def
 
2018
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Ryan Schmitz Madison Madison, NJ Mid
Ian Dardani Westminster School Atlanta, GA Att
George Moschos Port Washington Port Washington, NY Goal
Milo Moose St. Paul's School Baltimore, MD Mid
 
2017
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Stroud Corr Hudson High School Hudson, OH Goal
Christopher Mathews Milton Academy Newton, MA Def
Stroud Corr Hudson High School Hudson, OH Goal
George Moschos Paul D. Schreiber Port Washington, NY Goal
Christopher Mathews Milton Academy Newton, MA Def
Christopher Mathews Milton Academy Newton, MA Def
Reese Norton Hyde School Baltimore, MD Mid
Marcus Zaiff Walt Whitman Huntington Station, NY Def, LSM
Henry Cordisco Haverford School Kennett Square, PA Def
Phil Regan Radnor Radnor, PA Mid
Jake Evangelista West Essex Regional Essex Fells, NJ Mid
Matthew Kness Lakeland-Panas Yorktown, NY Def
Connor Ringwalt Episcopal Academy Newtown Square, PA Att
 
2016
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Will Smith Canisius Buffalo, NY Faceoff, Mid
Jack Ward Duxbury High School Duxbury, MA LSM, Def
Jack Ward Duxbury Duxbury, MA Def, LSM
Ben Levin Simsbury Simsbury, CT Att, Mid
Zack Levin Simsbury Simsbury, CT Att, Mid
Jack Ward Duxbury High School Duxbury, MA LSM, Def
Chet Bancroft Hopewell Valley Pennington, NJ Def
Max Menkes Bullis School Bethesda, MD Mid
Rocco Casaceli Longmeadow Longmeadow, MA Def
Ryan Schaffer James Caldwell West Caldwell, NJ Mid
 
2015
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions.
Events By Dickinson College Coaches
Jun 27 '19
Carlisle, PA
 
Men's 13-18
Location
College and Louther Streets, Carlisle, PA, 17013, Carlisle, PA, 17013 See Directions
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Where Grads Live
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Harrisburg Pennsylvania Area
  • Baltimore Maryland Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Pittsburgh Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Allentown Pennsylvania Area
  • Hartford Connecticut Area
  • Raleigh-Durham North Carolina Area
Where Grads Work
  • US Army
  • Deloitte
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Wells Fargo
  • IBM
  • Merck
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Bank of America
  • EY
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Accenture
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Merrill Lynch
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Vanguard
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Sales
  • Media and Communication
  • Research
  • Operations
  • Legal
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Consulting
  • Administrative
  • Program and Project Management
  • Community and Social Services
  • Healthcare Services
  • Information Technology
Data from
Niche Grades
Overall
Student Life
Professors
Academics
Test Scores
SAT
Critical Reading
590 - 680
Math
610 - 705
Total
1270 - 1450
ACT
Composite
28 - 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: 600 - 690 for SAT

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 5,941 2,404 3,537
% Admitted 49% 48% 49%
% Admits That Enroll 21% 22% 20%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.78
  • Accepted
  • Denied
  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
  • 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.

    Social Sciences (27%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (15%)
    Business (8%)
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies (7%)
    Foreign Languages (7%)
    Psychology (7%)
    History (4%)
    Physical Sciences (4%)
    Natural Resources & Conservation (4%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (3%)
    Philosophy & Religious Studies (3%)
    English Language & Literature (3%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (3%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (2%)
    Legal Professions (2%)
    Public Admin. & Social Services (2%)
    Interdisciplinary Studies
    Financial
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.

    $32,468

    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$52,955
    Books & Supplies$1,170
    Cost of Living$13,236
    Personal Expenses$1,710
     
    Sticker Price$69,071

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    79% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

     
    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship76%$34,171
    Federal Grants14%$5,365
    Pell Grants14%$4,289
    Other Federal14%$1,114
    State & Local Grants7%$3,440
    Institutional Grants76%$33,079
     
    Student Loans48%$5,769
    Federal Loans42%$4,101
    Other Loans12%$8,845

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

     
    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Endowment
    Financial Assets $413 Million $173,304

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.

    Debt

    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $21,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

     
    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $19,700 $223

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 1.3%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 597 students.

    Salary

    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $57,400

    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: 5.21 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 80% of students graduate on time.

    Events Attending
    Trackable Events
    NE Top 150 Showcase Camp
    Jul 11-13 '18
    RI: Portsmouth
       
       
     
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    Team Social
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    Campus Safety
     
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 8 6
    Fondling 4 4
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary 12 9
    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 ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
    Undergrad InstructionArts & sciences focus, 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, small, highly residential

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