Cabrini University

Men's D3 Coach: Steve Colfer
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1,709 Undergrads / 2,285 Students
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$22,475 Net Price
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76% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Colonial States (CSAC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
49% / 55%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
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
Mark Ruggiero Bergen Catholic Saddle Brook, NJ Att
Troy Callahan Steinert High School Hamilton, NJ Mid
Stefan Swedlund Randolph High School Mendham, NJ Att
Nolan Tully Haddonfield Memorial High School Haddonfield, NJ Mid
Alexander Grantham St. Joseph High School Glen Gardner, NJ Def, LSM
Antonio Santangelo Rustin High School Glen Mills, PA Att, Mid
Nolan Tully Haddonfield Memorial High School Haddonfield, NJ Mid
Nicklaus Pomajevich Allentown Central Catholic Allentown , PA Mid
Sebastian Tobias St. Augustine Prep Cape May Court House, NJ Def
Quinn Carson Haverford High School Ardmore, PA Att
Connor Watts Green Mountain High School Lakewood, CO Goal
Gavin Lenart Wilson High School, West Lawn PA West Lawn, PA Mid, Att
Sean Barley Red Lion Senior High School York, PA Def, LSM
Shane Phillips Springfield High School Springfield, PA LSM, Def
Brayden Skipper Wilson West Lawn, PA Goal
Connor Zombro Century HS Sykesville, MD Mid
Connor Herraiz Pope John XXIII HS Sparta, NJ Att
Ewan McAloon William Amos Hough HS Cornelius, NC Mid
Samuel Di Trolio Garnet Valley Glen Mills, PA Faceoff
Brady Rauner Ocean City High School Ocean City, NJ Mid
Jake Schneider Ocean City Ocean City , NJ Att, Mid
Brendan Roth The Hun School of Princeton Marlton, NJ Mid
Hunter Waldron Rutgers prep Somerset , NJ Goal
Jack Gerzabek Springfield High School Springfield, PA Def, LSM
Mason Lenart Wilson HS West Lawn, PA Mid
Riley Custodio Sussex Academy Georgetown, DE LSM
Nick Mormando Interboro Shs Prospect Park, PA Mid
Zack Riegler St Joseph Regional HS Montvale, NJ Att
Tyler Carroll Cuthbertson HS Waxhaw, NC Faceoff
Clayton Hollinger Penn Manor HS Millersville, PA Att
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions.
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Events By Cabrini University Coaches
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Radnor, PA
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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
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Niche Grades
Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
440 - 530
500 - 590
880 - 1080
19 - 27

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

SAT Math
SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 3,297 1,161 2,136
% Admitted 76% 75% 76%
% Admits That Enroll 15% 18% 13%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.06
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  • Denied
  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
  • Admission Considerations
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    High School GPA
    High School Rank
    High School Transcript
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    TOEFL (English proficiency)
    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (25%)
    Education (15%)
    Psychology, General (12%)
    Psychology (12%)
    Speech Communication and Rhetoric (11%)
    Communication & Journalism (11%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (9%)
    Social Sciences (8%)
    Special Education and Teaching, General (7%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (6%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (6%)
    Criminology (6%)
    Marketing/Marketing Management, General (5%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (4%)
    Education, General (4%)
    Kinesiology and Exercise Science (4%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (3%)
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    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.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$32,845
    Books & Supplies$1,200
    Cost of Living$12,500
    Personal Expenses$1,700
    Sticker Price$48,245

    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%$23,151
    Federal Grants53%$5,608
    Pell Grants53%$5,246
    Other Federal13%$1,465
    State & Local Grants48%$3,703
    Institutional Grants100%$18,412
    Student Loans83%$8,410
    Federal Loans83%$5,859
    Other Loans17%$12,463

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $45.6 Million $19,938

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $26,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $17,750 $276

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 7.6%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 897 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $46,600

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.86 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 49% 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 1 1
    Fondling 3 3
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary 1 1
    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
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Education-dominant, with Arts & Sciences
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, small, highly residential

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