Dickinson College

Men's D3 Coach: Dave Webster
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2,399 Undergrads / 2,399 Students
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$33,139 Net Price
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40% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Centennial Conference

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Small

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

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
Jack Deady Western Reserve Academy Milton, GA Def
Mack Gray Ponte Vedra High School Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Def
Preston Boyd Avon Grove High School West Grove, PA Att
Josh Smith Harriton High School Narberth, PA Mid
Jack Cratty St Marys HS Annapolis, MD Def
Ethan Ackerman Seton Hall Prep West Orange, NJ LSM
Merrick Carey The Bullis School Potomac, MD Def
Sam Bunten Winston Churchill HS Potomac, MD Mid
Will Single Landon School Bethesda, MD Mid
Charles Baughan Portsmouth Abbey School Portsmouth, RI Att
Sawyer Brewer Cherry Creek HS Greenwood Village, CO Faceoff
Luke Devlin Rumson Fair Haven Regional HS Rumson, NJ Att
Landen Hyatt St Johns College HS Washington, DC Att
Christian Swope St Johns College HS Washington, DC Def
Jack Cratty St Marys High School Annapolis Annapolis, MD Def
Duke Edmondson Westfield high school Westfield , NJ Goal
Ben Tompkins William Penn Charter School Coatesville, PA Goal
Michael Crawford St. Andrew's Episcopal School Potomac, MD Faceoff
Ethan Gess Glen Rock HS Glen Rock, NJ Att
Owen Porter Boston College HS Dorchester, MA Att
Colin Williams St Peters Prep Jersey City, NJ Att
Brooks Klyver Fairfield Ludlowe HS Fairfield, CT Faceoff
Carter Wilmot Don Bosco Prep HS Ramsey, NJ Mid
Jacob Strouch Weston HS Weston, CT Mid
Max Emery Baum The Haverford School Haverford, PA Mid
Ben Trucksess The Haverford School Haverford, PA LSM
Cooper Chamberlain Owen J. Roberts Bucktown, PA Mid, Att
Jack Lenz Archbishop Stepinac White Plains, NY Def
Sascha Gannon Belmont Hill School Belmont, MA Att
John McKee Episcopal HS Alexandria, VA Faceoff
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Jun 27 '19
Carlisle, PA
Men's 13-18
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Test Scores
Critical Reading
590 - 680
610 - 705
1270 - 1450
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

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Applicants 6,426 2,689 3,737
% Admitted 40% 38% 41%
% Admits That Enroll 18% 20% 16%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.78
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Social Sciences (24%)
    Business (11%)
    International Business/Trade/Commerce (11%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (11%)
    Foreign Languages (8%)
    International Relations and Affairs (6%)
    Economics, General (6%)
    English Language and Literature, General (5%)
    English Language & Literature (5%)
    Natural Resources & Conservation (5%)
    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (5%)
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies (5%)
    Physical Sciences (5%)
    Psychology (4%)
    Psychology, General (4%)
    Political Science and Government, General (4%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (4%)
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$56,523
    Books & Supplies$1,290
    Cost of Living$14,176
    Personal Expenses$1,890
    Sticker Price$73,879

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    84% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship82%$38,039
    Federal Grants16%$5,896
    Pell Grants16%$4,922
    Other Federal15%$994
    State & Local Grants6%$3,052
    Institutional Grants82%$36,767
    Student Loans56%$6,532
    Federal Loans43%$3,938
    Other Loans32%$6,007

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $438 Million $182,379

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    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: 1.2%

    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.


    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.


    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.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 9 8
    Fondling 5 5
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary 10 9
    Motor Vehicle Theft - -
    Arson 1 1

    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 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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