University of Lynchburg

Men's D3 Coach: Steve Koudelka
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2,086 Undergrads / 3,081 Students
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$24,987 Net Price
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91% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Old Dominion (ODAC)

  • 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
11 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
51% / 58%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
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

Steve Koudelka has been the head coach at Lynchburg College for 18 seasons now. During his tenure, Koudelka has recorded an overall record of 213-92 including 16 straight winning seasons. Lynchburg has advanced into the NCAA Tournament six times in the last nine years. In 2012 the program set the record for most wins in a season with 17, which included a 16-game winning streak, the longest in LC history. The Hornets won the program’s fourth conference title and advanced to the NCAA tournament. Coach Koudelka was named ODAC conference Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2011.

As a player, Coach Koudelka was a two-time all-America goalkeeper at Gettysburg College. He was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in the fall of 2006. He was one of just 12 goalkeepers invited to try out for the 1998 U.S. World Team. Koudelka played professionally for two seasons with the New Jersey Pride for Major League Lacrosse.

Coach Koudelka encourages players to take ownership of their recruiting process. He invites players to ask coaches about their own coaching style. He believes work ethic and competitiveness are the key qualities that turn good high school players into great college players.

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

I would tell families that there are a lot of schools out there to match their needs. There are over 300 schools between Divisions I, II and III. A young player looking to play college lacrosse should pick a school based on academics first, then lacrosse.

What’s the best way to get on your recruiting radar?

The best way is to reach out via email or even the old fashioned way-a letter in the mail. We don’t get many of those anymore. Use the internet to find out everything you can about the school including majors, size of the student body, faculty to student ratio, etc. This way you can be direct and specific when reaching out. The more direct you are, the better response you’ll get from coaches.

I advise not having your parents reach out to coaches on your behalf. It’s important to take ownership in your college search process. I know kids have the ability to use cell phones and send emails.

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

Ask a coach what their style is. Figure out what type of lacrosse the coach likes to play. Every program is going to have its own brand. This is especially true in instances where the head coach has been with the program for a while.

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

I believe the game should be played fast. We take kids who are pretty athletic. It’s all about getting them on the field and just letting them play.

I see a lot of high school kids that have the tools. They have a good mix of athleticism and stick skills. We just have to determine who will be good at the next level. There’s being a good high school player and then there’s being a good college player. The key for making a successful transition is being a hard worker, seriously competitive, and having some ability to adapt. We try to identify those types of qualities in potential recruits.

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

It’s a nice sized school with a little over 2,000 students. We’ve got strong athletics across the board. We frequently win our ODAC conference and compete in the NCAA DIII tournament for several different sports.

At Lynchburg, you’re a big fish in a small pond. As a student and an athlete you are very visible on campus. When you leave Lynchburg in search of a job you’ll have two or three professors or coaches that will be able to vouch for you. The ability to build good relationships with faculty and staff is pretty special.

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

It hasn’t impacted us much. We see a lot of juniors play, but still want to see kids play again. We’re not necessarily looking for that great high school player. It’s about recruiting someone who will be a great college player. When we analyze recruits we think about how much they’ve improved their game since we’ve seen them play last. Then we think about how much better they could get at the next level. It goes back to a player’s competitiveness, work ethic, and ability to adapt and develop their game.

Remember, it’s a simple numbers game now. A ton of kids are going to college to play. There are new and emerging programs and there are also a lot of young players yet to be discovered.

Thanks Coach Koudelka, any final thoughts?

Parity is the theme. There are lots of colleges out there that are constantly getting better. Take your time in making this big decision. When you find the right school you’ll know. You get that gut feeling, listen to it. Once you make your choice go have a great four years.

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Team Road Trips

Most games are played in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The team also plays in North Carolina. In the past they have played at Georgetown and Stevenson for neutral site games.

Recruit Commits
Ryan Hildebrand Rocky River high school Rocky River , OH Mid
Colin Andreoli The Shipley School Ardmore, PA Att, Mid
Mak Krohn Glenelg High School Glenelg, MD LSM, Def
Eric Allen Atlee Mechanicsville, VA Goal
Spencer William Glenbrook South Titans Northbrook, IL Att
Finn Schmidt Mt Saint joseph Catonsville, MD Att
Riley Frankel Charles E Jordan High School Durham, NC Faceoff
Patrick Marshall Benedictine College Prep Richmond, VA Def
Spencer Vandenberg Glenbrook South HS Glenview, IL Att
Kayden Hinchey Glastonbury HS Glastonbury, CT Att
Blake Gipko Cape Henlopen Lincoln, DE Mid
Andrew J Miller Weddington High School Waxhaw, NC Goal
Conner Harlacher West York Area High School York, PA Def, LSM
Thomas DeSouza Oakton HS Vienna, VA Faceoff
Connor Moore Roswell HS Roswell, GA Mid
Gavin Grillot Weddington HS Matthews, NC Faceoff
Andrew Miller Weddington HS Matthews, NC Goal
Griffin Cooling Cardinal Gibbons HS Raleigh, NC Att
Charlie Evans Severna Park HS Severna Park, MD Att
Dominic Zingo Archbishop Curley HS Baltimore, MD Def
Zac Blankenship First Flight HS Kill Devil Hills, NC Faceoff
Zach Phillips The Hill School Pottstown, PA Goal
Nils Holland Proctor Academy Andover, NH Mid
Christopher Darminio Liberty High School Sykesville, MD LSM, Def
Logan Lamon St Marys HS Annapolis, MD Att
Grant Matthews St. Paul's School Brooklandville, MD Att
Noah Lee St. Andrew's Episcopal Potomac, MD Mid
Jack Bauer Friends School of Baltimore Baltimore, MD Mid
Ethan Cotter West Chester Bayard Rustin HS West Chester, PA Mid
Tyler Hadley Summit Sr HS Summit, NJ Goal
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions.
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Where Grads Live
  • Lynchburg Virginia Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Richmond Virginia Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Baltimore Maryland Area
  • Norfolk Virginia Area
  • Charlottesville Virginia Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Raleigh-Durham North Carolina Area
  • Roanoke Virginia Area
  • Charlotte North Carolina Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
Where Grads Work
  • Centra Health
  • Lynchburg City Schools
  • Genworth
  • The Babcock & Wilcox Company
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Liberty University
  • Bank of America
  • Harris Corporation
  • Wells Fargo
  • US Army
  • Horizon Behavioral Health
  • Fairfax County Public Schools
  • University of Virginia
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare Services
  • Finance
  • Media and Communication
  • Marketing
  • Administrative
  • Information Technology
  • Support
  • Community and Social Services
  • Human Resources
  • Consulting
  • Program and Project Management
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
460 - 560
470 - 570
980 - 1170
19 - 24
17 - 24
18 - 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. Historical writing ranges: 430 - 530 for SAT

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Applicants 4,477 1,508 2,969
% Admitted 91% 95% 89%
% Admits That Enroll 12% 12% 11%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.5 (weighted)
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  • Denied
  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (16%)
    Social Sciences (15%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (14%)
    Business (10%)
    Criminology (9%)
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (9%)
    Education (8%)
    Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (7%)
    Speech Communication and Rhetoric (7%)
    Communication & Journalism (7%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (7%)
    Exercise Physiology (6%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (5%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (4%)
    Public Health Education and Promotion (4%)
    Psychology, General (4%)
    Psychology (4%)
    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$40,690
    Books & Supplies$1,200
    Cost of Living$11,450
    Personal Expenses$2,050
    Sticker Price$55,390

    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%$27,719
    Federal Grants33%$4,652
    Pell Grants33%$4,410
    Other Federal4%$1,943
    State & Local Grants69%$3,162
    Institutional Grants100%$24,014
    Student Loans78%$7,144
    Federal Loans66%$5,800
    Other Loans12%$14,360

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $110 Million $35,593

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $27,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $21,555 $287

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 5.0%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 1,158 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $43,600

    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: 6.24 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 51% 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 6 6
    Fondling 1 1
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 5 5
    Burglary 8 8
    Motor Vehicle Theft 2 1
    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: Medium Programs
    Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Single program-Other
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, small, highly residential

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