Middlebury College

Men's D3 Coach: Dave Campbell
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2,564 Undergrads / 2,611 Students
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$23,367 Net Price
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15% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    New England (NESCAC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    Town: Distant

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
8 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
85% / 93%
Calendar System
Four-one-four plan
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is 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 Campbell recently finished his eighth season as head coach of the men’s lacrosse team at Middlebury. In those eight years, Coach Campbell guided his team to five NCAA Tournament appearances and advanced to the NCAA semifinals in 2009. A 2000 graduate of Middlebury College, Campbell enjoyed tremendous success with the Panther program as a player, and later as an assistant coach. His teams went 52-10 while Campbell was a player. The school won its first-ever NCAA championship during his senior season where he was a team captain. Campbell returned to Middlebury in 2001 as an assistant coach, helping guide the team to its second-consecutive NCAA crown. He spent coaching stints at Notre Dame and Connecticut College. Campbell also works as an assistant coach with the men’s soccer team in the fall.

Coach Campbell reminds young players to think “college search” more than “recruiting process”. Contact college coaches directly, learn where they will be, and get the most recruiting exposure. His message to kids entering their senior year without a college commitment; don’t worry there are still plenty of good college lacrosse programs out there recruiting.

This phone interview was edited and condensed for clarity. Learn more about Middlebury at http://www.connectlax.com/collegeteam/male-d3-at-middlebury_college

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

It’s a “college search” more so than a “recruiting process”. Lacrosse plays a factor in the college slection, but as college coaches we want recruits to do more research about the schools themselves.

A good way to learn about lacrosse programs is to go online and look at previous seasons. Look to see how competitive a school’s schedule is and how they performed over the last few years.

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

We look for student-athletes. First, we need to know a player’s grades and test scores. Then we gauge the player’s interest in our school. It’s really important to understand how interested a player actually is in our program.

Athletically, it depends on the position. For instance, midfielders should be two-way players that can get up and down the field. The ability to play offense and defense is crucial.

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

We’re not trying to move fast with recruiting. In fact, we’ve slowed everything down. Our league has taken steps to ensure the timetable doesn’t continue to creep into sophomore or junior year. We all look at players during the summer going into their senior year and go from there. Lacrosse should be a factor later on in a prospective student-athlete’s “college search”.

What’s a question young players should ask you more during the recruiting process?

“Coach where are you going to be this summer?” Sometimes kids are blindly signing up for camps or tournaments. They might see our name, for instance, on the brochure or advertised online as a program that will be in attendance. The truth is, we might not even know about the event or we may have gone once in the past. Don’t be disappointed. Make direct contact with college coaches in order to properly plan your recruiting circuit.

What is special about being a student-athlete at a school like Middlebury?

I would like to speak more generally about the schools in our league. In the NESCAC, you find a really strong balance between academics and athletics. The NESCAC schools are some of the top ranked colleges in terms of academics.

In the NESCAC you’ll find Division I caliber athletes choosing to play at our Division III programs because they want to play two sports like hockey and lacrosse or football and lacrosse.

Some final thoughts from Coach Campbell:

It’s really beneficial for us as coaches to see guys play after their junior year regardless of the accelerated recruiting. We view the players as more polished products by this time as there is a great deal of growth and development that takes place during a prospect’s junior year. Their athleticism and stick skills are more developed and we can get a better assessment of their talent.

Even if you’re going into your senior year you young players should know that there are plenty of schools still interested in you.

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Team Road Trips

Most games are played Conneticut, New York, and Massachusetts. The team has also played at neutral sites in Maryland and Rhode Island.

Recruit Commits
Nicky Cairo Oceanside High School Oceanside, NY Mid, Draw
Will Ford The Lawrenceville School, NJ Denver, CO Att, Mid
Ryan Colella St. Joseph Regional H.S. Wayne, NJ Def, LSM
Jackson Nichols Jesuit High School - Portland, OR Portland, OR Def, LSM
James Farinacci Manasquan High School Brielle , NJ Att, Mid
Aidan Dever Catholic Memorial Walpole, MA Goal
Justin DeLucia Salisbury South Salem, NY Def, LSM
Jackson Hanson Austin High School Austin, TX Att
Brendan Hickey Tower Hill School Wilmington , DE Mid
Cooper DeMallie Deerfield Academy Deerfield, MA Mid
Misha Trupo Westlake HS Westlake, TX Mid
Drew Dummer Belmont Hill School Belmont, MA LSM
Logan White Regis Jesuit HS Boys Division Aurora, CO Att
Hayden Kern Westlake HS Westlake, TX Goal
JD Farkas St Peters Prep Jersey City, NJ Mid
Garrett Hawthorne St Ignatius College Preparatory Mill Valley, CA Mid, Faceoff
Richie Hoskins Lake Forest High School Lake Forest, IL Att
James Laudenslager Chaminade High School Mineola, NY Att, Mid
Henry Tarr The Hotchkiss School Lakeville, CT Def, LSM
Will Spehr Cold Spring Harbor Cold Spring Harbor, NY Mid
Finn McCarthy Blessed Trinity Catholic HS Roswell, GA Att
Russell Thorndike Groton School Groton, MA Att
Dylan Fagan Oakton HS Vienna, VA Def
Billy Curtis Deerfield Academy Deerfield, MA Att
Will McCarthy Middlesex School Concord, MA Att
Patrick Jamin Rumson Fair Haven Regional HS Rumson, NJ Mid
Teddy Curran The Haverford School Haverford, PA Def
Jake Peluso Tabor Academy Marion, MA Att
Evan Park Riverside HS Leesburg, VA Faceoff
Matthew Dailey Gonzaga College HS Washington, DC Goal
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Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
630 - 740
690 - 780
1370 - 1530
32 - 34

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: 650 - 750 for SAT

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Applicants 9,754 4,325 5,429
% Admitted 15% 18% 13%
% Admits That Enroll 40% 35% 47%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.95
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Social Sciences (31%)
    Economics, General (14%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (14%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (7%)
    Neuroscience (7%)
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies (7%)
    Computer Science (6%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (6%)
    Environmental Studies (6%)
    Natural Resources & Conservation (6%)
    Political Science and Government, General (5%)
    Foreign Languages (5%)
    International Relations and Affairs (5%)
    English Language & Literature (4%)
    English Language and Literature/Letters, Other (4%)
    Psychology (4%)
    Psychology, 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$56,216
    Books & Supplies$1,000
    Cost of Living$16,032
    Personal Expenses$1,000
    Sticker Price$74,248

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    53% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship50%$48,613
    Federal Grants17%$5,693
    Pell Grants17%$4,729
    Other Federal7%$2,442
    State & Local Grants1%$2,644
    Institutional Grants50%$46,885
    Student Loans30%$5,891
    Federal Loans26%$4,416
    Other Loans9%$6,695

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $1.12 Billion $430,542

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $13,625.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $11,995 $145

    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 592 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $58,200

    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: 4.35 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 85% 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 15 14
    Fondling 6 6
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary 7 5
    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, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Single program-Other
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, small, highly residential

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