Westfield State University

Women's D3 Coach: Jeff Pechulis
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5,382 Undergrads / 6,100 Students
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$17,149 Net Price
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87% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Massachusetts (MASCAC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • 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
16 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
50% / 61%
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

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

When searching for the right school and right team, do your homework. First thing is to find a school that offers all that you are looking for in a college. Second, look at the talent level of the program. There is a huge range of talent among the 300+ D3 teams. You need to decide what works best for you and if you are looking to be an immediate impact player or work your way into the line-up. Lastly, don't underestimate the strength of good grades and speed. Both are a year round commitment.

What is the best way for players to get on your recruiting radar?

Once you find the school that fits you, don't be shy about emailing the coach and letting them know that you did your homework and feel that their college fits what your looking for. Get on campus and show the coach that you are serious about their school and lacrosse. Provide coaches with your game schedules and video if available. Also, avoid sending out mass-mailing emails to every college out there. You'll dilute the pool of schools that you care about and coaches will know that you're not serious about their school and may not respond.

What type of players do you look for and where?

Athletes who love the game. The biggest benefit of playing D3 is representing your college and those that love the game will make the sacrifices and commitments necessary to compete. Skill-wise: speed, awareness, and stick handling. Couple those with a good attitude and smarts and we have the making of great prospect.

Travel showcases, recruit websites, and high school games are great sources for finding these players. There's a lot of ground to cover, so players shouldn't be shy about contacting coaches and expressing their interest. Almost every college has a webpage with a recruit form to make your interest in their school known.

What areas of player development would you recommend players focus on to elevate their game?

Players need to know the game. Those that can move correctly without the ball standout. We encourage players to watch full games online, not just the highlights. Watch how players move offensively and defensively to put themselves in the best, most effective position. Focusing on explosive movement is also key to elevating their game. If you're gonna go, go hard!

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

For the most part, it clarifies early on who's going D1 and who isn't. This helps mostly with the parents and players who had visions of full-boat scholarships and national titles. For D3, recruiting hasn't changed too much other than emphasizing the various degrees of success in college sports. Being a practice player on top D1 team is absolutely one level of success, but so is being an impact player and a leader on a D3 team.

Are there any last pieces of advice for players and families you'd like to share?

When visiting a campus and meeting the coach be open and honest and ask for the same in return. Don't be afraid to ask the tough questions about tryouts, roster positions, where you rank in their list of recruits, or what they think you need to work on to be a starter. Once you decided that a school is right or not right for you, share that information with the coach. You may be surprised on their response!

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Team Road Trips

Most road games are scheduled in Massachusetts. The team also travels to Connecticut. The team has previously traveled to Florida for Spring Break.

Recruit Commits
Erin Dyckman North Babylon High School North Babylon, NY Def
Emma Roe Bethel High School Bethel, CT Att, Mid
Paige Jelliffe Masuk High School Monroe, CT Mid
Hannah McKenna Methuen Methuen, MA Def
Kelly Gearin Lunenburg Lunenburg, MA Mid
Sabrina Santeniello Marshfield Marshfield, MA Mid
Vic Paras Medford Medford, MA Mid
Samantha Simonetty Arlington NY Goal
Emily O'Connell Walpole Walpole, MA Mid
Summer Zackaricz Northampton Southampton, MA Mid
Maddie Bartkus Marshfield Marshfield, MA Att, Mid
Marissa McGue North Quincy Medfield, MA Mid
Morgan Bishop Woburn Woburn, MA Mid
Haley Mate Melrose Melrose, MA Mid, Att
Samantha Donohoe North Middlesex Pepperell, MA Def
Erica Tinlin Pembroke Pembroke, MA Att
Julia Hoggins Bromfield Harvard, MA Goal
Maria Woodall King Philip MA Goal
Sydney Lambert Hanover Hanover, MA Mid
Marissa Nimeskern Hanover Hanover, MA Mid
Lucy Barrett Mount Greylock Williamstown, MA Mid
Olivia Overdahl Milford Milford, MA Mid
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions.
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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Springfield Massachusetts Area
  • Hartford Connecticut Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Pittsfield Massachusetts Area
  • Providence Rhode Island Area
  • Barnstable/Yarmouth Massachusetts Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Tampa/St. Petersburg Florida Area
  • Greater San Diego Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Raleigh-Durham North Carolina Area
Where Grads Work
  • MassMutual Financial Group
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State Street
  • Springfield Public Schools
  • EMC
  • Bank of America
  • The Hartford
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • IBM
  • Staples
  • Travelers
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Oracle
  • CVS Caremark Corporation
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Information Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Support
  • Finance
  • Administrative
  • Community and Social Services
  • Marketing
  • Healthcare Services
  • Human Resources
  • Media and Communication
  • Consulting
  • Program and Project Management
Data from
Niche Grades
Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
440 - 540
490 - 570
1000 - 1180
18 - 23
17 - 23
18 - 24

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: 440 - 540 for SAT

SAT Math
SAT Reading

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

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Applicants 4,455 1,699 2,756
% Admitted 87% 81% 91%
% Admits That Enroll 27% 34% 23%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.11
  • Accepted
  • Denied
  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
  • Admission Considerations
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    High School GPA
    High School Rank
    High School Transcript
    College Prep Classes
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    Admission Test Scores
    Other Tests (Wonderlic, etc.)
    TOEFL (English proficiency)
    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business/Commerce, General (17%)
    Business (17%)
    Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (16%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (16%)
    Education (12%)
    Psychology, General (7%)
    Psychology (7%)
    Elementary Education and Teaching (5%)
    Speech Communication and Rhetoric (5%)
    Communication & Journalism (5%)
    Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General (5%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (5%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (5%)
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (4%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences (4%)
    Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (4%)
    Biological & Biomedical 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 students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$10,849 $15,355
    Books & Supplies$1,070 $1,070
    Cost of Living$11,453 $11,453
    Personal Expenses$2,672 $2,672
    Sticker Price$26,044 $29,191

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    86% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship61%$6,456
    Federal Grants33%$4,534
    Pell Grants33%$4,340
    Other Federal23%$282
    State & Local Grants50%$2,493
    Institutional Grants43%$2,726
    Student Loans72%$8,200
    Federal Loans71%$5,206
    Other Loans18%$12,351

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $9.27 Million $1,520

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $22,750.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $15,000 $242

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 4.3%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 3,158 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $46,100

    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: 5.09 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 50% 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 5 5
    Fondling 5 4
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 1 1
    Burglary - -
    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 ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
    Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Comprehensive programs
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, medium, highly residential

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