Concordia University (NCAA D3) Opportunity

by Doug Bailey

Coach Bailey, 

I wanted to shoot you an email and formally introduce myself as the Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at Concordia University Chicago. Concordia University (NCAA D3) is a member of the Midwest Lacrosse Conference located in River Forest, IL which is 10 minutes from Downtown Chicago. I’m looking at building off the momentum we had from last year’s program and believe you have some guys that can help keep this going for years to come. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, or season was cut short after two games. Even though we had our most successful year ever in 2019 where we broke every single record in school history, we are still looking to do bigger things in the years to come. With your possible guys’ addition to the Cougars Lacrosse Family, I believe we can fulfill our goal of winning NACC Championships and NCAA Tournament berths! We do offer great financial aid packages that make Concordia University Chicago an affordable experience! The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference is highly competitive which features powerhouses Aurora University, Concordia University Wisconsin, and Benedictine University to name a few. We will also be playing a great out of conference schedule in 2021 that features Medaille College, Muskingum University and a trip down south for Spring Break in Virginia Beach for two games, as well as, an offsite home game at Arlotta Stadium (University of Notre Dame) against Earlham College. Also the great thing about playing at Concordia University Chicago is that your student athletes will get to compete immediately for playing time! We are a fairly small institution with around 1,400 undergraduates with a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. So at CUC, we give our students great personal attention to help them succeed academically and career-wise. It’s definitely the best of both worlds with a small school environment within the greatest city in the World in Chicago! There are some exciting things happening at CUC as we just completed building a brand new residence hall, a Student Success Center, and have renovated our workout facility that rivals some Division I programs. If you have any seniors or juniors that are interested, I’d love to have them come for a visit to see all the great things we have to offer academically and athletically at Concordia University Chicago. If this is something your student-athletes are interested in, please have them fill out this online application here to get the process started (it’s free!!!!!). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! You can also reach me on my cell at 574-339-4100. 

Best Regards, 

Coach Welch 

Head Coach Concordia University 

Chicago Lacrosse 

Brian.Welch@CUChicago.edu 574.339.4100 (cell)