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Danny Parker

175 lbs.
Mount Sinai, N.Y.
Saint Anthony's HS
High School
Danny Parker - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

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2023 – “Is there anyone more acrobatic, or even artistic, in the pursuit of possession?  At UVA we have been fortunate to witness this time and time again.  This past summer, the lacrosse world saw it for themselves as Danny redefined the word “thrilling” several times as he represented Team USA in Limerick, Ireland with the U-21 Championship.  Few are as adept as Danny at securing a loose ball.  While not the loudest man on the team, Danny is one of the most present as he is so dialed-in mentally and emotionally.” 2022 – “Poised to burst into a starting role as a short stick defensive midfielder, bringing his own unique and scintillating play to the field… Picks up ground balls with style points… Tenacious and sticky with his on-ball defense as he is difficult to create separation against… Playmaker at both ends of the field.” 2021 – ” The electricity in his game is jaw-dropping… a bolt of lightning in transition… comprehending the defense more and more… his maturation process is a wonderful development to witness.” 2020 – “After the first month here in Charlottesville, Danny made the shift to the defensive side of midfield play and the change is starting to pay dividends for our program.  Combined with a noticeable improvement in his knowledge of our slide schemes, Danny is relying on his advantage of the superb athleticism he owns to make plays off the ground and to ignite our transition game.”


  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Appeared in 15 games as a SSDM
  • Collected 27 ground balls, good for eighth on the team
  • Registered his first career assist in UVA’s 17-10 win at Brown in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
  • Tied his career high of five ground balls in UVA’s 21-9 win over Quinnipiac (April 16)
  • Tallied a career-best five ground balls in Virginia’s 20-11 win over then-No. 9 Syracuse (Feb. 26)


  • Appeared in one of UVA’s 18 games
  • Missed most of the season with an injury
  • In lone appearance at Syracuse he dished one assist, picked up two ground balls and caused two turnovers


  • College Crosse (SB Nation) Freshman All-American (1st)
  • Appeared in all six of UVA’s games as a SSDM
  • Picked up 11 ground balls and caused two turnovers
  • Picked up three ground balls against Lehigh
  • Had two ground balls and two caused turnovers against Princeton


  • Under Armour Underclassman Long Island team 2017-2018
  • All-county, all-league, all-state in 2019
  • Member of the 2019 NYSCHSA state champions
  • Academic scholar-athlete award from 2017-2019
  • Invited to U19 USA team tryouts
  • Also played football where he was first-team all-state CHSFL 2018-2019 and first-team All-Long Island
  • Saint Anthony’s record holder in single-season receiving yards and touchdowns
  • Earned the football All-League Offensive Award
  • Was part of three football championships in four years and part of the No. 1 team in New York


  • Son of Jeanmarie and John Parker
  • Majoring in Global Studies, Minoring in Entrepreneurship