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Joey Terenzi

180 lbs.
Manhasset, N.Y.
Manhasset HS
High School
Joey Terenzi - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

– “Joey is being asked to handle both offensive and defensive responsibilities, and he is attacking it as if he was a student pursuing a double major. Joey is splitting his time between Kevin and Kip’s offensive meetings and the defensive meetings run by Logan and myself, and then following up later to ensure he does not fall behind in any area. Joey competes with a joyous warrior spirit. He abandons all inhibitions on the field as he hunts the ball and whoever is carrying it. His spirit is infectious, and his teammates love him for it.” 2023 – “To watch Joey play lacrosse is to see a blend of reckless abandon, joyful embraces with teammates, daredevil end-to-end runs with the ball, passionate quests for ground balls and highly skillful play. Joey loves this game, and everything about it … as in everything. Scoring goals is a part of it, but he relishes the requisite running, checking and hustle. We have not yet found any part of the practice plan that does not get Joey excited or competitive. The plan at this point is to use the 2023 season as a redshirt year for Joey.  Why?  It is a combination of two factors:  first, Joey has been very impactful during our Fall practices, and we see what an exciting athlete he will be for us in the future; and second, we have more depth at the midfield in 2023 than usual.  Our program would benefit tremendously from having Joey here for a fifth year.”


  • Redshirted; did not appear in any games
  • Ranked the No. 15 overall incoming freshman in the nation, according to Inside Lacrosse
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • No. 3 prospect in the nation, according to Inside Lacrosse
  • No. 2 prospect in the nation, according to National Lacrosse Federation
  • Two-time All-American (2021-22)
  • Two-time all-conference selection (2021-22)
  • Midfielder of the Year (2022)
  • Team captain (2022)
  • Rookie of the Year (2019)
  • All-Academic selection (2019)
  • Nassau County Championships MVP (2019)
  • Two-time all-conference recipient in football as a linebacker and running back
  • Sophomore season (2020) was cancelled due to COVID-19
  • Played club for Long Island Express (2019)


  • Son of Paul and Tammy Terenzi
  • Has two sisters, Alexia and Ariana
  • Father, Paul, played baseball at Adelphi University (1978-82)
  • Served as President of Calvert Hall’s Green Club
  • Enjoys fishing
  • Currently studying in UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences


  • “I come from a family where no one played lacrosse. In sixth grade, I had to decide between playing baseball and lacrosse. I chose lacrosse and this was the best decision that I ever made. My father was very supportive even though he still talks about what a great left-handed pitcher I could have become.”