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Mike Prestipino

180 lbs.
Berwyn, Pa.
Conestoga HS
High School
Mike Prestipino - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

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2024– “Michael is a testament to what every programs craves: athletes who define themselves as tenaciously committed to elevating the team and themselves. Michael keeps improving his communication and both on and off-ball defense. He clearly knows our schemes. So much of Michael’s passion is easily observed as he is unabashed at spreading the juice on the field or in the weight room. Michael is in the mix for playing time this spring, proving himself this fall to not only be a solid, reliable defender but also a playmaker with ground balls.” 2023 – “Michael has been putting in the work, grinding away and demonstrating a clarity of purpose.  His mastery of our communication and schemes is clearly evident as Michael has become a reliable voice:  he is making the right calls and directing traffic correctly.  In the scrimmages this Fall, Michael earned a significant amount of playing time and he showed well.  He has a knack for being disruptive and making the right play.  No one brings the same level of passion as Michael does for all things UVA lacrosse:  training, recruiting, service, and competing.” 2022 – “Literally defining the phrase ‘will do whatever to help the team’… Picked up a short stick this Fall semester to give us a strong alternative for our team defense… Moves really well laterally… Tenacious on-ball defender regardless of stick length … On a team filled with upbeat and energetic men, he sets the highest of bars and shares his unparalleled juice with the rest of us.” 2021 – “Opening his mind to learning new techniques as a quick-footed cover defenseman … digesting all of the defensive schemes … learning the importance of seeing the entire field and constantly communicating.”


  • Appeared in eight games at close defense
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Appeared in nine of UVA’s 16 games
  • Collected two ground balls against Quinnipiac (April 16)
  • Notched his first career assist against Lafayette (April 28)


  • Appeared in four of UVA’s 18 games
  • Made collegiate debut against Towson
  • Picked up one ground ball and caused two turnovers


  • Four-year starter
  • Two-time US Lacrosse All-American
  • Two-time first-team All-EPLCA
  • Two-time first-team All-Central League
  • Helped Conestoga to a semifinalist and finalist finishes in 2018 and 2019, respectively
  • Team defensive MVP and a Under Armour Highlight Division All-American for Team Philadelphia
  • A 2020 team captain
  • Earned two letters in football
  • Named the special teams MVP and given the Simmington Award for sportsmanship and team work
  • Earned multiple player of the game award
  • Earned six letters in high school
  • Member of the National Honor Society
  • AP Scholar with Distinction Award honoree
  • Awarded two Service and Leadership awards


  • Son of Tracey and Dale Prestipino
  • Has two brothers, Nick and Matt, and one sister, Madison
  • Brother, Nick, played lacrosse at Army West Point from 2013-15
  • Enjoys reading, fishing, snowboarding and water activities
  • Volunteer works includes starting the Comforts from Home program where he collected and shipped supplies to deployed troops. His brother, Nick, being deployed inspired him to start the program to send packages mainly to graduates of his high school that were deployed
  • Majoring in Commerce