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Quentin Matsui

200 lbs.
Eden Prairie, Minn.
Eden Prairie HS
High School
Quentin Matsui - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

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2023 – “Quentin, better known by his stage name ‘Q,’ is our human torpedo.  His timing of when to slide is impeccable.  Q patrols the crease area effectively, covering his man while keeping an eye on the perimeter.  And when Q slides, he arrives with ill intentions.  Missing much of the Fall due to an injury suffered in the gold-medal winning game over Canada in the U-21 Championships would hamper many athletes’ development.  But with Q, the rest of us have such a trust in him and his defensive play that we know he will be back soon with very little rust to knock off.” 2022  – “Wonderful to observe the progression of his defensive on-ball positioning and with this use of his stick… Employing both the Fist-hold and V-hold effectively and appropriately… Patient teacher of the defense to the
younger men, making him an ideal role model… As a starter for much of his first two seasons here, Quentin has grown into a steady and dependable defender for us.” 2021 – “Molding and evolving into a dominant close defenseman … five months last year combined with this past fall semester have seen him emerge … combination of his own unique cover techniques and new tricks.” 2020 – “How quickly would the first-year defender from Minnesota adapt to the speed of collegiate attackmen and the necessary communication for accurate decision-making? Quentin showed us that given a month, he would prove himself to be up for the one-on-one challenges.  He has also become more vocal, demonstrating a growing comfort with the defensive schemes and terminology, which is preparing him to be a contributor right away.”


  • Appeared in 14 games, including 13 starts, at close defense
  • Finished the season with 22 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers
  • Tied his career high of three caused turnovers at Notre Dame (March 25)
  • USILA Scholar All-American
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Started in all 16 games at close defense
  • Finished with 28 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers
  • His 12 caused turnovers were good for third on the team
  • Tied his career high of three caused turnovers at Towson (Feb. 19) & at Syracuse (April 23)
  • Collected a career-high five ground balls against No. 1 Maryland (March 19)


  • Appeared in all 18 of UVA’s games with 10 starts
  • Picked up 10 ground balls and caused seven turnovers
  • Picked up four ground balls against High Point


  • Started all six of UVA’s games
  • Made collegiate debut against Loyola
  • Picked up two ground balls and caused three turnovers against Lehigh
  • Had a career-high three ground balls at Brown


  • Listed as the No. 13 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
  • Listed as the No. 5 defenseman in the country by Inside Lacrosse
  • Under Armour All-American
  • Two-time team captain
  • Named 2019 Minnesota Mr. Lacrosse
  • Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year
  • Epoch Lacrosse Player of the Year
  • Two-time All-American
  • Three-time all-state
  • Four-time all-section
  • Also was a team captain and a two-year starter at middle linebacker on the football team
  • Member of the 2017 undefeated football state champion (13-0) as a junior
  • As a senior, led the football team (11-2) back to the state championship game and earned all-district honors
  • Started on the varsity wrestling team as an 8th (152) and 9th grader (160)


  • Son of Tamara and Matt Matsui
  • Majoring in Commerce
  • Recipient of the 2022-23 Charles Howgate Guy, Jr. Endowed Lacrosse Fund