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Quentin Matsui

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

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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 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 he led the team to another state football championship (11-2) and  all-district honors
• Started on the varsity wrestling team as an 8th (152) and 9th grader (160)

• Son of Tamara and Matt Matsui
• Major is undeclared and is currently studying in UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences