20 Joe Zirpolo
20 - Joe Zirpolo
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
Year: SR
Hometown: Suffolk
High School: Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Position: D
Major: Mathematics
  • "I made VWC my top choice because when I visited the campus and did an overnight stay for lacrosse, I felt more at home than I did at other schools."
  • Selected Virginia Wesleyan over Roanoke College, Lynchburg College and Marymount University

VWC Career Statistics

YearGPGSGoalsAssistsPointsShotsGround Balls

Season Highlights


  • TBA

Collegiate Accomplishments

  • Clarke Presidential Scholarship recipient
  • Two-time Dean's List honore

Prep Accolades

  • First-team All-Virginia, second-team All-Tidewater Conference of Independent School, as a senior
  • Two-year captain
  • Competed in lacrosse, soccer and football; helped the lacrosse team to a 40-25 record in four years, including a 23-11 record as a junior and senior
  • Named the Most Improved Player in soccer as a senior
  • Wendy's High School Heisman candidate 
  • Graduated with a 4.00 grade point accume
  • National Honor Society member
  • National Society of High School Scholars member


  • Son of Susan McConkey and Michael Zirpolo
  • Has two brothers, Craig, a student at the University of Virginia, and Aiden
  • Self-description in 10 words or less: "athletic, funny, smart, somewhat outgoing"
  • Enjoys rap and alternative music and spending vacation time in Bermuda
  • A fan of the Boston Celtics and player Paul Pierce, and actor Will Smith
  • Favorites include the novel "The Catcher in the Rye," the movie "The Hangover," and the TV series "SportsCenter"
  • My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: "the rush of playing in a pressured situation."
  • The part of my game I've improved the most is: "my footwork and checks."
  • My personal athletic goal at VWC is: "to earn all-ODAC honors at some point in my career."
  • If I could spend one day with a famous person from any time period it would be: "Jim Brown...just to hear his input on being a student-athlete and to receive advice from him."
  • If I could participate in a reality show it would be: "Survivor, to see if I have what it takes to last until the end of the show."
  • If I could possess one superpower it would be: "super human speed. I'd get everything done so much faster."
  • People might be surprised to know:"my grandfather was friends with Jim Valvano."
  • It's the year 2025 and: "I'm teach and coaching lacrosse."