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32 Quentin Matsui

2022 U.S. Men's U21 Team




Eden Prairie, Minn.


Eden Prairie




Eden Prairie, Minn.

Quentin Matsui brings a wealth of experience to the USA defense.

There's no substitute for experience and Quentin Matsui has plenty of it. Coming from a relative newcomer on the lacrosse scene, Minnesota, injuries on the defense his freshman year at Virginia put him on the field right away. The former two-time state champion in football started all six games in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

The following year, Matsui started 10 games for the national champion Cavaliers. In the 2022 season, Matsui returned to a full-time starting role for the Cavaliers, starting all 16 games while setting career-highs with 28 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers.

  • Named to USA team following tryouts in the summer of 2019
  • Has played in every U.S. event since
  • First player from Minnesota to make a USA national team
  • Two-time USA Lacrosse All-American
  • Three-time all-state
  • Listed as the No. 13 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
  • Named 2019 Minnesota Mr. Lacrosse
  • Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year
  • Starter at Virginia his first three seasons
  • Helped Cavaliers win 2021 national championship
  • Had 28 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers while starting all 16 games in 2022
  • Three games in his career with three caused turnovers