The story of Greg Danseglio is nothing short of a Hollywood movie. The kid who risks everything for the sport he loves ends up becoming a hero and getting a shot at a national championship. However, Greg Danseglio didn’t become a hero over night.
Prior to becoming a part of the Big Ten conference team in 2016, Greg Danseglio, played for the Virginia Cavaliers under now retired Dom Starsia. He didn’t just play for Virginia, he was an impact player for three years in a row. And despite his success he gave up his role as head honcho on a D1 powerhouse team to run the box for the Maryland Terrapins.
“It was hectic at first…Coach [John] Tillman thought I’d be good for the job. The first couple games were a little shaky — a couple offsides penalties and stuff like that. It was challenging at first because I was still trying to learn everyone’s name, learn this, learn that.”
-Greg Danseglio, University of Maryland LSM
Despite once being the enemy, players and coaches welcomed Danseglio with open arms. They speak highly of his character and his field IQ.
“Playing against him, we knew he was a guy that had athletic ability. He’s just a really smart player. His ability to play up top for us has been huge with the loss of Matt. He’s given us depth that we sorely needed.”
-John Tillman, University of Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach
Even with the year off Danseglio seemed to have never missed a beat. In his final year of eligibility he leads the team with more than 60 groundballs headed into Saturday’s semifinal matchup against #5 Brown.
You can watch Danseglio make history @2:30 p.m., Saturday, on ESPN2/ESPN3.