Mt. Hebron HS
At Delaware: Fifth-year member of the squad as a senior defensive midfielder • teams with Garrett Johnson and Dom Sebastiani to give Delaware one of the most effective units in the Colonial Athletic Association • has excellent speed and stick skills • can also play wing for Blue Hens on faceoffs • has seen action in 44 career games as a defensive midfielder • has scored six goals and dished out three assists while scooping up 26 groundballs and causing 22 turnovers • ranks 12th on UD career caused turnovers list.
2011 Season: Appeared in 17 games as a defensive midfielder for the Blue Hens as a junior • led Delaware to the Colonial Athletic Association title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament • picked up 14 groundballs and recorded seven caused turnovers • also recorded one goal in the NCAA tournament game against Duke • recorded one assist vs. Drexel.
2010 Season: Played a key role as a defensive midfielder as a junior for Blue Hens • .led team to the CAA title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament • appeared in all 17 games as a backup • scored three goals and dished out an assist • also registered six groundballs and 10 caused turnovers • scored a career-high two goals in mid-season win over Vermont and tallied a single goal at Hartford • also dished out an assist against Albany • took a season-high three shots vs. Vermont.
2009 Season: One of team's top freshmen as a redshirt • earned letter as one of the team's defensive midfielders • appeared in 10 games in a reserve role and scored two goals and dished out an assist • had nine shots and collected six groundballs while forcing five turnovers • scored first career goal vs. Sacred Heart, which turned out to be the game-winner with 10:32 left in a late-season 7-6 win • also scored a goal vs. Towson • dished out an assist vs. Lehigh for his first career point • had two caused turnovers each against Lehigh and Sacred Heart.
2008 Season: Did not see game action • redshirted and retained the year of eligibility.
High School: Played lacrosse and soccer at Mt. Hebron High School • led both teams to state championship titles during his career • four-year varsity standout in lacrosse • earned All-American honors as a senior and was an All-State pick • also earned spot on all-county and All-Metro teams • selected to the Free State All-Star team during the summer as one of the top players in the state • four-year varsity letterwinner as a forward in soccer • earned All-State, all-county, and All-Metro honors.
Personal: Justin Lee Martinelli • born Feb. 23, 1989 • son of Joseph and Leslie Martinelli • business marketing and organizational and community leadership major at Delaware • works as a waiter during the summer • has three younger brothers • father is a college dean • enjoys soccer and snowboarding in his spare time • plays the guitar • avid Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles fan...team representative to UD's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).
Career-High Goals: 2 vs. Vermont, 2010Back To Men's Lacrosse Home Men's Lacrosse Story Archive