James Cipolla


Player profile

  • Height 5-7
  • Weight 176
  • Hometown Orefield, Pa.
  • Last School Parkland
  • Year Senior

Ohio State Overview
• Scored his first career point – an assist – in the 2020 season-opener against Detroit Mercy
• An OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree
• Is majoring in health sciences

2021 (Sophomore Season)
Saw action in two games: vs. Johns Hopkins (2/20) and Rutgers (2/27)

2020 (Freshman Season)
• Played in one game and notched an assist in Ohio State’s 23-9 victory over Detroit Mercy

At Parkland High School
• Four-year letterwinner for head coach Mike Bender at Parkland High School.
• Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (EPC) first team and Most Valuable Player in 2018 and 2019.
• Had 86 points on 54 goals and 32 assists during his senior season.
• Finished his career with 192 goals and 110 assists.
• Allentown Morning Call Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019.
• Led Parkland to back to back District 11 championships in 2017 and 2018.
• Tabbed as the nation’s No. 64 player in the Inside Lacrosse Top Young Gun Senior Rankings.
• Was selected to try out for the United States U19 national team.
• Selected as a team captain.
• EPC first-team selection at midfield following his sophomore season.
• Voted the team’s Rookie of the Year as a freshman.

• Is the son of James and Dawn Cipolla.
• Mother, Dawn, played lacrosse at Temple and was part of a national championship-winning team. She is the head girl’s lacrosse coach at Parkland.