Joey Cupido

Joey Cupido (born August 14, 1990) is a Canadian professional lacrosse player who plays for the Colorado Mammoth in the National Lacrosse League.[1][2] Cupido was also a two time All-Canadian football player with the McMaster University Marauders in the CIS.[3][4][5] Joey married Dr. Lauren Davie on August 5th of 2017 in Hamilton.

Joey Cupido
Born (1990-08-14) August 14, 1990 (age 30)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanada
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight175 pounds (79 kg)
ShootsRight
PositionTransition
NLL draft38th overall, 2011
Colorado Mammoth
NLL teamColorado Mammoth
MSL teamCobourg Kodiaks
Pro career2011–

Lacrosse careerEdit

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Cupido began his junior lacrosse career with the Hamilton Bengals in the Ontario Junior B league in 2007. He moved on to the Junior A Six Nations Arrows in 2008.[6] Cupido scored 57 goals and added 55 assists for the Arrows over three regular seasons and he finished his Junior A playoff career with 25 goals and 46 points.[7] He was selected in the fifth round, 38th overall,[8] by the Colorado Mammoth in the 2011 NLL draft[9] and in the fourth round, 22nd overall, by the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks in the 2012 MSL draft.[10] Cupido appeared in only one game for Colorado in the 2012 season,[11] but broke through in 2013 playing in all but the first regular season game[12] and was named to the NLL All-Rookie team,[13] leading the Mammoth and all NLL rookies with 101 loose balls.[14] Cupido was named co-winner of the Most Valuable Defensive player in the MSL in 2014 for his play with the Kodiaks.[15] He led the NLL in caused turnovers in 2015 and was the unanimous winner of the Transition Player of the Year award as voted by NLL writers.[16] The NLL announced at their award ceremony in September 2015 that Cupido was the winner of the National Lacrosse League Transition Player of the Year Award and a first team NLL All-Pro.[17] He was a member of Team Canada for the Heritage Cup in October 2017,[18] scoring one goal in Canada's 19 to 6 victory over Team U.S.A. He led all defenders with 16 goals and tied for the NLL lead in short handed goals in 2018 and was once again named the Transition Player of the Year as voted by NLL writers,[19] and the NLL Transition Player of the Year as awarded by the league. [20] He was also named a first team NLL All-Pro for the 2017-2018 season.[21]

Football careerEdit

Cupido played corner back in the defensive backfield for the McMaster Marauders from 2010 to 2014.[22][23] In 2012 he was named a first team CIS Football All-Canadian.[24] In 2011 he tied a CIS single game record when he recorded four interceptions in a playoff game against the Queen's University Golden Gaels.[25][26] Through three seasons he had 12 interceptions in 10 post season games.[27] Cupido and the Marauders appeared in both the 2011 and 2012 Vanier Cup championships against Laval, winning their first and only Canadian national title in the 47th Vanier Cup in 2011.[28] Cupido missed most of the 2013 season with an elbow injury.[29] He returned in 2014 as the Marauders once again played in the Vanier Cup, losing to the Montreal Carabins 20 to 19.[30] Cupido was named a second team All-Canadian and the MVP of the Yates Cup.[31] He finished his career with 14 playoff interceptions in 16 games,[32] a CIS record for post season picks.[33]

StatisticsEdit

NLLEdit

Reference:[34]

Joey Cupido Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM Pts/GP LB/GP PIM/GP GP G A Pts LB PIM Pts/GP LB/GP PIM/GP

2012 Colorado Mammoth 1 0 0 0 3 2 0.00 3.00 2.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
2013 Colorado Mammoth 15 6 9 15 101 0 1.00 6.73 0.00 1 0 0 0 5 0 0.00 5.00 0.00
2014 Colorado Mammoth 17 6 7 13 74 2 0.76 4.35 0.12 1 1 1 2 4 0 2.00 4.00 0.00
2015 Colorado Mammoth 18 16 15 31 117 16 1.72 6.50 0.89 1 1 0 1 10 0 1.00 10.00 0.00
2016 Colorado Mammoth 17 2 7 9 103 14 0.53 6.06 0.82 1 1 0 1 7 0 1.00 7.00 0.00
2017 Colorado Mammoth 17 9 8 17 98 12 1.00 5.76 0.71 3 3 0 3 13 0 1.00 4.33 0.00
2018 Colorado Mammoth 18 16 11 27 111 6 1.50 6.17 0.33 1 0 0 0 4 0 0.00 4.00 0.00
2019 Colorado Mammoth 18 3 14 17 98 4 0.94 5.44 0.22 2 1 1 2 13 0 1.00 6.50 0.00
2020 Colorado Mammoth 13 7 9 16 64 6 1.23 4.92 0.46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
134 65 80 145 769 62 1.08 5.74 0.46 10 7 2 9 56 0 0.90 5.60 0.00
Career Total: 144 72 82 154 825 62 1.07 5.73 0.43

GP–Games played; G–Goals; A–Assists; Pts–Points; LB–Loose balls; PIM–Penalty minutes; Pts/GP–Points per games played; LB/GP–Loose balls per games played; PIM/GP–Penalty minutes per games played.

AwardsEdit

Preceded by
Jordan MacIntosh
NLL Transition Player of the Year
2015
Succeeded by
Brad Self
Preceded by
Brodie Merrill
NLL Transition Player of the Year
2018
Succeeded by
Challen Rogers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dave Fleisher. "Cupido Carrying Mammoth Responsibilities", CHCH news, 8 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Colorado Mammoth - 2013 Regular Season - Roster - #82 - Joey Cupido". NLL.com. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "2013 CIS Football Team Preview: McMaster Marauders", 21 August 2013
  4. ^ Scott Radley."Future Looks Bright For Two-sport Cupido", Hamilton Spectator, 29 September 2011
  5. ^ Fraser Caldwell. "Four Marauders Make Football All Canadian" Hamilton Scores, 28 November 2014.
  6. ^ Ed O'Leary. "Six Nations Arrows Will Overcome Injuries", Brantford Expositor, 12 May 2010.
  7. ^ "Ontario Junior A Lacrosse League"
  8. ^ Matt Terry. "Mammoth Opportunity For Cornerback Cupido" Daily News, 28 September 2011.
  9. ^ Bob Chavez."Mammoth Draft Pick Joey Cupido Balances His Time Between Football and Lacrosse" Archived 2013-11-21 at Archive.today, ILIndoor Magazine, 1 October 2011.
  10. ^ "2012 MSL Draft" Archived 2013-12-11 at the Wayback Machine,"Lacrosse - Inside The Game", 27 January 2012.
  11. ^ Bob Chavez. "NLL Week 11 Rookie Report" Archived 2015-10-01 at the Wayback Machine, Ilindoor Magazine, 19 March 2013.
  12. ^ Bob Chavez. "2013 Colorado Mammoth: What went right, what went wrong" Archived 2015-10-01 at the Wayback Machine, Ilindoor Magazine, 15 October 2013.
  13. ^ Press Release. "National Lacrosse League's 2013 All Rookie Team Dominated by West Division Freshmen Archived 2015-10-01 at the Wayback Machine, Ilindoor Magazine, 6 May 2013.
  14. ^ Fraser Caldwell."Cupido Named To NLL All- Rookie Team", McMaster News, 7 May 2013.
  15. ^ Record Staff. "Kodiak shares top defensive player award", The Record, 29 August 2014.
  16. ^ Stephen Stamp. "NLL Transition Player of the Year: Joey Cupido", Ilindoor, 25 May 2015.
  17. ^ Bob Chavez. "NLL: Cupido, Rubisch, Vinc among those honored as top award winners", Ilindoor, 30 September 2015.
  18. ^ Lacrosse Canada."Cupido, Matisz and Hall Added To Team Canada's Heritage Cup Roster", Canadian Lacrosse Association, 18 October 2017.
  19. ^ Stephen Stamp. "IL Indoor's 2018 Transition Player of the Year: Joey Cupido of the Colorado Mammoth", Ilindoor, 1 June 2018.
  20. ^ Stephen Stamp. "Joey Cupido Named NLL Transition Player Of The Year", Ilindoor, 24 July 2018.
  21. ^ Press Release."All-Pro and All-Rookie Teams Announced", National Lacrosse League, 8 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Joey Cupido - #18". marauders.ca. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  23. ^ Brandon Meawasige. "No Fly Zone","The Silhouette",McMaster University Hamilton, 13 Sept. 2012.
  24. ^ "AMJ Campbell All-Canadian banquet: All-Canadian teams announced", 21 November 2012.
  25. ^ Brian Decker. "Marauders Crush Gaels 40-13", The Silhouette, 5 November 2011.
  26. ^ "CIS football Players of the Week (#10): Varga, Cupido, Bede Honoured", 9 November 2011.
  27. ^ http://stats.oua.ca/?t=roster.tpl&genderId=1&sportName=football&sid=297&tid=11&pid=2466
  28. ^ Daniel Gerard."McMaster University's Joey Cupido is an Athlete for All Seasons","Toronto Star", Toronto, 8 March 2013.
  29. ^ Scott Radley. "Can Sewell and Cupido Be Enough To Close Huge Gap Against Mustangs?", Hamilton Spectator, 28 October 2013.
  30. ^ The Canadian Press. "Vanier Cup:Montreal Carabins Outlast Mcmaster Marauders", CBC sports, 29 November 2014.
  31. ^ "CIS says Marauders Cupido the best", Hamilton Scores, 20 November 2014.
  32. ^ Scott Radley. "Where deep passes go to die", Hamilton Spectator, 21 November 2014.
  33. ^ Neate Sager."McMaster Marauders outlast Guelph, retake Yates cup in'Ultimate Team Win'", Yahoo Sports, 15 November 2014.
  34. ^ "Joey Cupido". NLL.com. Retrieved June 1, 2018.