Joseph Perreault Transfers from Virginia Tech to Virginia

Rising junior diver Joseph Perreault announced he will be transferring to the University of Virginia after diving at Virginia Tech for the past two years. 

“I’m super excited to announce that I will be transferring and furthering my academic and diving career at UVA! I want to thank my family, friends, coaches, and teammates for all the support throughout this process. I want to especially thank Daniel Gyenis, Drew, and Todd for all the help throughout this process.

“I would also like to thank Virginia Tech for everything these past two years. I am so appreciative of my time in Blacksburg and I am looking forward to what’s to come. Go Hoos”

In his senior year of high school, Perreault finished 4th in 1-meter at the VHSL State Championships.

At the 2021 ACC Championships, he placed 11th in 3-meter, 21st in 1-meter, and 23rd in the platform event.

Virginia just graduated their highest-placing diver last season, Tristan Gess, who placed 29th in 3-meter, 30th in 1-meter, and 27th on platform at the ACC Championships.

In diving alone, Virginia scored zero points at the 2021 ACC Championships while Virginia Tech scored 94. The Hokies’ strongest event was 3-meter where they scored 57 points.

This was very different from the 2020 ACC Championships where Virginia outscored Virginia Tech in every diving event. Their strongest event that year was the 3-meter where they totaled 42 points to the Hokies’ 31 points. 1-meter was Virginia Tech’s strongest event where they scored 35 points to Virginia’s 36 points.

Virginia Tech’s highest-scoring diver on the men’s team last year was Noah Zawadzki, a rising senior. He finished 4th on 1-meter, 4th on 3-meter, and 5th on platform at the 2021 ACC Championships.

Virginia Tech’s men’s swim and dive program finished 3rd at the 2021 ACC Championships under head coach Sergio Lopez-Miro and head diving coach Ron Piemonte who retired in June. Rio Ramirez has been hired as the new head diving coach.

The Hokies finished 164 points ahead of 4th place team Virginia whose staff is lead by head coach Todd DeSorbo and head diving coach Drew Livingston.

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