Vito Perriello US National Team PortraitThe Charlottesville lacrosse community is greatly saddened by the news that Dr. Vito Perriello passed away Monday morning from complications of a stroke. He was 67. Dr. Perriello, who founded Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville in 1971, was a long-time middle school and high school lacrosse coach in the Charlottesville area.

In addition to coaching two generations of youth lacrosse players, Perriello was a member of the Executive Committee of the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee and was the chair of the Sports Medical Advisory Committee for the National Federation of State High School Associations.

In 2006, he served, along with Dr. Tom Schildwachter, as Team Physician for the US National Team which competed for the World Lacrosse Championship in London, Ontario, Canada.

The Perriello family will receive visitors at St. Thomas Aquinas from 7 to 9pm Wednesday, March 4, and a service will be held there at 1pm Thursday, March 5.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Vito Perriello Foundation at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation to honor his legacy. Contributions can be sent to CACF, P.O. Box 1767, Charlottesville, VA 22902 and should be clearly designated for the Dr. Vito A. Perriello Jr Fund.

The Charlottesville Chapter of USLacrosse extends its condolences to all of Dr. Perriello’s family.