Inducted as a truly great player, Driscoll played midfield at Manhasset (N.Y.) High School from 1974-76, where he won the North Shore Nassau High School Championship in 1975 and 1976. He was chosen as a high school All-American in 1976 and was selected as the Nassau County MVP in both 1975 and 1976. He went on to play midfield for the University of Virginia from 1977-80. He was selected as a first team All-American in 1980 and second team All-American in 1979. John made the All-ACC team in 1978, 1979, and 1980, and played in the 1980 North/South Collegiate All-Star game.
Driscoll played for the Long Island Lacrosse Club in 1981, '86, '91, '92 and 1993. He was a member of the New York Athletic Club from 1987-90, and the North Hempstead Lacrosse Club from 1982-85. He also played for the New Jersey/New York Saints in the MILL. He passed away in 2002.