Inducted as a truly great player, Bacigalupo attended St. Paul’s School in Baltimore, earning 11 varsity letters for football, basketball, and lacrosse. In lacrosse, he was a high school All-American and first-team all-league goalie as a senior in 1990.
At Princeton, Bacigalupo was a three-time first team All-American (1992, 1993, 1994) and second team All-American (1991) goalie, a four-time All-Ivy league member, a two-year team captain (1993, 1994), the recipient of the C. Markland Kelly Award for the Division I Goalie of the Year (1992, 1993, 1994) and the Raymond Enners Award for the Division I Player of the Year (1994). He captured two Ivy League Championships (1992, 1993), two NCAA Division I Championships (1992, 1994) and was twice named the NCAA Division I Tournament Final Four MVP (1992, 1994).
Bacigalupo tops Princeton’s leader board as its all-time saves leader (732) and received the William Winston Roper Trophy, Princeton's top athletics award. Bacigalupo participated in the North/South All-Star Game in 1994, and graduated as a USILA Scholar All-American. He was named to the NCAA Silver Anniversary Team (1995) and the Lacrosse Magazine All-Century Team in 2000. He was previously inducted into the St. Paul's Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008, and into the US Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame in 2009.