|High School:||St. Anne's Belfield|
- Tabbed a 3-Star Recruit by Top Drawer Soccer
- Named to the 2014 RVA-FC NPSL First Team
- Named to the 2013 RVA-FC NPSL Reserve Team
- Member of the U16 and U18 Development Academy Team for the Richmond Strikers
- Played for the Virginia ODP Team for two years
Coach Giffard on Gonnella: "Joseph is in the mold of some of my favorite players, he is a box to box link guy who connects the team and has a great engine. He is a very driven and bright person who I believe will thrive in our environment and his technique and competitiveness fit us perfectly."