As a freshman in 2017: Played in 31 games with 14 starts in her debut season … Hitting .222 with 13 RBIs … In 54 at bats, recording 12 hits and eight runs…In five games Rizzi crushed three homers, Including her first home run at the colligate level against Iona College (April 12) … She backed that with a three-run homer against Butler (April 15) …Her final dinger of the season came on solo shot against LIU Brooklyn (April 19) ... Reached base a total of 26 times and went 1-for-1 on stolen base attemps.Before St. John's: Four year letter winner in softball ... guided Eastport South Manor High School to the LI `AA' state finals after earning Class AA First Team All-State recognition honors ... earned League V Pitcher of the Year honors in 2016 ... Member of five-straight League V championships ... named to the All-Country team from 2013-2016 ... received Suffolk County Player of the Year honors in 2016 after amassing 21 wins on the mound with a 0.35 ERA and hitting .500 at the plate ... named League V Rookie of the Year as an eighth grader ... also played for the nationally ranked Long Island Gold Club squad ... Capped off high school career with a 99-15 record and .53 ERA
Personal: Full name is Marissa Claire Rizzi ... Born on Jan. 16, 1998 ... Hometown is Manorville N.Y. daughter of Christopher and Marie Rizzi ... has a twin sister named Christina that plays softball at Adelphi and a younger brother Nicholas ... hobbies include painting and drawing ... Majoring in Sport Managment.
Rizzi Up Close...
Age you Started Playing Softball:
Favorite TV Show: The Vampire Diaries
Favorite Pregame Song: "Anything Alternative or Rock"
Most Memorable Softball Moment: "Winning the Suffolk County and Long Island Championships and then going to the New York State Final 4 Championship"