On Rizzuto: Senior veteran anchors the left side of the infield at third base ... very solid defensively ... will be called upon for offensive productivity and leadership ... .282 career batting average is sixth-best in Terrapin history ... a two-time All-ACC Tournament selection.
As a Junior in 2004: One of three players to start all 60 games ... led the team with a .329 batting average, the eighth-best mark in the ACC and fifth-best in Maryland single-season history ... .414 on-base percentage ranked seventh in the conference and second on the team ... tallied a team-high 14 multi-hit games and drove in 18 runs ... helped convert a team-high 10 double plays ... named to the ACC Tournament team after four solid performances ... helped Maryland power past NC State at the conference championships (May 15), driving in two runs and scoring another ... went 3-for-3 against Virginia (May 14) at the ACC Tournament, scoring two runs ... was 2-for-3 with a run scored vs. Villanova (May 9) ... notched first multi-double game vs. Delaware (May 6), driving in two runs ... went 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored against Towson (April 29) ... had a stellar day at the plate vs. St. Francis (April 15), going 2-for-2 with two RBI and two runs scored ... had a double and two RBI in 14-4 rout of Temple (Feb. 22).
As a Sophomore in 2003: One of three Terrapins to start all 45 games ... led returning Maryland infielders with a .942 fielding percentage ... batted .213 and drove in 12 runs for the Terrapins ... a member of Maryland's 2002-03 Intercollegiate Athletics Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll ... went 4-for-7 (.571) and drove in four runs for the Terps in the ACC Tournament (May 9-10) ... this performance earned her ACC All-Tournament Team honors ... put together a perfect 3-for-3 game at the plate against Morgan State (April 23) ... drove in a run and went 2-for-3 against George Mason (April 6) ... collected two hits and scored a run against Tennessee Tech at the Buzz Classic (March 23) ... went 2-for-4 and drove in a Speedline Invitational win against Chattanooga (March 8).
Before Maryland: Played third base one season for Toledo ... captained high school softball team four times ... led ACCAL in batting during 1998 (.556) and 1999 (.485) seasons ... named Most Outstanding Player in 1998 ... received United States Marine Corps Most Distinguished Athlete Award in 2001 ... four-time All-ACCAL selection.
Personal: Daughter of Lenny and Debbie Rizzuto ... has one brother, Lenny III, and one sister, Tiffany ... taught kindergarten during her senior year of high school ... related to Hall of Fame shortstop Phil Rizzuto ... a criminology major.
Rizzuto at the plate... Year G-GS Avg. AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB 2003 40-35 .213 108 8 23 3 0 0 12 1-2 2004 60-60 .329 158 22 52 11 1 0 18 2-3 Totals 100-95 .282 266 30 75 14 1 0 30 3-5