33 Josh Rizzo
Josh Rizzo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School:
Xaverian

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195

Position:
Outfield

Experience:
3VL



MISCELLANEOUS: One of the Patriot League's top defensive outfielders ... boasts strong, accurate arm ... takes great angles to ball ... possesses ability to chase down balls in gap ... capable of playing all three outfield spots ... excels in right field ... blessed with great deal of natural ability ... gritty competitor with tremendous will to win ... highly motivated ... loves to play game ... scrappy offensive performer ... sound fundamentally ... adept at moving runners along basepaths ... one of conferences top bunters ... boasts terrific baseball instincts ... student of game ... fine baserunner as well ... displays infectious enthusiasm ... expected to return to starting role in right field for second consecutive season ... three-year letterman.

2001: Authored solid junior campaign as Black Knights' starting right fielder ... appeared in 39 contests ... drew 35 starting assignments ... batted .263 with six doubles, one home run and 16 runs batted in ... ranked eventh on team with 40 total bases ... collected seven multiple-hit performances ... recorded three-hit efforts against Marist and Pace ... registered two hits versus Navy (twice), Manhattan, Lafayette and Fordham ... went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three runs batted in during late-season outing against Lafayette ... smacked two hits in three plate appearances versus Fordham in season finale ... batted safely in 22 of 39 contests overall.

2000: Entered season as starter in right field ... lost job early in year, but regained lead role during season's final stages ... appeared in 29 contests overall ... drew 19 starting assignments ... batted .213 with two doubles and six runs batted in ... successful on three of four stolen base attempts ... fashioned five-game hitting streak late in year ... hit safely in nine of last 12 games ... hit .300 with seven runs scored and three runs batted in during that span ... posted .333 batting average in 33 leadoff at-bats ... collected two hits and two runs scored against Navy in first game of Patriot League Championship Series ... batted safely during each of Army's two showings at NCAA Regionals ... 1-for-3 with one run scored during 4-3 opening-round loss to host Rutgers ... also collected one single in three plate appearances during loss to eventual regional champion Penn State.

1999: Saw action in 29 games, drawing 22 starts ... shouldered playing time at all three outfield positions as well as second base ... recorded one mound appearance ... batted .197 with two home runs and nine runs batted in ... added six doubles to list tied for fourth among club leaders ... fourth on team in runs scored (18) and bases on balls (14) ... registered two hits on two occasions ... went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored during season-best outing at Lafayette ... fired one perfect inning of relief opposite Fairleigh Dickinson during lone mound stint.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Dennis Canale at Xaverian High ... earned two varsity letters for one of state's top clubs ... saw majority of time in center field ... squad ranked as high as ninth nationally during senior campaign ... team also garnered state championship.

PERSONAL: Given name is Joshua Eric Rizzo ... born Aug. 1, 1980, in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... parents' names are Susan Boyle and John Rizzo ... majoring in Operations Research.

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