Crystal Rizzuto '01 | Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School

Crystal Rizzuto '01

Crystal Rizzuto was captain of the SJND Softball Team and named “Most Outstanding Player” all four years at SJND. As a freshman, she led ACCAL in batting average (.556), and repeated as a sophomore, with an average of .485. Crystal received many awards while at SJND, including three-time Alameda Contra Costa Athletic League All-Team selection and four-time Scholar Athlete award winner. Her senior year, she also won the Distinguished Athlete award. Crystal earned a Division 1 scholarship to Maryland where she was a two-time All ACC team selection and four-time Intercollegiate Athletics Scholar Athlete. Starting every game during her college career, Crystal held impressive stats which would lead to an offer to try out for the Washington Glory (National Pro Fastpitch Team) and the USA Junior Olympic Team, as well as an invitation to play internationally for the Italian National Team. “I sweat and bleed for this game, and in return it completes a part of me." - Crystal’s 2001 yearbook quote.