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Rizzo Returning as Full-Time Field Hockey Assistant

by | Aug 3, 2021

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Recently named to the U.S. Women’s National Team, standout goalkeeper Jenny Rizzo is returning to Davidson’s field hockey program as a full-time assistant coach.

Rizzo served as a volunteer assistant with the Wildcats during the 2019 season and spent last year as an assistant coach at Lafayette College. A former Penn State standout, Rizzo was one of three goalkeepers named to the U.S. National Team in June. While at Davidson, she’ll also train with the national team with hopes of playing in the next Summer Games.

“We are extremely excited to have Jenny rejoin our staff this fall,” said Davidson head coach Zoe Almquist. “Between her expertise as one of the top three goalkeepers in the country and her experience playing and coaching over the past few years, Jenny is a windfall for Davidson. We are so lucky to have her guidance as we all work toward taking our team to the next level. And, we are proud to support Jenny in her pursuit to represent our country at the 2024 Olympic games.”

Rizzo started 79 games as a Penn State goalkeeper, spending more than 5,400 minutes in the cage and posting a .749 career saves percentage. She helped the Nittany Lions to three NCAA Tournaments (2016-18), the 2016 Big Ten Tournament title and was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team in 2017 and 2018.

She played on the U19 and U21 U.S. National teams and the U.S. National Development Team, then played with the Beeston Hockey Club in England in 2019 and 2020, while earning an advanced degree from Nottingham Trent.

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