Rizzo & Chapman Claim MAAC Student-Athlete of the Week Honors
Release: June 07, 2017
Steven Rizzo, Marist College
Junior | Men's Cross Country and Track & Field | Wappingers Falls, NY
Steven Rizzo was named to the MAAC All-Academic Team and CoSIDA Academic All-District in 2017. He set school records in the 4x1500m relay, which broke the previous mark by 16 seconds. Rizzo is one of only 25 student-athletes in school history to break 15:00 for 5km (14:56.99, No. 22 all-time). The junior was a finalist and scorer in the 2017 MAAC Indoor Championships in the men's mile run as well as the 2017 IC4A indoor track qualifier and was a participant in the 4x800m relay.
Paige Chapman, Manhattan College
Senior | Women's Track & Field | Abingdon, MD
Paige Chapman was named Manhattan's Female Student-Athlete of the Year after winning the gold medal in the 60 meters at the ECAC Indoor Championships. With that victory, she became the Jaspers' first female ECAC champion since 2013. Chapman's time in the final was 7.56 seconds, which was 0.01 seconds faster than her championship-record clocking at the MAAC Indoor Championships. She finished first in the 60 and second in the 200 meters at the MAAC Indoor Championships.
At the MAAC Outdoor Championships, Chapman took first in the 200 and second in the 100 meters while also anchoring the Jaspers to second place in the 4x100 meter relay. She ran the anchor leg on the 4x100 relay squad that placed fourth in the ECAC final at the Penn Relays, and Chapman was a member of Manhattan's distance medley relay team at the Penn Relays, as well.