Natalie Rizzo
Natalie  Rizzo


Lombard, Ill.

High School:
Glenbard East



Sports Performance


DePaul Opens Season with Indiana Invitational

The Blue Demons begin their regular season on Friday, Aug. 25.


BIG EAST Announces 2013-14 All-Academic Team

Over 2,000 student-athletes across 22 sports honored for academic success


151 DePaul Student-Athletes Earn BIG EAST All-Academic Honors

Blue Demons honored for a 3.0 GPA or higher in 2012-13 academic year


Volleyball Celebrates Senior Day Right, Beats Rutgers 3-1 to Cap Season

Rachel Aumann's career was celebrated after the senior landed match-point on her final collegiate swing.


Blue Demons Overtake Red Storm, 3-1

Zapryanova's 19 kills lead DePaul to fourth conference win, help spoil St. John's Senior Day

2013 (Senior): Saw action in all 30 matches... hit a team-best .325, which stands as the second-best hitting percentage in team history... finished career with 290 blocks, the most by any DePaul player since the Blue Demons joined the BIG EAST in 2005... earned BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll award twice (9/16, 10/21)... named to three all-tournament teams (Drake, DePaul and The Citadel)... led team in solo blocks (22), block assists (82) and total blocks (104)... block total was the highest single-season total by a Blue Demon since 2004... ranked third on team with 239 total kills... posted one of the best matches of her career in a 3-2 win against St. John's on Nov. 8, hitting .444 with 20 kills...

2012 (Junior): Appeared in and started all 28 matches... ranked first on the team with 87 block assists and 94 total blocks... led the team in blocks in 11 matches... tied with Rachel Aumann for most sets played (109)... ranked fourth on the team in kills (178), while establishing herself as one of the team's most efficient attackers with a .308 hitting percentage... ranked third on the team with 26 service aces... set a career-best with seven block assists versus Pittsburgh on Oct. 28, 2012... tallied a season-best 14 kills on 25 swings (.560) versus Indiana State on August 25, 2012... .560 hitting percentage against ISU was the best recorded by any Blue Demon with at least 12 kills... named to the All-Tournament Team at the DePaul Invitational...

2011 (Sophomore): Named to the 2011 UniWyo Wyoming Invite All-Tour nament Team after registering 27 kills and 15 blocks over four matches...averaged 1.00 block per set on the season, the 10th best ratio among BIG EAST student-athletes...averaged 1.17 blocks per set in BIG EAST action, eighth-best in the league...finished with a team-high 88 total blocks on the season including 18 solo blocks and 70 assists...posted 142 kills on the season, fourth-most on the team...hit .240 on the season...added four service aces while competing in all 29 matches for the Blue Demons.

2010 (Freshman): Tallied her first collegiate kill, assist, and dig against Connecticut while assisting on four blocks...also appeared against St. John's and at Seton Hall, totaling six sets on the season.

High School: Holds career and single-season (146) records in blocks... collected a team-high 193 kills and a .351 hitting percentage in her senior season... was named team's Most Valuable Player... earned DuPage County All-Area Honorable Mention by the Dailey Herald.

Personal: Daughter of Joseph and Candace Rizzo... sister of Dana.

Rizzo by the Numbers:
Career & Match-By-MatchGet Acrobat Reader

Career Highs

Kills: 20, St. John's, Nov. 8, 2013
Attacks: 36, St. John's, Nov. 8, 2013
Attack pct: .800 (8-0-10), Indiana St., Sept. 30, 2011
Assists: 2, 4x, vs. Georgia St., Sept. 21, 2013
Serve aces: 4, 3x, Villanova, Oct. 27, 2013
Digs: 9, Seton Hall, Nov. 10, 2013
Blocks: 8, Creighton, Oct. 26, 2013
Block solo: 4, at St. John's, Oct. 28, 2011
Block assist: 7, 2x, Pittsburgh, Oct. 28, 2012

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