Montclair High School is full of talented lacrosse players, including as Jack Rizzuto.
- Year: Senior
- Position: Attack
Jack Rizzuto has broken a bone, but that doesn’t break his love for a sport he’s been playing since the seventh grade. He scored the overtime winning goal in the Essex County Tournament Finals last season, but supports from the sideline and hopes for an end-of-the-year comeback.
After attempting to tackle the biggest player on the team, Jack Rizzuto was left with a broken collarbone and a broken start to his last year on the Montclair High School Varsity team. He’s a committed teammate, attending every practice and every game, despite his injury. He hopes through rehabilitation and sideline support, he will be able to return to the field in time to assist his team to the state title.
Despite a significant loss, his words can aid upcoming freshmen: “Don’t take your high school team for granted. This has made me realize how much I miss it and love the game.”
Besides his insightful words, Jack Rizzuto is a model student for Montclair freshmen looking for some guidance in their start to high school. Jack Rizzuto maintains a balanced schedule with a relaxed, quiet confidence. He lives for the fun of the sport, but keeps a daily regimen of a shower, followed by homework as soon as he gets home to allow down time before getting to sleep.
Jack Rizzuto will take this routine with him as he plans for a future in business after his final year at MHS. Rizzuto has been accepted to Indiana University for the fall of 2014 and will study finance. His acceptance has been one of his biggest accomplishments, but Rizzuto modestly adds his high GPA and a scholarship to the university.
Jack Rizzuto speaks well of his role model Michael Jordan, but I would argue his own words are those of a true mental and physical competitor, “Work hard in the off season. Don’t take senior year for granted. [Lacrosse] is the most fun I have had in high school.”