Lia  Gizzarelli
Lia Gizzarelli


Newburgh, N.Y.

High School:
Newburgh Free Academy





123 Saints Named to MAAC Academic Honor Roll

Nearly 42% of Siena's Student Athletes Posted Cumulative GPA's of 3.20 or Better


Ek, Akeo Named 2012-13 Siena College Student Athletes of the Year

Goosens, Croutier Snag Rookie of the Year Honors


Gizzarelli and Akana Named Student-Athletes of the Month

Athletes Receive Monthly Leo Dufort Award


Men Run Sixth, Women Ninth at MAAC Championships

Higgins, Maguire Pace Saints


MacFarlane, Egan Run in Top-Five at Fairfield

Men Run Second, Women Fourth at Fr. O'Neil Invitational


2012 MAAC Cross Country Championships

2012 MAAC Cross Country Championships


Cross Country at Iona Meet

Cross Country at Iona Meet


Nassaney Invitational (9/8/12)

Nassaney Invitational (9/8/12)

BEFORE SIENA: Earned four letters in cross country and five in outdoor and indoor track at Newburgh Free Academy...Cross Country: Varsity 845 all star (2nd team)...Orange County All-Star (2nd team)...Runner of the Year (2007 and 2008)...Senior Goldback Award in cross country...Stanton Hemingway Memorial Award.

PERSONAL: Born February 28, 1991...Daughter of Lou and Lori Beth Gizzarelli.

BEST TIME IN HIGH SCHOOL: 400-64.5, 800-2:24, 1500-5:00.7, 3000-10:47, 3 miles: 19:02

Getting to know Lia Gizzarelli
Favorite sports team: New York Giants
Favorite book: Harry Potter

Favorite TV show: Grey's Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, and Gossip Girl are all tied for my favorite shows.

Favorite TV show growing up: Rugrats

Favorite food: My mom's spaghetti and sauce

If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Italy

Another sport I like to follow at Siena is: Field Hockey

Obscure/random fact about you:

Any superstitions? I have to listen to the same music on the way to meets

The funniest person on the team is: Brendan

My proudest sports moment is: making it to states for cross country in my senior year of high school

My favorite class at Siena is: Anything that Dr. Hayden, teaches he is a great professor!

My favorite thing about Siena is: All of the great friends I have including my team, they are the best

I chose Siena because: I liked the location and that it was small

In my spare time, I like to: hang out with my friends, go shopping, watch the Giants

Career Plans: Physician's Assistant