De Risi helped the Saints to 10 wins in 2011, including the program's first-ever win over perennial MAAC power Marist.
Prior to his arrival in Loudonville, De Risi led the women's water polo team at Florida to a 61-11 record, including a 44-4 mark in the Southeastern Conference. His 2006 squad went undefeated in the SEC and finished the season ranked second nationally.
De Risi was a four-year starter at Florida and was named both Rookie of the Year and MVP. Additionally, he played professionally for a season with Cannotieri Milano in the Italian League and was a member of the South East Zone team which finished second overall in 2003.