Trading in Maroon for Blue: Lizzy Scandiffio

It is the end of the black and blues for senior Lizzy Scandiffio and time for her to rep white and blue.

As she awaits her first season as a Blue Devil, having been recruited by Central Connecticut State University to be a part of their division one girl’s lacrosse team, the VHS senior is in the process of recovering from past injuries in order to continue on in college.

In Early November of last year at a fall tournament in Maryland, Lizzy and her teammate were on defense.  As she and another player were attempting to double team one of their opponents, Lizzy reached her opponent before her teammate.  They collided.  The result was a torn MCL which left Lizzy in recovery on the sidelines for three months.

Lizzy has also suffered from a few concussions in the past along with a recent  foot injury.  As a result of the quick and rapid direction changes required by playing a lot of lacrosse, Lizzy developed a deformity in her foot that kept her from running at her full potential. She has recently undergone surgery in order to alleviate pain and restore Lizzy to her normal, active self.

Anyone who knows Lizzy personally, knows nothing can stop her from getting back out on the field and playing her best. It is this attitude that has secured her with her scholarship to play for Central Connecticut in college.  She also considered offers from Manhattan College, Iona College, and Division 3 Elizabethtown College.

Her average number of goals in tournaments during the 2013 Tri-State summer season was 11 goals per game and in her regular high school season, she averages two to three goals per game.

“Tournaments are really important because with college coaches attending, it was never worth it to me to sit out because of my injuries. If I did, I would have missed out on potential offers, so I played through every injury I ever had.”

Lizzy has been playing lacrosse since sixth grade and has been a member of the 2014 Tri-State Girls Lacrosse team as a midfield attacker, all year round, for seven years and competes in tournaments throughout the year as well.

“I am excited because lacrosse is something I love and I can’t wait to continue playing in college.”