Goaltender Riso Added to Roster

Jan. 22, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's lacrosse team has announced the addition of senior goalie Bobby Riso (North Potomac, Md./Thomas S. Wootton) to the roster for the 2014 season. Riso, a senior, played his first three-and-a-half seasons on the University of Michigan Club Lacrosse team.

The goaltender split time at goalie as a freshman before taking over the starting role as a sophomore in 2012. During his sophomore season, he allowed 7.4 goals against and stopped 62 percent of opposing shots but suffered a broken hand in the spring of 2013 that forced him to miss his entire junior season. He returned to start eight games as a senior before his promotion to the varsity squad in 2014. Riso was a two-year captain of the club team and also served as team president as a junior.

Riso joined the Michigan club team after a strong prep career at Thomas S. Wooton High School in Rockville, Maryland. He switched to goalie after three seasons as a midfielder and his 6.4 goals-against average as a senior helped lead Thomas S. Wooton to its second-ever appearance in the state title game.

He joins a goaltender unit that includes freshman Robbie Zonino (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) and sophomore Mike D'Alessio (Eastchester, N.Y./The Hackley School).

Prior to the regular season opening up, U-M will host the Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday (Feb. 1) at 1 p.m. in an exhibition matchup at Oosterbaan Field House. The following week, U-M opens its third season of varsity lacrosse on the road on Feb. 8 against the Penn State Nittany Lions. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m. from Holuba Hall.

Contact: Scott Kemps (skemps@umich.edu)