Buckeyes welcome Amanda Boskovich from Illinois and Liz Rizzo from New York

COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State women’s hockey team has added two more freshmen to its 2009-10 roster, head coach Jackie Barto announced Monday. The Buckeyes welcome forwards Amanda Boskovich from Illinois and Liz Rizzo from New York. They bring the total of incoming freshmen up to seven, with six forwards and a goaltender.

“We are pleased to have Amanda and Liz wear Scarlet and Gray next season,” Barto said. “Both are coming out of strong programs and have had successful high school careers. They are committed to being excellent students and athletes.”

Boskovich is a native of LaGrange, Ill., and plays for the Chicago Mission club hockey team while attending Lyons Township High School. She has been a member of Chicago Mission the last two seasons and helped them win regional and state titles en route to a winning the USA Hockey Under-19 National Championship in triple-overtime as a junior. That year, Boskovich totaled 31 points on 13 goals and 18 assists. This season, Chicago Mission was runner-up in the national championship. She previously played for Team Illinois from 2005-07 and scored 22 goals and 30 assists in those two seasons while serving as assistant captain.

Rizzo attends Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass., and is from Glens Falls, N.Y. She captained the hockey team her senior season after earning the team’s award for comeback athlete of the year in 2008. She also received the David Barrett Memorial Prize for Perseverance for her achievements in both hockey and the classroom.  As a sophomore, Rizzo and her team won the hockey gold medal at the Empire State games and she served as captain of the Adirondack region for the games in 2006 and ’07. Rizzo also captains the lacrosse team and is a three-time selection to the Capital District All-Star team in that sport.

Boskovich and Rizzo join Tina Hollowell, Chelsea Knapp, Hokey Langan, Paige Semenza and Mintuu Tuominen as incoming freshmen.