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Richie Nizza
Richie  Nizza

RS Sophomore

Fort Myers, Fla.

High School:
Bishop Verot

Last College:
Florida State College at Jacksonville

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195



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2018 (RS Sophomore)

  • Wrapped the year by starting the final 17 games at second base, including the entirety of the postseason
  • All told, playing in 45 games with 35 starts, batting .242 with three home runs and 14 RBI
  • Had a stretch of 11 straight games reaching base, and finished the season at a clip of 15 of 16
  • Had three hits against Conference USA foe UAB, and six other games with two hits
  • Three times, knocked in two runs; Four times, scored twice
  • Batted .313 in the Gainesville Regional, including back-to-back two-hit showings, against Columbia and Jacksonville
  • In the latter, knocked in two runs as well
  • The team went 25-9 in his 34 starts at 2B

Prior to FAU

  • Played for Florida State College at Jacksonville under coach Brad Frick
  • Named Second Team All-Conference
  • Hit .314 with a team-high five home runs and a .513 slugging percentage, and was second in hits (49), runs (34), doubles (10) and steals (13)
  • Also had the team's best with three triples

High School

  • Played for Bishop Verot under coach Davis Nelson
  • Two time runners up in states
  • Concluded his senior year hitting .315 and leading the team in stolen bases
  • Played for coach Neil Anderoli and the Pompano Beach Clippers
  • Won the championships and was named all star game MVP


  • Son of Annemarie and Richard Nizza
  • Born January 2 in Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Favorite professional athletes are Manny Machado and Odell Beckham
  • Favorite movie is The Bronx Tale
  • Favorite TV show is Grey's Anatomy
  • Favorite genre of music is hip hop
  • Something most people don't know about him? He has only been out of the country once

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