2012: Ivy League Player of the Year ... unanimously named to All-Ivy League first team ... College Baseball Insider preseason All-American ... voted team's most valuable player for the second straight season ... two-time Ivy League Player of the Week ... started all 44 games he played in left field ... tied Columbia's career home run record with former Major Leaguer Gene Larkin '84 ... hit safely in each of his last 13 games ... batted .409 with 20 RBI during Ivy League play ... led team with 16 doubles, 31 bases on balls and 36 runs batted in ... tied for team lead with 37 runs scored ... went 2-for-4 and reached base six times in 11-7 win at The Citadel ... belted a pair of doubles in three at-bats in series finale at The Citadel ... had four base hits in four at-bats and four RBI in 14-2 win vs. Lehigh ... singled and doubled in four at-bats at Pepperdine ... drove in a run in each game of four-game set at San Diego ... collected four hits in eight at-bats and scored five times in doubleheader vs. Stony Brook ... had three hits and scored twice in opening win at Holy Cross ... went 3-for-5 with two RBI in doubleheader sweep of Yale ... stroked two doubles and was 4-for-4 in game one vs. Brown ... homered and drove in two runs in 7-6 win over Rutgers ... smacked a two-run double in 4-3 victory at Dartmouth ... had three two-hit games in four-game series at Cornell ... crushed a two-run home run in 5-1 win in series finale at Cornell ... homered in series-opening win vs. Princeton ... knocked in two runs and scored twice in 8-7 win over Princeton ... went 2-for-3 with record-tying home run in 6-1 win vs. Fordham ... in season-ending series vs. Penn, batted .500 with two doubles, seven RBI and six runs scored.
2011: First team All-Ivy League for the second straight season ... started 42 of 43 games he played ... voted team's most valuable player ... second-team All-ECAC ... led team in batting average, base hits, home runs, RBI, doubles and total bases ... at the end of the regular season, led Ivy League in home runs and total bases ... hit safely in first 10 games and 16 of his first 17 ... went 4-for-5 with three doubles, three runs scored and two RBI at South Alabama ... had three hits in five at-bats, including two RBI in 5-3 win at Florida Gulf Coast ... was a single shy of the cycle at Rollins, with a double, triple and a home run and drove in four runs in 8-7 win ... batted .467 in four-game series vs. Holy Cross with six RBI ... went 3-for-5 in doubleheader sweep of Harvard with a home run, five RBI and three runs scored ... drilled a two-run homer in first inning of 6-5 win over Manhattan ... homered in each end of opening doubleheader at Princeton ... his home run in game one gave Columbia a brief lead in extra innings before the Lions went on to win, 8-5 ... in final home doubleheader vs. Penn, cranked three home runs, scored six times and drove in four.
2010: Named Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Year ... Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American ... Ping! Baseball Freshman All-American ... first team All-Ivy League ... tarted 40 of 46 games in the outfield ... posted a league-leading .741 slugging percentage ... finished season batting .374 with 12 home runs and 36 runs batted in ... 12 home runs set a single-season rookie record at Columbia ... named one of Collegiate Baseball's National Players of the Week on April 12 ... named Ivy League Player of the Week on April 13 ... two-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week (April 13, May 4) ... hit .388 with seven home runs and 13 runs batted in during league play ... went 6-for-6 with two home runs, six RBI and five runs scored in Columbia's 24-1 romp in game one at Harvard ... was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI in 12-11 win vs. Rutgers ... homered in seventh inning of Lions' 5-2 game-one win at Penn ... hit first-inning, three-run homer in Lions' game one win over Dartmouth in Ivy League Championship Series ... batted .692 during three-game championship series with six RBI and five runs scored.
At Malden Catholic: Four-year letterwinner ... also played basketball for three years ... captained baseball team as a junior and a senior ... Catholic Conference Player of the Year ... first team Massachusetts all-star ... two-time all-conference honoree ... led conference in batting as a junior and a senior ... batted .474 as a junior ... batted .520 as a senior ... team was conference champions his junior year ... played summer ball with the Andre Chiefs.
Personal: Political science major ... member of 2003 Little League World Series United States finalists ... son of Tracie and Paul Pizzano ... Dario Pizzano, b. April 25, 1991 in Boston.