Senior Spotlight: Krysta Palazzo

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By: Taylor Hole 

In her four years at LIU Post, Krysta Palazzo, also known as Kiki, has appeared in 129 games for the Pioneers, totaling 45 runs. In the 2011 season, Palazzo was tied for the team lead with three triples. Overall, she has successfully stolen five bases out of six attempts. In 2012, Palazzo has maintained a .342 batting average over fourteen games, good for second on the team.

Name: Kiki Palazzo

Sport: Softball

Position: Outfield

Hometown: Sea Cliff, NY

High School: North Shore

Major: Psychology

 

What made you choose to come to LIU Post?

I originally went to Marist, but I decided to transfer to Post because it was closer to home. My coach was a big factor in where I decided to transfer. He was very welcoming.

 

What do you think the top priority of a college athlete should be?

It should be to put his or her teammates first before themselves. I played a team sport for a reason; it’s no fun to win alone.

 

If you had to describe your team in three words, what would they be?

Inspiring, hardworking, and my family

 

How has being a student athlete at Post benefitted you?

It has definitely taught me to face any challenge in life head-on and to do so with poise.

 

What is your favorite part about being a student athlete?

Finding friends who will be in my life forever. I have definitely extended my family while being at Post.

 

What is your favorite memory at LIU Post overall?

It definitely has to be going to the World Series in 2011.

 

Who is your favorite pro-athlete and why?

It was and will always be Bernie Williams. He was a dedicated father, husband, and teammate. He always won and lost with class, which I greatly admire.

 

Any favorite pro sport teams?

The Giants all the way!

 

What are your plans after graduation?

I plan to further my education and become a physician’s assistant.

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