Liz Lazzari (’05) is one of Connelly’s highest achievers both in school and in the work force. An excellent student, Liz was a stand-out volleyball player. She was also awarded Connelly’s highest award at graduation: the Connelly Cup. Upon graduation, Liz went on to the US Military Academy in West Point, NY where she was only one of three players in Army volleyball history to serve as two-time captain. She is distinguished as being the only volleyball player in West Point history to win the prestigious Army Athletic Association Trophy! After graduating from West Point, Liz served in Afghanistan in the Medical Service Branch of the US Army where she oversaw doctors, nurses and other health professionals – all of whom outranked her. She also worked with the Special Forces unit for medical missions focused on the female population. As a woman, she was able to provide the security checks for the women in the area who needed access to health care. Liz brought volleyballs with her on these missions to play with the children waiting for their parents. Liz went on to serve in South Korea where she served as Commander of the Multi-Functional Medical Battalion. She is currently employed by The Presidio of Monterey Army Health Clinic where she is the Executive Assistant to the U.S. Army Medical Command Chief of Staff.
Liz will be moving to Washington, DC where she will create the first Master’s Program for Women’s Health, Peace and Security at the National Defense University.