New York Tech signee Riley Arrigo lands with Robert Morris

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RMU women’s basketball head coach Charlie Buscaglia looks on during a game against Youngstown State. Moon Township, PA (RMU Sentry Media/Samuel Anthony)

By Tyler Gallo, Copy Editor

Former Lincoln Park High School point guard Riley Arrigo, who originally signed a letter of intent to join the New York Institute of Technology women’s basketball team, has instead decided to join Robert Morris. She announced her decision through Twitter.

 

This decision comes just a week after NYIT announced it had suspended all athletic programs for two years due to the costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Last season, NYIT finished 20-10 overall and 12-4 in-conference as a member of the East Coast Conference.

Arrigo, who will now be a little closer to home, will join a rookie class for the women’s basketball team that includes G Mackenzie Amalia, C Yasmine Sifaoui, and F Sol Castro. Riley’s brother Philip Arrigo is also one of the student managers for the women’s basketball team.

Arrigo became the first full athletic and academic scholarship recipient for girls’ basketball in Lincoln Park’s history when she signed with NYIT.

Arrigo joins a Colonials team who will be making their debut in the Horizon League for the upcoming 2020-21 college basketball season. Last season, RMU finished 23-7 and 13-1 in-conference en route to the best record in the NEC.