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PCA Graduate Liza Corso to Compete in 2020 Paralympics

By June 25, 2021PCA News Stories


DOVER, NH, JUNE 25, 2021 — Portsmouth Christian Academy (PCA) is pleased to announce that Liza Corso, graduate of the class of 2021 and multi-award-winning athlete, will be competing in the Tokyo Summer Paralympics this year, representing the U.S. national team.

Corso has been a top high school runner in New Hampshire, competing at high levels even with a low-vision disability. Born with a genetic disorder called albinism, Corso is considered legally blind and runs without depth perception, having over 20/200 vision.

As a part of the national team, Corso will be running in the 1500m for U.S. Paralympics Track and Field. The Women’s 1500m – T13 Final will take place Saturday, August 28 from 6 to 9 AM ET at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. You can view her Team USA profile here, as well as a  full schedule of events here.

Corso looks forward to competing. She remarks, “I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to represent Team USA in Tokyo.”

Corso credits God for her gifts and abilities as a runner, her family for their support of her athletic career, as well as her coaches, teammates, and teachers for their support.

At just 17 years old, Corso has been an award-winning, All-State runner for the school’s cross country, winter track, and spring track teams and will now go on to compete at International levels. According to PCA Coach Mike Shevenell, Corso is the most-decorated runner of all time in PCA’s athletic history.

Corso continues her career at the college level upon joining Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN in the fall of 2021.

The Tokyo Paralympic Games will take place August 24 to September 5.

Including track and field, a total of 22 sports are scheduled to be included in the 2020 Paralympic Games.


Portsmouth Christian Academy has been inspiring students on the seacoast to maximize their potential for forty years. PCA provides a nurturing educational environment that emphasizes Christ-centered community, outstanding academics, differentiated learning, and exceptional character. Located just minutes northwest of Portsmouth, NH on a beautiful 50-acre riverfront campus, PCA is a dually accredited, independent, college-preparatory, day school where young people from Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire in preschool through Grade 12 are challenged to thrive academically and grow as servant-leaders prepared to impact the world for good.