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Lisa Czechowski

A headshot photo of Lisa Czechowski wearing a red, white and blue USA Goalball jacket.

Sport: Goalball

Classification: B2

Height: 5-5

DOB: 5/29/1979

Birthplace: Pequannock, N.J.

Hometown: Boonton, N.J.

High School: Boonton High School (Boonton, N.J.) ‘97C

College: Desales University ‘01, Criminal Justice

Paralympic Experience

  • Six-time Paralympian (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020); Five-time Paralympic medalist (1 gold, 3 silvers, 1 bronze)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, silver
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, bronze
  • Paralympic Games London 2012, 8th
  • Paralympic Games Beijing 2008, gold
  • Paralympic Games Athens 2004, silver
  • Paralympic Games Sydney 2000, silver (discus), 6th (goalball)

World Championship Experience

  • Most recent: 2018 – 6th
  • Years of participation: 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2018
  • Medals: 4 (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronzes)
  • Gold – 2002
  • Silver – 2010
  • Bronze – 2006, 1998

Personal: Daughter of David and Barbara…Has two brothers, Christopher and Kevin…Married to Jake Czechowski, the U.S. Women’s Goalball Head Coach…Has a son, Jay…Born with nystagmus and diagnosed with cone/rod dystrophy in middle school…Learned about goalball in 1995 and attended her first practice in October of that year…Became involved with her club team and was named as an alternated for the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games…Made her Team USA debut in goalball and track & field at the 1998 World Championships in Madrid, Spain…Competed in both goalball and track & field at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games…Enjoys reading, listening to music, playing board games, shopping, playing sports and playing with her son…Grew up in a house on Banta Lane and her maiden name is Banta…Took part in the 2002 Olympic torch relay for the Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City, carrying the torch in December of 2001 while it passed through Princeton, New Jersey.


Goalball Gametime with Lisa Czechowski