Allyson Rioux is remembered as much for her astonishing athleticism as for her gracious and generous spirit. She died of a brain tumor in 1989 at the age of 27. Allyson was a renowned multi-sport athlete, whose ten years as a “pro” softball player landed her as a six-time All-American, with inclusions in the Westhill High School, Connecticut ASA, UMASS and most recently, the NATIONAL ASA Softball Halls of Fame.
She is remembered as one of the greatest softball players in the history of the game. Allyson’s contagious smile, gentle leadership, and generous nature inspired many and she lives on in the memories of an incalculable number of people who savored her friendship.