Lisa Czechowski Biography

Lisa Czechowski is an American Paralympic goalball player. She made her Paralympic debut in the 2000 summer Paralympics that made her to won a silver medal. She competed in many goalball games and had gathered a lot of fame for herself. One year later, she took participate in the torch relay at Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. She participated in the summer Paralympics of 2004 and won a silver medal along with her American team. She lends her hand in the 2008 summer Paralympics and gained 8th position in the 2012 summer Paralympics in goalball.

Early Life

Lisa Czechowski was born on 29th May 1979 in Pequannock, New Jersey while her hometown is Boonton. She is the daughter of David and Barbara Banta and also has two brothers, Christopher and Kevin. At the time of her birth, she was suffering from a medical condition called nystagmus and was diagnosed with cone dystrophy while being in middle school. Both the medical conditions affected adversely to both her eyes that made her lose vision. Both the medical conditions affected her far and nearsightedness. She has no color vision and is extremely affected and sensitive to colors.

While being in high school, she tried for various tracks and field events. Lisa was first exposed to goalball in her high school by an adaptive physical teacher. She used to study in a school in New Jersey where most of the teachers and students belonged to blind and visually impaired medical conditions. At that time, Lisa was intricated in mainstream sports and used to have no interest in adaptive sports. But she was finally convinced to take participate in goalball and do practice at the West Orange Community Center.

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Lisa Czechowski Career

She had a successful academic games career and had also won many medals during her participation in various other games like discus, shotput. She won a silver medal in discus at the Sydney Paralympics Games. Within a year of starting her career with Paralympic sports, Lisa earned a spot for herself as an alternate in the women’s goalball team game in the 1996 Paralympic Games that was held in Atlanta. Later in 1998, she was selected to the goalball national team and attended or enjoyed her participation in the team at IBSA World Championship in Spain.

In 2001, she finally decided to focus on goalball. Her participation in the women’s goalball team in the Paralympics made her to won a silver medal in the 2004 games and then a gold medal in 2008. Lisa has been recognized as the major contributor to her Paralympic sportswomen team. Lisa has been entitled as the “top scorer of the championship” at the international blind sports Federation’s World Championship that was held in 2002. She was also named as “most valuable player” in the US Association of Blind Athletes that was held in 2008. She will be representing her nation in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics in goalball.

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Lisa Czechowski Biography

Real Name Lisa Czechowski Banta
Birth Date May 29, 1979
Age (as of 2021) 42 Years
Birth Place Pequannock, New Jersey, USA
Nationality American
Profession Goalball Player
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Gemini

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimeters – 165 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 62 kg  –  in Pounds –  136 lbs
Classification B2
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown


Father David Banta
Mother Barbara Banta
Brother Two (Christopher & Kevin Banta)


School Boonton High School
College Desales University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Jake Czechowski
Children Jay

Personal life

Lisa Czechowski is happily married to Jacob Czechowski. They both together have a baby boy who was born on 2nd July 2014 and named Jay Czechowski. Lisa learned about goalball while being available or competing in the track & field at the Sydney Games. She loved to read, listen to music, play board games, enjoy shopping and playing with her son. Her maiden name is Lisa Banta. She took participate in the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City in 2001 while being in Princeton, New Jersey.

Lisa Czechowski Net Worth

Lisa Czechowski brings a net worth of $3million to $5million. She used to collect most of her earnings from her Paralympic games. She is also running a business of Yeezy sneakers. While she made an exaggerated attempt, the money that she pulled is mainly from the business that made her rank among the richest and biggest celebrities. Her basic income is mostly from her athlete profession.

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  • The moment she saw sports in person, she felt a vision that she never had in her life.
  • She met various goalball athletes who were having various degrees of vision and were successful students at the same time while being professional athletes.
  • During her practice days that were carried professionally with a hired coach, she learned the basics of goalball that further made her develop an interest in the game. She always used to feel a change with the wonderful practice of goalball.
  • Despite her vision or eye conditions, she developed an interest in goalball at the time when she was in high school. She played for various track fields and events until she developed her strength for shotput and discus.
  • She was immediately convinced by one of her adaptive physical teachers which made her compete in both goalball and athletics for the next six years.

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