Late Nick Iorio in Hobart College Hall of Fame


Hobart College's Statesmen Athletic Association has announced its Hall of Fame Class of 2012.
The seven-member class will be inducted during an on-campus celebration on Saturday, November 10.
Among the inductees will be the late Albert "Nick" Iorio '38.
Albert "Nick" Iorio '38
A versatile athlete, Iorio played basketball, football and lacrosse at Hobart, lettering in basketball and lacrosse.
A three-year letterman in lacrosse, he was a captain, guiding the Statesmen to an undefeated season and earning a spot on the USILA All-America second team.
During his collegiate career, the stickmen went 24-5 for an .828 winning percentage.
Also a three-year letterman on the hardwood, Iorio played on the first Hobart team to post consecutive winning seasons, going 8-7 in 1935-36 and 6-5 in 1936-37.
A staunch defender, he is best remembered for shutting down the College of Wooster's leading scorer during his senior season.
Iorio earned a bachelor's degree in arts.
He moved to Cobleskill, where he built his reputation around education and service. Iorio worked at SUNY Cobleskill as the athletics director, establishing the men's lacrosse program, and later as dean of students.
He was inducted into the SUNY Cobleskill Athletics Hall of Fame in 1994.
Today, his legacy in Cobleskill includes the Iorio Gym and Pool and the Albert "Nick" Iorio Community Service Scholarship on the campus as well as Iorio Park just off the town's Main Street.
He also served as Cobleskill's mayor.