7 to join Hobart Hall of Fame
GENEVA, N.Y.—The Statesmen Athletic Association recently announced the Hobart College Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The seven-member class will be inducted during an on-campus celebration on Saturday, Nov. 10.
The latest Class of legendary Statesmen includes Andrew D'Eloia '95, of Brooklyn, brothersLarry '82 and Tom '85 Grimaldi, both of Corning, Andy Horton '98, of Shelburne, Vt., Scott Iklé '84, of Geneva, Chris Teerlinck '93, of Canandaigua, and the late Albert "Nick" Iorio '38. The 19th Class of inductees will raise the Hall's roster to 110 members.
Andrew D'Eloia '95
A two-sport athlete, D'Eloia is one of the top scorers in the history of Hobart basketball and a tenacious long-stick midfielder in lacrosse. The winner of the 1995 Francis L. "Babe" Kraus '24 Memorial Award as Hobart's most outstanding senior athlete, D'Eloia was a two-time recipient of the basketball team's Butler-Ford Award as MVP and the 1995 Lt. John Vandeverg '50 Memorial Award as the lacrosse team's most improved.
A captain on the basketball court, D'Eloia enjoyed a spectacular senior season that culminated with Division III News honorable mention All-American honors, NABC All-East accolades, and the Empire Athletic Association Player of the Year Award. When he graduated, he was second on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,587 points and free throws made with 380. D'Eloia was an exceptional marksman from beyond the 3-point arc, graduating with the records for 3-pointers made in a game (10 vs. Rochester on Feb. 14, 1995), season (77 in 1994-95), and career (193).
On the lacrosse field, D'Eloia was a solid defender and a threat to score in transition. He recorded six goals and seven assists to go with 93 ground balls in 30 career games. D'Eloia was a member of the 1993 National Champion run and played a greater role in the Hobart defense as the Statesmen returned to the title game in 1994. He produced a career-high 54 ground balls as a senior during Hobart's first Division I season.
D'Eloia earned a bachelor's degree in English.
Larry Grimaldi '82
Grimaldi was a four-year letterman and a three-time national champion on the lacrosse team. None of the midfielder's 76 career goals was more memorable than his last. Two-time defending national champion Hobart found itself in a dogfight in the 1982 title tilt, rallying from a 3-0 deficit to take an 8-7 lead over Washington (Md.) College, only to see the Shoremen tie the game and force overtime. With 2:27 run off the clock in the extra session, Grimaldi unleashed a low shot that got by the Washington goalie for a 9-8 triumph. He was named the NCAA tournament's Most Outstanding Player and earned first team All-America honors that year. A two-time second team All-American as well, he was a deft passer, producing 65 career assists to finish his career with 141 points. Grimaldi graduated among the top 10 in Hobart career history in goals (10th), assists (5th), and points (10th). He currently ranks 15th in assists, 20th in points, and 27th in goals.
Grimaldi earned a bachelor's degree history. He was inducted into the Corning-Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.
Tom Grimaldi '85
Tom Grimaldi was a four-year letterman and a four-time national champion on the lacrosse team. A high-scoring attackman, he too finished his career ranked in the top 10 in Hobart history in career goals (10th), assists (6th), and points (7th). After producing 27 points alongside his brother in 1982, Grimaldi enjoyed a breakthrough sophomore season, netting a career-high 37 goals and 19 assists for 56 points, a performance that earned him second team All-America honors. His junior year saw him record 45 points (26g, 19a) on his way to first team All-America accolades. Grimaldi saved his best for last, registering a career-high 62 points on 33 goals and 29 assists. He repeated as a first-team All-American and earned Hobart's Judge Kane Memorial Trophy as team MVP. To date, he ranks 11th in career assists and career points and 27th in career goals.
Grimaldi earned a bachelor's degree history. He was inducted into the Corning-Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.
Andy Horton '98
The first Statesman sailor to earn All-America honors, Horton is the first sailor to be inducted into the Hobart Athletics Hall of Fame. As a sophomore, he led the Hobart and William Smith sailing team to its first berth in a national championship regatta, placing 10th in the Inter-Collegiate Yacht Racing Association (ICYRA, the predecessor of today's Intercollegiate Sailing Association, ICSA) Coed Dinghy Championship in Madison, Wis., earning the first of three straight ICYRA All-America awards. As a senior, Horton represented competed in the ICYRA Sloop National Championship in Cornona del Mar, Calif., finishing fourth and closed out his career at the ICYRA Coed Dinghy National Championship in New Orleans, helping HWS to a third place finish.
Horton graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology. He spent a year as an assistant coach at his alma mater before pursuing a highly successful career as a professional sailor. Horton won a gold medal at the 1999 PanAm Games (Lightning Class), was a finalist for the 2003 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Award, and partnered with Brad Nichols to win the 2006 US SAILING Team of the Year Award.
Scott Iklé '84
The only varsity head coach in the history of the Hobart and William Smith sailing program, Iklé has served his alma mater since 1993. He took over a team that was struggling to stay competitive and built it into one that is a consistent national championship contender.
Since 1996, Iklé's sailors have earned 51 invitations to ICSA National Championship events, finishing in the top five 19 times. Hobart and William Smith sailing has captured two national championships under his guidance, bringing home the 2005 ICSA team race title and the 2005 ICSA coed dinghy championship. Iklé's teams have also won 15 Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association championships.
Iklé has mentored 49 All-Americans, including 2007 Everett B. Morris Trophy (College Sailor of the Year) winner Trevor Moore '07. He has inspired several of his student-athletes to pursue careers in coaching, including the head coaches at Cornell, George Washington, and Roger Williams.
Widely respected by his peers, Iklé has earned US SAILING's "Doc" Counsilman Science Award (2006), National Coach of the Year Award (2003), and Developmental Coach of the Year Award (1998). In addition, he has served the sport of sailing as a US SAILING certified judge, president of the American 505 Class, and a board member for various junior sailing associations. Iklé has coached Team USA at three PanAmerican Games and served as head coach of Team USA at the 2002 ISF World Sailing Games in Marseille, France.
Iklé holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Hobart and a master's degree in environmental studies from Long Island University.
Chris Teerlinck '93
An All-American defender on the soccer pitch, Teerlinck helped the Statesmen to a four-year record of 43-19-8 (.671). The two-time team captain led the Statesmen to two of the most successful seasons in school history. As a junior, Teerlinck handed out 10 assists which was second on the team and, at the time, tied for second on Hobart's single season list. The Statesmen were 13-3-1 that season for a .794 winning percentage, the second highest to that point. As a senior, Teerlinck produced a career-high 11 points (3g, 5a), led a defense that posted eight shutouts (then third most in a season), and went an unbeaten 15-0-1 (tied for most wins in a season) to raise the season record for winning percentage more than 150 points (from .813 to .969).
In addition to NSCAA All-America second team recognition, Teerlinck shared the team's MVP award and was presented with the William C. Stiles '43 Memorial Award for leadership, determination, and character. Teerlinck graduated with a bachelor's degree in English and earned a master's degree in education from Cortland.
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 central figure on the 1937 team that outscored its opposition 112-44. A year later, Iorio served as 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 the arts. He moved to Cobleskill, N.Y., 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 St.
About the Statesmen Athletic Association
For more than 40 years, the members of the SAA have put their shoulders firmly behind the Statesmen. From 1971's charter members to today's 900-plus donors, the generous teamwork of SAA members has strengthened the athletics program at Hobart College and reinforced the educational experience of thousands of student-athletes. Augmenting the Hobart Athletic Department budget, nearly 75 percent of the SAA's funding is earmarked for team support: equipment, uniforms, recruiting, technology, and the Napier Leadership Seminar. The remaining 25 percent helps to underwrite team awards, the Block H Dinner and membership services.