Class of 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee
Perry Nizzi, Frankfort, NY, served as head men’s soccer coach from 1981-1998, with a record of 291-56-11. He guided the Generals to three NJCAA Division III championships in 1994, 1995 and 1996. Herkimer established a national collegiate record for the longest winning streak in any sport with 97 consecutive victories. As a result of those accomplishments, Nizzi was inducted into the NJCAA Soccer Hall of Fame in 2006. Nizzi received the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association award for outstanding contributions in the field of intercollegiate soccer in 1999. He was inducted into the Rome Sports Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Greater Utica Sports Hall of Fame in 2000. Nizzi graduated from Rome Free Academy where he earned high school all-America honors. He enjoyed an all-America playing career at Mohawk Valley Community College and continued his education at SUNY Cortland. He was one of eight inducted into Cortland's C-Club Hall of Fame in 2009. Nizzi is in his 19th year as head soccer coach at Hamilton College.
The 1994 men’s soccer team, coached by Perry Nizzi, will be inducted for winning the men’s soccer program’s first-ever national championship in 1994. Team members included: Juan Arboleda, Emilio Biello, Matt Carey, Matt Convertino, Marcello Correa, Bruno DeBellis, Brian Dutcher, Matt Earl, Paul Fekete, Mike Fornino, Andy Gifford, Matt Green, Nate Horton, Rich Lysik, Matt Malowski, Dan McCall, Frank McKenzie, John Murray, Rich Mussi, Brian Myers, Adetoye Oshoniyi, Jeff Rauber, Mike Rochette, Chris Saggese, Morgan Scott, Dave Seipp, John Shafer, Peter Sisera, Brian Thomas, Bryan Thomas, Josh Thomas, Tami Thomas, Jonathan Williams, and Enrique Wissar.
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