Farmingdale State Athletic Hall of Fame

Farmingdale State Athletics Inducts Eight into Hall of Fame

Farmingdale State Athletics Inducts Eight into Hall of Fame

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Farmingdale, N.Y. - Farmingdale State Athletics inducted its eighth class into the Hall of Fame on Friday, September 22nd. The 2017 induction ceremony included one retired staff member and seven former athletes. These inductees joined the 61 individuals currently in the FSC Athletics Hall of Fame.

Honored and inducted this year were retired staff member Don "Doc" Haworth (Boynton Beach, Fla.), along with former athletes Larry Izzo (Manorville, N.Y.), Corine Magee (Patchogue, N.Y.), Kenny McMillan (Queens, N.Y.), Lou Orologio (Coram, N.Y.), Stanley Orr (Titusville, Fla.), Stephen Rebholz (Copiague, N.Y.) and Hope Zino (Manhattan, N.Y.).

Below is a brief synopsis of our Inductees' accomplishments at Farmingdale State...

  • William Stanley Orr was a member and team captain of the men’s basketball team at Farmingdale from 1948-1950.

At the completion of the 1950 season, Stanley was named to the All-Newsday team…which at that time was an All-Star team consisting of only 10 players from every college on Long Island.

During his two years, his team competed with and defeated teams such as Adelphi University, Concordia College and Binghamton University. They won both the Metropolitan Junior College Championship and the New York State Institute Championship, which today would be the equivalent of winning both the Skyline and the SUNYAC combined.

Upon graduation in 1950, Stan embarked on a long and prestigious career in the field of building construction.

  • Hope Zino was a member of the softball team from 2009-2012 and is the most dominating pitcher in school history.

She was named Skyline Pitcher of the Year in three out of her four years, including her rookie season, and led Farmingdale State to their first three Skyline Conference Championships. In her first collegiate game, she pitched a one-hitter and broke the school’s single-game strikeout record with 13. She broke her own record a month later with 14 strikeouts in a game. Junior year she had 15 strikeouts in a game, which still stands as a school record.

Over her tenure, she faced 2,066 batters, holding them to a .197 average with a 1.72 ERA...she currently holds 22 school records. Hope now works as a critical care nurse in NYC.

  • Don "Doc" Haworth began his career at the College in 1972, serving as the sole Athletic Trainer for 25 years as a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association.

Aside from training, he worked as the full-time equipment manager from 1972-1975 before being promoted to Head Facilities Coordinator, holding that title until he retired in December 2010. From 2010-2017, he was not only the Director of Sports Medicine but was the Chairperson of the Skyline Conference Athletic Trainer's Association.

Doc’s marks on Farmingdale State College cannot only be measured by his years of service…but more by the hundreds of student-athletes that keep in touch with him today. Doc just recently retired and relocated to Florida.

  • Kenny McMillan was a member of the Farmingdale State men’s basketball team from 2002-2006, where he was a 2-time Skyline Player of the Year, 2-Time All-Region and 3-Time First Team All-Skyline.

In his senior year, his team posted a 23-6 record and won the school’s first-ever Skyline Championship. He became the all-time leading scorer that season and is the only player in school history to surpass both 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. He still holds the school record with 1,017 career rebounds and is #2 all-time with a career 1,773 points.

Kenny is now a Captain in the New York City Department of Corrections. He serves in the Air Force reserves and can be caught refereeing basketball games in his spare time.

  • Corine Magee was a three-sport athlete and All-American at Farmingdale State, competing in women’s soccer, indoor track and outdoor track from 2009-2012.

In soccer as a 4-year starter, she was named all-conference, after leading her team to four consecutive Conference titles. Appearing in 83 games, she scored 32 goals which is 3rd Most All-Time. In her junior season, Corine was named the Skyline Tournament MVP, after scoring the game-winning goal in the Championship game. Corine ranks 3rd all-time in both career points with 74 and game-winning goals with nine.

Corine ran both indoor and outdoor track as a sprinter during her freshman and sophomore years, qualifying both years for the nationals and receiving Indoor Track Division III All-American status in 2011. She holds eight school records...Indoor: 55m, 60m, 200m and 4x200m relay...Outdoor: 100m, 200m, 4x100m and 4x200m relay.

Corine now works at a private investigation firm.

  • Lou Orologio was a two-sport athlete at Farmingdale from 1979-1982 competing in both baseball and men’s basketball.

As the starting centerfielder and captain of the baseball team, he batted over .300 each season, including .410 in 1982. That year, Lou held the team’s longest hitting streak at 15 games and was named a Division I NJCAA All-American. As a member of the basketball team during the 1979-1980 season, he helped lead Farmingdale to a 22-6 record. That year, they recorded a 14-game winning streak and a third place finish in the Region XV Tournament.

After graduating from Farmingdale, Lou went on to play one year of baseball at Ft. Lauderdale College where he hit a team-high 22 home runs. Once his collegiate career had ended, Lou had professional tryouts for the Detroit Tigers, New York Mets and New York Yankees.

Lou began working for the Long Island Rail Road in 1988 and currently serves as a foreman in the LIRR’s Track Department.

  • Larry Izzo was a two-sport athlete participating in basketball and baseball at Farmingdale in 1965 and 1966.

A catcher on the baseball team, Larry played for Hall of Fame coach Dick Vining and later went on to coach for three years as an assistant at Farmingdale for Hall of Famer Kenny Rocco.

Still a scout today, Larry is starting his 36th year in major league baseball scouting and currently is the head scout for the New York Mets for all five boroughs and Long Island. Prior to the Mets, he was a scout for the Texas Rangers, Arizona Diamondbacks, Montreal Expos and Washington Nationals. Throughout his career, he has drafted and assisted 20 players from Long Island that made it to the big leagues. In 2015, he was named by Major League Baseball as “the best scout in the entire Northeast.”

Although Larry spends countless hours traveling to different ballparks, he still finds time to be a high school and college basketball official. This year he will be starting his 50th year of officiating.

  • Steve Rebholz was a two-year starter on the men’s basketball team from 1983-1985.

In his freshman year the team went 22-8, but it was his sophomore season where he truly left his mark. That year, under coach Bob Drizal, his team went 30-3 setting a record for most wins in a season. That year Steve led Region XV in field goal percentage and was #2 in the entire nation.

After graduating from Farmingdale, Steve played two years at Hofstra, where he was named All-Conference and still has the 4th best field goal percentage all-time. After graduating from Hofstra, Steve was a first round draft pick for the Long Island Surf of the USBL and a second round draft pick by the Wisconsin La Crosse Catbirds of the CBA.

After his basketball career was over, Steve earned his Master’s Degree and began teaching physical education in the Copiague school district, where he still teaches today. For the past 18 years, Steve has coached the Varsity boys basketball team at Copiague high school and achieved his 200th career win in 2015. Having been named Coach of the Year numerous times, Steve’s teams have won 8 league titles, 3 Suffolk County titles and 1 Long Island championship.

 

For more detailed info on any of our inductees, please info Assistant Athletic Director, Deana Ward, at warddt@farmingdale.edu.

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