Hebert and Sortino Named Outstanding Senior Athletes

Outstanding Senior Athletes

Sue Viscomi (center), Oswego State’s director of athletics, recognized Outstanding Senior Athletes Brian Sortino ’17 (left) of men’s basketball and Heather Hebert ’17 (right) of women’s basketball following the conclusion of the All-Athlete Banquet May 3 at the Marano Campus Center arena. The Outstanding Senior Athlete awards take into account the seniors’ entire career at Oswego and is based

No. 24 – Max Ziel

Coach Ziel

Before they were Lakers, some sportswriters referred to Oswego athletes as “Zielmen,” a testament to the influence of legendary Coach Max Ziel on the college’s early athletic programs.

A World War I veteran and Alabama native, Ziel started his colorful coaching career at Oswego in 1921 and retired in 1957.