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Athletic Hall of Fame

Ronald J. Forte

Ronald J. Forte


At Rochester:

  • Three letters a piece for soccer and baseball
  • Captain of both squads as a senior
  • Won the Walter Campbell Award in 1961 for the most outstanding contribution to the University's soccer team
  • Earned the Louis Alexander Alumni Award in 1962
  • Yellow Key, 1960
  • Student Representative on Student-Faculty Athletic Council, 1961-62
  • President of Psi Upsilon
  • Sports Editor of Interpres, 1961-62
  • Earned a B.A. in History/English, 1962


  • Played professional baseball in the New York Yankees farm system in North Carolina for one season and parts of two seasons in the Quebec Proncial League
  • Served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot, flying the P-3 Orion for eight years, including two tours of duty in Vietnam
  • American Airlines Pilot for 22 years, recently flying Boeing 757/767s, both domestically and internationally
  • Coached youth soccer and baseball for several years