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Athletic Hall of Fame

George Schmergle

George Schmergel


At Rochester:

  • Three-year letterman and dominating soccer player for the Rivermen/Yellowjackets
  • Scoring leader with record 16 goals in one season
  • Had a game-high four goals against St. Lawrence
  • Scored 3 goals in four games versus Clarkson, Union, Hobart, and Alfred
  • Named to the 1964 All NYS Soccer Team as a junior
  • Two-time Athlete of the Week
  • He was a senior captain in the center forward position
  • Graduated with a BA in political science


  • Went to Boston University Law School
  • Employed by a multitude of law firms including Nixon Hargrave, Underberg Kessler, Gullace & Weld, and Harris
  • Worked for Chesworth, O'Brien, Johnstone, Welch & Leone in real estate as well as bankruptcy and immigration law
  • Received City of Rochester & RPD award for co-founding PAC-TAC (Police and Citizens Together Against Crime)
  • Member of prestigious Law Review
  • Devoted time as a youth soccer coach
  • Passed away July, 2011.