Suffolk University Announces Fourth
Athletics Hall of Fame Class: East Boston's Anthony Camiolo to be
BOSTON – The Suffolk University
Athletics Department and the University Alumni Association have
announced the fourth Athletics Hall of Fame class. Eight individuals
and one team will be honored during a Hall of Fame Induction Dinner
on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge.
The reception will begin at 6 p.m.,
followed by the dinner and induction ceremony at 7 p.m.
“This is a special and wonderful opportunity for former
student-athletes to come together and share time and memories with
teammates whom they may not have seen for 10, 20, 30, or 40 years,”
said Suffolk University Director of Athletics Jim Nelson.
“As was the case with our previous three Hall of Fame award
ceremonies, this event will honor a host of highly qualified and
deserving individuals and one team whose legacy will live on
East Boston's Anthony Camiolo was a star-studded performer for the
Suffolk hockey team from 1980-84. One of his memorable moments was
recording three goals and three assists in one game as a freshman.
His scoring ability, competitiveness and knowledge of the game
helped the Rams post two winning seasons.
Combining lightening speed and the
uncanny ability to put the puck in the net, Anthony Camiolo was a
star-studded performer during his time as a Suffolk University
Camiolo got his start while participating in a program just
returning to intercollegiate status in 1980 after a three decade
absence from the Suffolk campus. His scoring ability,
competitiveness, and knowledge helped the Rams post two winning
seasons, despite playing a schedule that included many ECAC Division
Camiolo, a left-handed center, was always the fastest skater on the
team. He could easily be found at the ahead of the pack, zeroing in
on the goaltender with relentless pursuit. Once close to the net, he
would utilize a variety of shots to light the lamp.
As a junior, Camiolo, who grew up in East Boston, served the role of
assistant captain and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. In
his senior campaign, a knee injury didn’t hamper him from playing in
One of his most memorable moments was when, as a freshman, he
recorded three goals and three assists against Saint Francis College
in Biddeford, Maine. On that special night, he did everything but
drive the Zamboni between periods.
Beyond speed and scoring, what separated Camiolo from his peers was
his work ethic. He was the first player to show up for practice
every day and the last one to leave. He loved the sport and was
always looking for ways to improve his game.
Although Camiolo made a name for himself as a proven scorer, his
passing skills and unselfish assists where equally his trademark.
Above everything else, however, he was proud of his team’s identity.
“We were just a great bunch of small, scrappy guys who played hard
and never quit,” he fondly remembers.
Camiolo resides in Malden, and works as an Assistant Vice President
with State Street Bank Financial Services in Boston.