Peter Shaw, class of 1978, was a Versatile Three Sport Star.
COBLESKILL – Peter Shaw, a native of Malta, will receive a major honor on Friday, September 25, when he will be inducted into the 2015 class at SUNY Cobleskill’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Shaw, a graduate of the class of 1978, excelled in soccer, wrestling and baseball while a member of SUNY Cobleskill’s Flying Tigers. A Ballston Spa High School alumnus, Shaw established himself as one of the most diverse players in the athletic program’s history while at SUNY Cobleskill, earning the athletic program’s 1978 Male Athlete-of-the-Year Award.
A three-sport performer during his playing career, Shaw earned distinction by garnering the men’s soccer team’s Most Valuable Defensive Player Award in 1978, and was an All-Mountain Valley Conference Team selection at the goalie position.
As a member of the college’s wrestling program, he provided the team with both depth and flexibility, competing in every weight class from 145 to 190 pounds during his career. He also demonstrated a similar type of flexibility on the baseball field –playing positions in the field as catcher, at first base and in the outfield.
Professionally, Shaw has spent the last 30 years as a member of the Saratoga Springs, Fire Department currently holding the rank of Assistant Fire Chief. He also serves as a member his hometown Malta Volunteer Fire Department, where he currently serves as the town’s Fire Chief.