While at William Floyd, Robert Fiese, Class of 1995, excelled on the football field and on the wrestling mat. In 1993, Rob was the captain of the football team where he earned All-League and All-County honors, as well as a selection to the All-Long Island Team and All-State Second Team.
In 1993, Rob became the first student-athlete from William Floyd to earn the Collotta Award as the “Most Outstanding Linebacker” in Suffolk County. Three others from Floyd have earned that honor since. Returning in 1994, Rob was a two-time captain for both wrestling and football. He earned All-County honors in both sports and received a football scholarship to St. John’s University.
While at St. John’s, Rob was a four-year starter and by the end of his collegiate career, he held the record for most tackles in school history. He was twice named the Harry Colvin Award winner (1998-99) as the “Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year” by the St John’s Touchdown Club. He was later inducted into the St. John’s University Hall of Honor.