SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (8/29/17) – Lasell men's basketball coach Aaron Galletta has been selected as one of seven distinguished individuals to be inducted into the Union College Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 11.
During his tenure at Union, coach Galletta finished his illustrious career as the all-time Dutchman basketball career points leader with 1,949, and ranks second at the time of his induction. His 663 points in a season set a school record and his senior season of 2001-02 produced numerous honors. He was one of 10 finalists for the Jostens National Player of the Year Award, an NABC Second Team All-American, a D3Hoops.com All-American, a First Team honoree for two all-region teams, the ECAC Upstate Player of the Year and the league's Player of the Year. Galletta 's average of 23.2 points per game ranked him 10th nationally in his senior year. He helped lead that team to an NCAA playoff, only the second in program history at the time, and the first 20-win season in 19 years while leading Union to the school's first UCAA (now Liberty League) Championship. Galletta played in all 108 games of his collegiate career and after his squad went 21-8 in 2001-02 when he was a co-captain, he finished his career with 67 victories on the hardwood.
Galletta shares the Hall of Fame honor with a former Lasell forward of his own, Jose Guitian '08, who will be inducted into the inaugural Lasell Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, October 13. To learn more about the Lasell Hall of Fame, or to purchase tickets, click here.
Galletta enters his 12th season at the helm of the Lasell men's basketball team, coming off a 19-9 season as GNAC Championship finalists. The Lasers open the 2017-18 season at Babson College on November 15, to take on the reigning national champions inside Staake Gymnasium.