Rob Colton was a two-sport standout at Steinert before graduating in 1981. He earned five varsity letters, including three in soccer. As a senior, he received all-state recognition in soccer.

As a junior he scored seven goals and as a senior he scored 19 and was named all-county. In three years with Paul Tessein's club, his teams went 16-4-3, 13-3-3 and 13-6-2, respectively.

He also earned two letters in baseball and counts the 1980 run for the state championship among his finest memories as a Spartan. The '80 SHS baseball team was 22-5-1 and captured county and state sectional championships.

He moved on to play both sports at Rider.

"I coached Bobby in soccer at Steinert and coached him in baseball for (American Legion Hamilton) Post 31," said Rich Giallella. "He was a great two-sport athlete. In soccer, he was a prolific scorer with great skills who could've played and did play two sports in college at Rider. He was the player the other team had to mark tightly. He was an all-state player. In baseball, Bob was a varsity player in his junior and senior year."

"He was a real solid baseball player," said Colton's college coach, Sonny Pittaro, the longtime skipper at Rider. "He was a left-handed hitter, he played second base for us and he was on my first NCAA (tournament qualifying) team. He did everything really well.

"He was a fun kid to be around and he was one of those Steinert kids that made a lot of good contributions, a lot of good contributions. We spent time recruiting him, we watched him grow up (he is a little younger than Pittaro’s son Chris, another Steinert Athletic Hall of Famer). We wanted him to come to Rider."

Currently a teacher at Crockett Middle School in Hamilton, Colton lives in nearby Robbinsville Township with wife Kelly and their sons Robert and Ross.