Former manager Neale Cooper described Ritchie Humphreys as "a true Hartlepool legend" following the midfielder's release.
Hartlepool defender Peter Hartley sees no reason why the club cannot emulate Yeovil and work their way up the Football League.
Hartlepool's record appearance-maker Ritchie Humphreys has been released by the club.
Sam Collins and Andy Monkhouse are staying at Hartlepool for the 2013/14 campaign.
Graham Kavanagh is poised to commit himself to Carlisle, with Colin Cooper expected to be named as Hartlepool's new manager.
Hartlepool will play Dutch second-tier sides Almere City and Telstar during a mini-tour of Holland in July.
Hartlepool have terminated the contract of manager John Hughes and assistant first and reserve-team coach Micky Barron.
Evan Horwood heads a list of six players to be released by relegated League One outfit Hartlepool.