“Cugy”, a member of the MMCS Class of 1948, was an outstanding three-sport athlete in soccer, basketball, and baseball. As a four-year starter on the soccer team, he helped lead the Blue Devils to the Livingston County title in 1944. On October 17, 1947, Cugy had a magical game in which he scored five goals in a win against Wayland. He had two goals and three penalty kicks in that game for the five total. As of today, 68 years later, five goals in one soccer game is still a school record.
On the basketball court, he was the starting guard and leader of the team over a three-year career. Playing alongside his best friend and fellow Hall of Famer John Lubanski, this inductee was one of the leading scorers on the team. As good as he was in soccer and basketball, Cugy may have been most impressive on the baseball field. As the team’s shortstop over a four-year varsity career, he helped lead the Blue Devils to four consecutive Livingston County titles from 1945-1948. At the end of his high school career, Cugy was the very first recipient of an athletic award given to the most outstanding athlete over his four-year high school career. From there, Cugy was recruited to attend a professional baseball training camp but had to forego that dream as he was drafted into the United States Army. At 85 years old, he still resides in Mt. Morris and plays golf three times a week.