Sam Trippi was an outstanding 3-sport athlete from the late 1950’s and early 1960’s in football, basketball, and baseball. He was the starting halfback on the football team for 3 straight seasons. He had 3 touchdowns in his junior year, one of which was a 75 yard run against Livonia on November 5, 1960. He outstanding blocking helped pave the way for many touchdowns by Hall of Famer Ron Gervase. He was an extremely versatile athlete who played all three positions in the sport of basketball and played on the varsity team as only a freshman. This versatility led him to be the leading scorer for the Blue Devils basketball team in both his junior and senior years. He averaged 16.2 points per game in his senior year. In baseball, his talents really shined. He was the starting 1st baseman and left fielder on the Varsity team all 4 years of high school. During all four of these years (1958-1962), the Blue Devils won 4 consecutive LCAA Baseball Championships. Twice during this time period, this inductee also led the Blue Devils to two Section Five Class C Baseball Championships in 1959 and 1961. His senior year of baseball was capped off by another trip to the Section V, Class C Championship game. During that senior year, Sam had the game winning RBI with a single in the 9th inning during a 11-10 victory over Kendall. His homerun on May 18, 1962 against York helped lead the Blue Devils to this victory which sealed the LCAA title that season. That 1962 team finished the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record and a final record of 11-1. His most outstanding individual award also came on the baseball field in 1958, when he was named the Section Five, Class C Most Valuable Player amongst all athletes in Class C. Amazingly, he was only a freshman at this time. This man did not end his athletic career in high school either. After graduation, he went on to excel as a two sport athlete in both basketball and baseball at the University of Rochester.