Spencer M. Sardinia joins Roger Sawyer as the second inductee from the class of 1952. This man was one of the most inspirational athletes from the late 1940s and early 1950s. He was a superior 3-sport athlete all 4 years of high school in Football, Basketball, and Baseball. He was a leading member of many championship teams. In 1951, he was the captain of the unofficial LCAA championship football team. In basketball, he was the starting guard and leading member of 2 LCAA Championship teams in 1949 and 1951. He was also the leading scorer and captain of the basketball team in 1952. In baseball, he was arguably the best 1st baseman in Livingston County during his years in school. He was a leader on the 1950 baseball team that won the Livingston County championship. He went on to lead Mt. Morris to another Livingston County and Section Five championship in baseball in 1952. In that year, he was the team’s captain and leading hitter. After high school, he went on to play freshman football at Cortland State in the fall of 1952. His versatility and tremendous abilities then led him to be awarded a full athletic scholarship in basketball to Alfred University in 1954. This man was always acknowledged by his coaches as a true leader and an inspiration to his teammates and all athletes of the 1950s. In the words of Hall of Famer David Sawyer – “This man truly inspired his brother Tom Sardinia and me to become the best athletes we could be. I have absolutely no doubt that if Coach Chi were still alive; he would put this man on his list of all-time best 3-sport athletes. Sadly, this man passed away in 1991. However, his dedication to Mt. Morris Central is still realized every year as an annual scholarship in his name was established. This scholarship has been awarded each year since 1991 to a student who best demonstrates scholarship, citizenship, and athletic participation.