F. Steven Zaso was an outstanding 3-sport athlete from the late 1970’s and early 1980’s in soccer, basketball, and baseball. In basketball, he was one of the best pure shooters our school has ever seen. In 1981, he was Livingston County’s 5th leading scorer in basketball at an average of 15.5 points per game. If the three point shot were in place during his time, one can’t even imagine how high his point totals would have been. As the starting shooting guard and forward in 1981, he led Mt. Morris to the Livingston County basketball title. He was just as talented, if not more talented, in the sport of baseball. He was a left-handed flame thrower who was one of the toughest pitchers in all of Section Five. As only a freshman in 1978, he was moved up to the varsity baseball team. He had a strong 6 inning pitching victory that year in a 9-8 win against Livonia and also went 3 for 3 with an RBI in his first sectional game ever to lead Mt. Morris to a 8-0 victory over Elba. 1980 was a magical year on the diamond as he led all of Livingston County in wins and strikeouts as a pitcher. Included in that season was one extremely dominant game in which he struck out 16 hitters from Avon. When he wasn’t pitching, he was patrolling the outfield and leading the way with his bat. His versatility and strong arm led Mt. Morris to the Livingston County title in 1980 with a final record of 10-2. He finished that season with a .483 batting average which was tops on our team. In 1981, he finished his high school career very strong on the diamond as well with a pitching record of 9-2 and a .435 batting average. Anyone who watched this man play knew he was something special. He culminated his high school career by being named to the All-Greater Rochester Honorable mention All-Star teams in both basketball and baseball for 2 consecutive years – 1980 and 1981 and by winning the Babe Ruth award given out to the most outstanding athlete. Following high school, he received a partial scholarship to play baseball at American University.