Leroy Lusardi
Leroy Lusardi
Graduation Year: Class of 1953
Induction Year: 1994

Lee earned nine varsity letters, three of which in basketball, football and baseball while at SHS. He was All State his senior year in football and scored 102 points that season, which was second in the state only to the great Milt Campbell of Plainfield. Lusardi’s 102 points stood as a Somerville record until 1979 when Jon Williams broke that mark. Lusardi, who scored four touchdowns each in different games during his senior year, shared the Somerset County title his junior year.

In 1952, Lee was selected as the borough of Somerville’s Outstanding Male Athlete. In 1953, he won the Yohn Award.

He was class salutatorian his senior year. He went on to Cornell, but transferred to Rutgers where he starred for the Scarlet Knights football team, leading them in yards averaged per carry. He was also the team’s second-leading rusher.

He later played for semi-pro teams throughout the state, graduated from Cornell Law School and continues to maintain a law practice in Somerville. He resides in Basking Ridge.