Steve was the finest basketball player in Acton Boxboro history. Steve was a four year varsity starter and held the all time AB scoring record until broken by Duffy McNulty in 1989. Over his high school career the classy center averaged over twenty points and twelve rebounds per game. His calm demeanor and leadership by example belied the inner fires and toughness within. He twice returned from serious injury in post season play without missing a tournament game. Though his individual stats are impressive, his team stats are unequalled. Under Steve's leadership, the Colonial Hoop teams of 1969/70 and 1970/71 amassed 48 straight victories and back-to-back Tech Tourney and State Championships. Those teams completed a six year run as Dual County League Champions and an astonishing 88 straight victories at home in "Win City."
Steve also was a standout baseball player as pitcher and first baseman for Larry McNulty's nine. Upon graduation from AB he attended Northeastern University on a basketball scholarship. After a brief stint at NU and several years off from school, Steve attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio as a three year starter. In his tenure at Wright State he centered the school's back-to-back National Division III Championship teams. At the age of twenty six, Steve collapsed from a heart attack after a pick-up game in the sport he dearly loved. Several days later, Acton Boxboro lost one of it's finest In 1991 Steve's Colonial teammates celebrated the twentieth anniversary of their second State Title. Together again, they raised Steve's number "24" to the rafters, the only athlete to be so honored.