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William Fuller

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1981


Syracuse University

Fuller began his career at Garden City (N.Y.) High School where he lettered four times and was a first team all-star defenseman in 1945 and 1946 in the Metropolitan League. His team won the championship in 1945 and 1946. Bill was captain of his football, basketball and lacrosse teams his senior year at Garden City and also received All-Scholastic Football honors in Nassau County. At Syracuse, Bill switched to midfield and was an All-American three times: second team in 1948 and first team in 1949 and 1950. Syracuse won the Division Championship in 1950. He received the Laurie Cox Trophy as the Most Valuable Player at Syracuse and starred for the North in the North-South All-Star Game in 1950. Bill was also a football player while at Syracuse. 

Fuller concluded his playing career with the Manhasset Lacrosse Club in 1953 and 1954. As chairman of the Men's Association of Garden City High Schools' Lacrosse Day in 1979, 1980 and 1981, Bill successfully sponsored high school and college doubleheader games and received the Men's Association plaque for his efforts. He was extremely active in civic and church groups especially organizing youth groups in lacrosse, football, soccer, and baseball. Along with his active community life, Fuller was president of three local companies. He also served as a corporal in the Army from 1951 to 1953. Bill Fuller passed away in 2008.