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Inducted in 1992 … 1970 Nyack H.S. graduate … talented baseball and football player who was drafted by the Chicago White Sox, played one year of minor league baseball in the New York Mets organization, and had tryouts as a punter with the New Orleans Saints and New York Jets … he played four years of varsity baseball at Nyack as an outfielder, and was chosen All-County, All-Metro and All-State … was offered contracts by the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox … played two years each of varsity soccer and football … placekicker for one year, then quarterbacked Nyack to the Rockland PSAL title his senior season … All-County QB … attended University of North Carolina on a full baseball scholarship … All-Atlantic Coast Conference center fielder his last two years, team captain his senior year … twice an all-star center fielder in the Cape Cod League (summer) … punter his junior and senior years for the North Carolina football team, finished in top 10 in the country in punting his junior year … punted in the Sun Bowl for the Tar Heels — the ACC champions — in 1972 and ‘73 … in his one year with the Mets, played in Class A Batavia, N.Y., and led the organization in batting average … Lydecker later starred in tennis, ranking in the top eight in both singles and doubles in the county for several years … has also been regionally ranked in platform tennis … runs the Lydecker Agency, a real estate and insurance business in Nyack.