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Inducted in 1987 … 1956 Spring Valley H.S. graduate … earned 10 varsity letters in three sports … made first-team All-County four times, led the Tigers to three Rockland championships … at Hofstra, earned five varsity letters, was football team’s MVP as a senior running back and defensive back in 1963, and gained All-America honors as a lacrosse defenseman his junior year … Stamos helped transform Spring Valley from winless doormats (they were 0-16 his freshman and sophomore years) to Rockland champions, undefeated in county PSAL play his senior year … two- time All-County quarterback … 1955 MVP in the Rockland PSAL and league’s leading scorer … 5- foot-10, 175 pounds in his playing days, a stellar running QB … in baseball, four-year varsity letterman, two-time first-team All-Rockland center fielder, and batting champion his senior year
… helped lead Spring Valley to Rockland titles his junior and senior years … also a three-year varsity basketball player and team captain his senior year … spent three years in Marines, enrolled at Syracuse, then transferred to Hofstra, where he led the football team in rushing and scoring and was team MVP in 1963 … his junior year, 1962, Hofstra went 9-1 and played in the Cement Bowl versus West Chester (Pa.) State … in lacrosse, Stamos was an All-America defenseman in 1962 and was chosen to play in the North-South All-Star game … as a sophomore, he helped Hofstra gain a Top 10 national ranking.