BILL POVIA


CLASS OF '67


YEAR OF INDUCTION: 2010



All Bill Povia did in his three years at Steinert High was earn seven varsity letters in baseball, basketball and soccer, play on one state championship and two city champs, gain All-County status in two sports and captain the baseball team during a senior year that was as good as any Spartan has ever had on the diamond.

During the spring of 1967, Povia led Steinert to its second consecutive city baseball championship by hitting a city-leading .457 and setting a school record with 35 hits (since broken). He earned honorable mention All-State honors that year and was named first-team All-City for the second straight year. In the summer he powered Post 31 to its second straight American Legion state title.

He also earned second-team All-City goalie honors his senior year in helping Steinert to the state soccer championship.

Povia helped carry Steinert deep into the state basketball tournament his senior season.

Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in June of 1967, Bill opted for college and attended Rider, where he earned All-MAC honors his junior and senior seasons. He went on to play five years of professional softball three with the Trenton Statesmen and won a world championship with Rochester.


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