William D. "Billy" Souza

Barnstable High School Class of 1971
Varsity Letters Earned: 11
Soccer, Basketball, Baseball

Varsity Soccer Captain, 1970

Varsity Basketball Captain, 1970-71

Varsity Baseball Captain, 1971

Capeway Conference All-Star, Soccer, 1969 & 1970

Capeway Conference All-Star, Basketball, 1970-71

Capeway Conference All-Star, Baseball, 1970 & 1971
Most Valuable Player, Baseball, 1970 & 1971

Boston Globe All-Scholastic, Baseball, 1970 & 1971

Barnstable High School Best Student-Athlete Award, 1971

BHS Basketball Leadership Award, 1971

Cape Cod Referees Assocation Sportsmanship Award, 1971

1971 BHS Oustanding Scholar-Athlete Award, 1971

Inducted into the
Barnstable High School Athletic Hall of Fame
On November 29, 2008

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In any successfulk venture there must always be a constant, an unchanging. almost omnipresent energy that encourages and drives that success forward and helps bring it to fruition.

    To BHS Hall of Famer Dick Graves' Red Raider basketball teams of the late 1960s and on his greatest team -- the incomparable 1970-71 squad -- Bill Souza was the source of this energy; a defensive wizard on the Red & White parquet floor, Souza's uncanny knack for taking charges and creating havoc with opponents' offensive set-ups proved to be the catalyst for 25 straight basketball victories in Barnstable's first and only state basketball championship of 1970-71.

     On the baseball diamond, Souze was no less critical to Barnstable's success as he was twice named a Boston Globe All-Scholastic and led BHS to an astonishing 50-13 record over three seasons while leading the team in batting in both his junior and senior campaigns.

     In soccer, Souza was equally prolific as one of the team's leading scorer's for four seasons, while he also produced straight A's in the classroom.

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