Lloyd Steen
Track, Soccer
Inducted in 2008
When Lloyd Steen graduated from SHS in 1978, he left an athletic legacy that included outstanding play as a stopper and goalie in soccer, and record setting performances in indoor and outdoor track. Lloyd’s athletic accomplishments earned him the Meade Alcorn Outstanding Athlete at graduation.

Lloyd helped lead SHS to two state semi-finals in soccer. His junior year as a stopper back the team finished with a 14-1-2 record, and, in his senior season he was the goalie on a team that finished with 13-3-3 record, including 9 shutouts.
Lloyd’s best sport was track and field. Blessed with both speed and strength, Lloyd excelled in running and field events. He was a sprinter and hurdler and also participated in the shot put, javelin, discus, long jump and pole vault. Never finishing worse than third in every event he entered his senior year, Steen led Suffield to the NCCC Championship. Lloyd was named to the All Conference Team for the second time in 1978. Lloyd’s incredible versatility led him to try the decathlon in the State Open where he finished third, setting a school record of over six thousand points. This record still stands.

Lloyd’s success in the decathlon took him to Division I University of Rhode Island as one of their top recruits. In 1980, in the decathlon, he finished fifth in the Boston College Relays, fifth in the New Englands, and seventh in IC4A Championship in Philadelphia, and set the decathlon record at URI that stood for 22 years.