Julio Lugo [Baseball '13]

Julio Lugo arrived on the Connors State College campus from Brooklyn, N.Y., in August 1993 to play baseball for Cowboys head coach Perry Keith. 

Lugo played two seasons at CSC and was a National Junior College Athletic Association first team All-American in 1995. He was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 43rd round of the 1994 Amateur draft and signed with Houston following his graduation from Connors State College in 1995. He played Major League Baseball for 11 years before he retired, playing for Houston, Tampa Bay, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston, St. Louis, Baltimore and Atlanta.

Lugo made his major league debut in April of 2000 with the Astros after five seasons in the minor leagues. The shortstop/second baseman had a career batting average of .269, with 80 home runs and 475 runs batted in.

He was also a member of the 2007 World Champion Boston Red Sox.

Lugo and his wife, Mabely, have two sons, Josmael Aquiles and Julio Alejandro.