Wil Myers Louisville Slugger: 2009 STATE HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Another award has come for Wil Myers of Wesleyan Christian Academy/High Point Wesleyan. Wil has done it again and this time he has been named the Louisville Slugger 2009 North Carolina High School Player of the Year.

North Carolina Wil Myers Wesleyan Christian Acdmy – High Point P, C

LOUISVILLE, KY- Louisville Slugger® and the National High School Baseball Coaches Association (BCA) in conjunction with Baseball America are pleased to announce the 2009 Louisville Slugger State High School Baseball Players of the Year Awards. A player of the year was selected in 47 participating states and Washington, DC by coaches who are members of the BCA.

“Once Again, we are proud to join Louisville Slugger and Baseball America in honoring these fine young baseball players from all across the United States,” said BCA Executive Director Ron Davini. “These players have been selected by coaches in their jurisdictions as the best player in their respective home states. We’re sure to be hearing more about these players in years to come, at both the collegiate and professional levels.”

Recipients of the Louisville Slugger State High School Player of the Year Awards will receive specially engraved black and silver Louisville Slugger bats noting their achievement. Their respective schools will receive a replica for the school trophy case.

A list of the 2009 winners of these awards follows:


Alabama Luke Bole Hartselle HS P, DH
Alaska Ross Venneberg Sitka HS P, 1B
Arizona Jake Barrett Desert Ridge HS – Mesa P
Arkansas D.J. Baxendale Sylvan Hills HS – Sherwood P, 2B
California Matt Hobgood Norco HS P, 1B
Colorado Bryan Peters Rocky Mntn HS – Ft. Collins P, 3B
Connecticut Matt Carasiti Berlin HS P
Delaware Eric Buckland Caravel Academy – Bear P, RF
D. of Columbia Matt Bowman St. Albans – Washington P, SS
Florida Patrick Schuster Mitchell HS – New Port Richey P, 1b
Georgia Zack Wheeler East Paulding HS – Dallas P
Hawaii Breland Almadova Iolani HS – Honolulu P
Idaho Jacob Coats Twin Falls HS P
Illinois Seth Schwindenhammer Limestone Comm. HS – Bartonville OF
Indiana Adam Norton Andrean HS – Merrillville P, INF
Iowa Dean McArdle North HS – Sioux City P
Kansas Garrett Gould Maize HS P, OF
Kentucky Luke Maile Covington Catholic HS C
Louisiana Zack Von Rosenberg Zachary HS P, INF
Maine Chris Bernard Scarborough HS P
Maryland Branden Kline Thomas Johnson HS – Frederick P
Massachusetts Kyle McKenzie Thayer Academy P
Michigan Dan Fields U.D. Jesuit HS – Detroit SS
Minnesota Ryan Abrahamson Tartan HS – Oakdale SS
Mississippi Darren Farmer W. Lauderdale HS – Collinsville C
Missouri Jacob Turner Westminster Christian HS – St. Louis P
Nebraska Logan Ehlers Nebraska City HS 1B
Nevada Jeff Malm Bishop Gorman HS – Las Vegas P, 1B
New Hampshire Mike Montville Portsmouth HS 1B
New Jersey Mike Trout Millville Senior HS OF
New Mexico Alex Wehner Rio Rancho HS P
New York Marcus Stroman Patchogue Medford HS – Medford P
North Carolina Wil Myers Wesleyan Christian Acdmy – High Point P, C
North Dakota Ryan Bollinger Minot HS P
Ohio Justin Jamison Strongsville HS P
Oklahoma Dylan Bundy Sperry HS P, INF
Oregon Matt Maurer N. Medord HS – Medford P
Pennsylvania Mike Lubanski Malvern Preparatory C, 3B
Rhode Island Ryan Morris North Kingstown HS SS, 3B
South Carolina Chris Owings Gilbert HS SS
Tennessee Jason Thompson Germantown HS SS
Texas Michael Ratterree Memorial HS – Houston SS
Utah Marcus Littlewood Pine View HS – St. George SS, 3B
Vermont Ryan Carter Proctor HS P
Virginia Ethan Carter Menchville HS – Newport News P
Washington Drew Vettleson Central Kitsap HS – Silverdale P,OF
West Virginia Brandon King Martinsburg HS P
Wisconsin Kevin James Whitefish Bay HS – Milwaukee P, 1B