Trevor Lane named baseball player of the year
June 7, 2012
Mount Si High School baseball player Trevor Lane was named Gatorade’s Washington Baseball Player of the year, the first time that honor has ever been bestowed upon a Mount Si student.
The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Lane as Washington’s best high school baseball player, according to a May 30 press release from Gatorade.
Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year award, Lane joins an elite alumni association of past state baseball award winners, including Derek Jeter (1991-92, Kalamazoo High School, Mich.), Roy Halladay (1994-95, Arvada West High School, Colo.), David Price (2003-04, Blackman High School, Tenn.), Chipper Jones (1989-90, Bolles School, Fla.), Derek Lee (1992-93, El Camino High School, Calif.) and John Lester (2001-02, Bellarmine Preparatory School, Wash.).
“This is an outstanding honor for Trevor Lane,” Mount Si head coach Elliot Cribby said. “We are very happy for him as he has put a lot of work in this year…
“His ability to focus mentally gave him the edge on this award. There are very few student-athletes at his age that possess the confidence he does.”
According to the press release, the 6-foot, 195-pound senior left-handed pitcher, outfielder and first baseman posted a 7-1 record on the mound along with a 2.15 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 48.67 innings this past season, leading the Wildcats (20-4) to the Class 3A semifinals. A 2011 First Team All-State selection, he also batted .446 with 19 RBIs, 23 runs-scored and 11 stolen bases in 12 attempts.
Lane has maintained a 3.18 grade point average in the classroom. He has volunteered locally in association with his school’s Food Ball, preparing meals and gathering canned goods for needy families. He has also donated his time as a youth baseball coach, according to the press release.
“Trevor Lane was the best pitcher we faced all year,” Ryan Carter, head coach at Kamiakin High School, said in the press release. “He plays a great centerfield, too, and in the game we faced them, he threw a runner out at home to end the game. He is absolutely a well-rounded ballplayer.”