VAUXHALL, Alberta – The Vauxhall Academy of baseball is pleased to introduce its inaugural Team Roster.
The Academy’s first roster consists of athletes who have come to live in Vauxhall both from nearby rural towns such as Hays, Alberta, and from as far away as Sussex Corner, New Brunswick. This yearâ€™s roster consists of one athlete from Saskatchewan, one from Manitoba, one from Nova Scotia, one from New Brunswick, and sixteen from Alberta. Five of the players come right from Southern Alberta, whereas five are from Calgary and area and six are from north of Calgary.
The creation of Vauxhall Academy of Baseball Jets quickly appealed to many student-athletes from across the country. The Academy filled up quickly and now consists of twenty athletes with the potential for a couple additions (the full roster is below). The Vauxhall Academy of Baseball’s unique atmosphere has enticed these young athletes, who range in age and talent, to come from all over Canada.
All twenty players will be attending Vauxhall High School and will don the Jets jersey in this, our inaugural year. This year’s roster will have thirteen players in their senior year who will be graduating in the spring of 2007. Six of the athletes will be attending grade 11 and one athlete will be joining grade 10.
With such a diverse component of age and place of origin, the team also has an assortment of talent. Four out of the twenty athletes are left-handed hitters and the remaining sixteen players are right-handed hitters. Three out of the fourteen athletes who may pitch are left-handed and eleven are right-handed.
The Vauxhall Academy of Baseball is pleased to announce that five of their senior players were 2005 Team Canada Mizuno Camp invitees, to the Rogers Centre in Toronto, for the top 16 year olds in the country. The athletes who were part of this great experience last fall are Zane Anderson, Kiel Armstrong, Sean Carrick, Cody Phipps and Alex Tufts.
It is evident that the inaugural Vauxhall Academy of Baseball roster consists of young men of great athletic ability, desire and commitment. As Head Coach Les McTavish explains, “Jim (Kotkas, coach) and I have been overwhelmed with the interest in our 1st year of the Academy. We have both worked very hard to ensure that the student-athletes that have been selected are quality young men, strong academic students, and talented athletically. We are both very excited to begin work on August 28th, 2006 with these young men. All of them have a future in the game and we hope that the Academy assists in their developmental process.”
For more information on individual players, please see here for the full roster.
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