What a great year it was.  Below is a list of just a few highlighted accomplishments:

  • 4 Current and 2 Former Jets drafted in the 1st Year MLB Entry Draft.
    • Steven Inch – 6th round — Phillies
    • Adam Nelubowich – 14th round – Mariners
    • Jay Johnson – 25th round – Orioles
    • Brandon Petite – 30th round – Astros
    • Dale Anderson – 45th round – Rangers
    • Jordan Wong – 46th round – Brewers.
  • 4 Jets sign NCAA Division 1 letter of intents, 9 others commit to college baseball programs (2008-2009 roster). Making it 36 student-athletes beginning our 4th season.
  • 2 more Jets make the final roster of Team Canada (Nelubowich and Inch) pushing the total to 14 who have been invited to try out for Team Canada in 4 years.
  • VAB wins a provincial award for prevention of spit tobacco.  Barb Tarbox Award.
  • $15,000,000 facelift to Vauxhall High School announced.
  • 10,0000 square foot – Multi-purpose Community/Baseball Facility announced (residency, weight room, offices, training room, manager’s suite, video room, player lounge, showers, locker room, study area)
  • $10,000.00 upgrade to field equipment (7 screens, professional hitting bubble)
  • 1st international athlete accepted (New Zealand)
  • Canadian Baseball Network lists the Vauxhall Academy as the top high school program in Canada.
  • 80% of athletes on academic honor roll. 
  • Right View Pro video system added as a teaching tool for all Jet athletes.
  • 41 wins – 18 losses – 4 ties for a .695 win percentage while playing athletes fairly. 
  • Best of the West Tournament Champions, Haven Agencies Invitational Champions. 
  • New Era, Mizuno, Rawlings Contract extensions as official partners of the VAB. 

Merry Christmas to everyone and all the best in 2010!  GO JETS!