High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Holy Trinity

New York Baseball POY: Alex Robinson

May, 30, 2012
A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year selection process, resulting in this winner based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011-12 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For his 47 fellow Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Alex Robinson


School: Holy Trinity (Hicksville, N.Y.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Left-handed pitcher
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 225 pounds


Athletic achievement: Robinson led the Titans to a 15-8 record and the Nassau-Suffolk Catholic High School Athletic Association championship series against St. John the Baptist Diocesan (West Islip, N.Y.), scheduled for May 29. Through 23 games, he owned a 7-0 record on the mound with a 0.41 ERA, recording 109 strikeouts and allowing just 14 hits in 51 innings pitched. An All-Long Island selection, Robinson was also the CHSAA Pitcher of the Year.

Academic excellence: Robinson has maintained a B-plus average in the classroom.

Exemplary character: A math and science tutor for grade school students, he has volunteered locally on behalf of youth baseball programs.

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The window on the Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Alex Robinson
Senior Pitcher, Holy Trinity High (Hicksville, NY)

2012 Team record: 13-7
2012 Team standing: Second in CHSAA

2012 W-L record: 5-0
2012 ERA: 0.57
2012 Strikeouts: 86

Academics: B-plus average
Collegiate destination: Maryland

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: CHSAA Pitcher of the Year; All-Long Island; Threw 19-strikeout no-hitter.

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