2011 Honors: Co-Recipient CJ Wilson "Throw Strikes" Award, Aug. 7, Area Code Games, All Tournament Team, 2011 Baseball Northwest Pacific Northwest Championships, Montana Legion All-State Team, Montana Legion All-Conference Team, Great Falls Tribune Super State Team.
Gonzaga Press Release, January 31, 2012
According to Baseball Northwest, Sopko is rated the top right-handed pitcher and overall high school prospect in the states of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Although Loyola Sacred Heart does not sponsor baseball, Sopko has playing baseball with the Missoula Mavericks of the Montana/Alberta Legion Baseball League. With the Mavericks last season, he led the team with a 12-2 record with a 2.52 ERA and 136 strikeouts. He also threw five complete games and three shutouts. For his efforts in the Baseball Northwest Senior Northwest Championship last year, he was named to the All-Tournament team. As he prepares for the 2012 season, Sopko was named to the Under Armour Preseason All-America team.
Quote from head coach Mark Machtolf
"Andrew's ability to locate all three of his pitches on command and his mature demeanor on the mound is hard to find. He has continued to develop into one of the most complete pitcher's in the Pacific Northwest," Machtolf said.