Woodall named Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year
Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 26, 2019
For the third time in the last four years, the South Anchorage Wolverines claimed the Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year award.
Senior Jacob Woodall won 2019 honors after he delivered a terrific two-way season in which he batted .400 in 19 games and went 3-1 with a 0.82 ERA for the Wolverines of the Cook Inlet Conference.
He joins two-time winner Jonny Homza (2017, 2016) and Ryan Skillern (2007) as South players to earn the state’s top high school player award.
Woodall, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound pitcher and first baseman, was giant this year.
He was big on the bump with 44 strikeouts in 25.2 innings. He allowed only three earned runs. He ended his high school career with a save, striking out five batters in two innings of work.
He went 24-for-60 at the plate and added 15 RBIs and 18 runs scored.
Woodall distinguished himself in the classroom as well with a 3.57 GPA, making him the total package and leading to him receiving a scholarship to play for NCAA D2 Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington.
Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year
2019 Jacob Woodall South Anchorage
2018 Michael Cesar Juneau-Douglas
2017 Jonny Homza South Anchorage
2016 Jonny Homza South Anchorage
2015 Nathan Bonck Ketchikan
2014 Scooter Bynum Monroe Catholic
2013 Erickson Fish Sitka
2012 Zach Ferntheil Service
2011 Adam Manzer West Anchorage
2010 Dylan Baker Juneau-Douglas
2009 Ross Venneberg Sitka
2008 Joe Kohan Juneau-Douglas
2007 Ryan Skillern South Anchorage
2006 Chad Nading East Anchorage
2005 Zach Mixson Juneau-Douglas
2004 Craig Thibodeaux Eagle River
2003 Anton Maxwell East Anchorage
2002 Antoine McLeod East Anchorage
2001 Corey Madden East Anchorage
2000 Brian Montalbo Dimond
1999 Chad Bentz Juneau-Douglas