Dec. 21, 2010
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Head Baseball Coach Pete Wilk announced today the addition of five student-athletes who will join the program for the 2011-12 academic year. The class includes players from Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
"This is a another strong group of players we're bringing in to Georgetown," Head Coach Pete Wilk said. "I'm really impressed with the work that Coach (Curtis) Brown and Coach (Matt) Kirby has put in to bring in a group of young men who are talented baseball players and will be great additions to the Hilltop."
Highland Park, Ill./Highland Park
"Max Allen has a world of potential and will see action sooner rather than later in his career. He has a great pitcher's frame and good stuff to match. He's only going to get better." - Head Coach Pete Wilk
Right-handed pitcher ... 6-1, 165 ... Member of the varsity team at Highland Park for four years ... Has helped lead team to conference titles in each of the last three years ... Plays summer baseball for Top Tier, which won the Continental Amateur Baseball Association (CABA) 17U World Series in 2009 ... Coached by Eddie Pieczynski at Highland Park and Todd Fine with Top Tier.
John (Will) Brown
"Will Brown has a projectable body and shows a lot of athletic ability on the mound. He commands an upper 80's fastball with plus movement and quality secondary pitches." - Assistant Coach Matt Kirby
Right-handed pitcher ... 6-5, 190 ... A five-year varsity letterwinner at Matoaca ... Helped lead team to quarterfinals of state playoffs last year ... Threw a two-hitter in 2011 against Canes North ... Also threw a pair of two-hitters during the summer ... Coached by Fred Stoots.
Ryan Busch Falcon Heights, Minn./Roseville Area
"Ryan Busch is another in a line of good athletes that we've brought into the program in the past several years. He has the tools to play anywhere in the infield but could also, with his arm strength and foot quickness, play anywhere on the field. He should make an impact." - Head Coach Pete Wilk
Infielder ... 5-11, 175 ... A four-year varsity letterwinner at Roseville Area ... Also played three years of hockey and two years of soccer ... A first team all-state selection as a junior, when he captained the team ... Hit .500 with four home runs and 30 RBI ... Also earned all-metro and all-conference honors and was named team most valuable player ... Selected to play for Team Minnesota All-Star ... A member of the U18 Metro Select Team for International Showcase ... Has played shortstop, third base, center field and pitcher ... A member of the Blizzard Elite team, ranked third in the nation for U16 in 2009 Coached by Ryan Flanagan ... His father, Kevin, played baseball at the University of Minnesota ... His brother, Matt, is a sophomore outfielder at Bucknell.
"Matt is a projectable left-handed pitcher with a good arm. Once he is able to focus on baseball, I expect him to make a significant jump. His high level of athleticism and work ethic should accelerate his development." - Associate Head Coach Curtis Brown
Left-handed pitcher ... 6-1, 185 ... A three-year letterwinner at Hatboro-Horsham ... Plays club baseball for the Philly Bandits ... Selected to play in the Carpenter Cup in 2009 and 2010 ... Earned all-conference honors in American Legion in 2008 and 2009 (as a pitcher and first baseman) ... Went 2-4 with a 3.34 earned run average and 39 strikeouts in 29.1 innings in 2009 ... In 2010 as a junior, hit .328 with 15 RBI while striking out 27 batters in 17 innings ... Coached by Pete Moore at Hatboro-Horsham and by Dave Amaro with the Philly Bandits ... Also played quarterback and defensive back for the football team.
Clermont, N.J./Montverde Academy
"Roberto is a blue-collar defensive catcher with projectable leadership qualities. His quickness behind the plate and ability to switch hit will be assets to us early in his career." - Associate Head Coach Curtis Brown
Catcher ... 5-8, 165 ... A four-year varsity letterwinner at Montverde Academy ... Hit .345 last season, with two home runs, seven doubles and 18 RBI ... Led team in fielding percentage as a junior ... Helped lead team to a 21-3 record and state title in 2007 ... Played for Under-Armour National Team in 2009 ... A 2010 honorable mention Rawlings All-American selection ... Played in PG Junior National in 2009 and in PG National in 2010.