NAME: Bryan Beaver
SCHOOL: Lakota West
GRADUATING YEAR: 2009
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Pitching shutout in state championship sophomore year
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'-185 lbs.
RESIDENCE: West Chester
PARENTS: Kevin & Sharon
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My brother Doug"
FUTURE GOAL: "Get a shot at the Major Leagues; otherwise graduate college, start a business and raise a family"
MVP ACCOMPLISHMENTS: This senior has a lifetime memory – he pitched a 4-0 shutout vs. Mentor in the 2007 Ohio state championship game, giving the Firebirds their first-ever state title. The team also went to the state semi-finals last season, when Bryan went 7-1 during the season with a 2.16 ERA. When not pitching, Bryan plays shortstop or 2nd base. He hit .485 last season with 38 RBIs, and was named 1st team all-GMC, 1st team all-city and 2nd team all-state. Entering his senior year, Bryan has an 11-2 career record and career average of .403 with 56 RBIs. An honor roll student who is active in community service, Bryan will play next season at Miami University in Oxford. He also played 2 years of football for the Firebirds. His favorite athlete is Drew Brees, favorite entertainer is Will Farrell, favorite movie is 61* and most-like-to-meet are Drew Brees and Tiger Woods.
COACH'S QUOTE -- "It is a privilege to have the opportunity of coaching a person like Bryan Beaver. He epitomizes all that a student-athlete is supposed to be. In the classroom he earns outstanding grades, and on the field he is a model of consistency from both a performance and leadership perspective." – Bill Dreisbach, Baseball Coach
To view last year's MVPs, go here.
To view the 2006-2007 MVPs, go here.
To view the 2005-2006 MVPs, go here.