NAME: Andrew Benintendi
SCHOOL: Madeira High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2013
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: 2012 Ohio Div. III Player of the Year in baseball and basketball
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'10"- 170 lbs.
PARENTS: Chris & Jill
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Parents
FUTURE GOAL: Professional baseball player
No one has scored more runs during an Ohio prep career than Madeira's two-sport superstar Andrew Benintendi, one of the most decorated prep athletes ever to play in Cincinnati. And he continues to pile up baseball records this season, already the Mustang's career leader in hits, runs and stolen bases.
Last season Andrew hit .564 with 54 runs, 10 homeruns, 47 RBI and 23 stolen bases. On the mound, he was 6-2 with a 1.94 ERA, and 65 strikeouts.
His baseball honors included being named CHL Player of the Year, Cincinnati Div. III Player of the Year and Ohio Div. III Player of the Year. He will play baseball collegiately at the University of Arkansas.
In basketball, Andrew is the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,753 points and was CHL Player of the Year and 1st team SWO district this season and last season was Cincinnati Div. III Player of the Year and Ohio Co-Player of the Year.
Last year as a junior, Andrew was a finalist for the LaRosa's MVP of the Year award.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Andrew is a very motivated athlete who hates to lose. He always wants to be the player who makes a difference in the outcome. When it is crunch time, Andrew is always the player who comes through."
— Jack Kuzniczci, Baseball Coach
To view this year's MVPs, go here.
To view the 2011-2012 MVPs, go here.
To view the 2010-2011 MVPs, go here.
To view the 2009-2010 MVPs, go here.
To view the 2008-2009 MVPs, go here.
To view the 2007-2008 MVPs, go here.
To view the 2006-2007 MVPs, go here.
To view the 2005-2006 MVPs, go here.
To view the 2004-2005 MVPs, go here.