Athletes from Brush, Chagrin Falls, Madison, and North have been named Varsity Travel Players of the Week.
Each athlete was nominated by his or her coach and selected based on their performances from the start of the spring season through Sunday, April 8, 2018.
Learn more about these outstanding athletes below.
|Name: Jack Reboul
School: Chagrin Falls
Stats: Hit .520 with three doubles, a triple and nine RBI
Coach’s Quote: “I am extremely excited that Jack has started the season so well,” said Chagrin Falls coach Michael Sweeney. “He tore his ACL each of the last two years and he is finally healthy. However, his dedication and commitment in the offseason are the reasons he is ready to play this season. Jack is a true team-first guy, so I know that he is just happy to help the team in any way possible and he is certainly helping our team. Not only is Jack hot at the plate, he is an outstanding defensive first baseman.”
Notable: Reboul, who carries a 4.2 GPA, won the Public Forum Debate 2018 state championship and qualified for the Tournament of Champions Public Forum Debate later this month.
|Name: Travis Thompson
Stats: 2-0 on the mound with a 1.55 ERA and 15 strikeouts in nine innings; Batting .333 with a double, six runs scored and two RBI
Coach’s Quote: “Travis has had a strong start to the season,” said Brush coach Brett Munn. “He made quick work of Max Hayes in the opener and was very effective in his second start at Kirtland. He retired the first 11 out of 12 Hornet batters and ended up only surrendering five hits in six innings while striking out nine. Travis is going to be relied on heavily both on the mound and at the plate once conference starts this week.”
Notable: Thompson was named All-Western Reserve Conference last spring.
|Name: Mikaela Fording
Stats: Batted .550 with a .950 slugging percentage and 11 hits in 20 at bats with four doubles, two triples and nine RBI; she also picked off three runners in one game
Coach’s Quote: “We have faced some very good pitching and Mik hasn’t seen anything she can’t handle yet,” said North coach Taylor Braddock. “She has been working very hard in the gym and it is showing on the field. She has been producing big when her name is called in big situations.”
Notable: Fording, a Notre Dame College commitment, carries a 4.02 GPA while taking several AP courses.
|Name: Alyssa Rose
Stats: 4-0 with a 0.389 ERA in 18 innings pitched and back-to-back no-hitters; Batted .737 with 12 runs scored, two doubles, one triple, eight RBI and six stolen bases
Coach’s Quote: “Alyssa, coming off a winter of hard work rehabbing from a broken and dislocated leg, started the season very strong in the circle, at the plate, and on the bases,” said Madison coach Arthur Rose.
Notable: A Cleveland State recruit, Rose, or ‘Rib-Eye’ as she is known to her friends, is a four-year starter.
COACHES: NOMINATE YOUR PLAYERS
Coaches, click HERE to nominate your athletes for the Varsity Travel Players of the Week. Athletes from all Northeast Ohio schools are eligible for the award and nominations are due by midnight every Tuesday.