Mid-Pacific catcher Noah Shackles was chosen as the Gatorade Hawaii Baseball Player of the Year, the Gatorade Company announced Friday.
The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the field.
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound senior hit .355 with 16 RBIs and a .525 slugging percentage, leading the Owls (14-4) to the Division I state final this spring. Shackles was recently named the ILH player of the year and batted .455 in the state tournament. He has a 3.0 grade-point average.
In addition, Shackles is an artist who has had his work showcased as part of Mid-Pacific’s School of Arts certificate program.
“Noah Shackles is an outstanding young man and a leader on the baseball field,” Owls coach Dunn Muramaru said in a news release. “He truly helped elevate our team to the ILH championship and into the state tournament.”
Shackles will attend Alvin Community College in Texas, where he will play baseball.
Recent Gatorade Hawaii Players of the Year
>> 2015: Noah Shackles, Mid-Pacific
>> 2014: Kodi Medeiros, Waiakea
>> 2013: Trey Saito, Mid-Pacific
>> 2012: Travis Garcia-Perreira, Mid-Pacific
>> 2011: Kalei Contrades, Saint Louis
>> 2010: Michael Suiter, Punahou
>> 2009: Breland Almadova, ‘Iolani
>> 2008: Aaron Fujiki, Mid-Pacific
>> 2007: Harrison Ishida, Punahou
Mid-Pacific’s Gatorade Hawaii Players of the Year
>> 2013: Trey Saito
>> 2012: Travis Garcia-Perreira
>> 2008: Aaron Fukiji
>> 2004: Harrison Kuroda
>> 2002: Matt Inouye
>> 1993: Robby Robinson
>> 1991: Chris Garnett