Hillsborough County Commissioners established the Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award in 2005 to recognize outstanding athletic, academic, and community service achievements of a high school baseball player or team.
The award is named in honor of Baseball Hall of Fame member and 12-time All-Star, Wade Boggs, who has been a resident of the Tampa Bay area since he was a boy. He played for the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees before finishing his career back at home with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He is a Plant High School graduate, a Wharton High School coach, and a resident of Hillsborough County.
Boggs accumulated an astounding 3,010 hits during his 18-year career in Major League Baseball. He reached base safely in 80 percent of his 2,432 career games. Boggs' additional MLB career statistics include:
- 1,513 runs
- 578 doubles
- 61 triples
- 118 home runs
- 1,014 runs batted in (RBI)
- .328 batting average
Nominations for the 2021 Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement are no longer being accepted.
The award presentation is planned for May 19.
For more information or questions, please contact William Yelverton with Hillsborough County Communications & Digital Media at (813) 309-5756.
|Year||Winner||High School||Honorable Mentions|
||Zach Ehrhard (SR)||Wharton High School
Kipp Kochera and Zen Hiatt
||Award not given due to coronavirus pandemic||N/A
||Christian Suarez (SR)||Leto High School
||Cade Shissler and Brennan Hyde|
|2018||Parker Messick (JR)||Plant City High School||Franco Aleman and Evan Watts|
|2017||Drew Ehrhard (SR)||Wharton High School||Robby Martin and Jonah Scolaro|
|2016||Peyton Woble (SR)||Alonso High School||Matthew Steckle and Mason Strickland|
|2015||Nelson Maldonado (SR)||Jefferson High School||Peyton Woble and Mark Moclair|
|2014||Donald "Bubby" Terp (SR)||King High School||Stephen Chamblee and Matthew Collado|
|2013||Pete Alonso (SR)||H.B. Plant High School||Oscar Mercado and Brett Morales|
|2012||Hayden Michael Kelley (SR)||Gaither High School||Christian Diaz|
|2011||Brandon Sinjin Sato (SR)||King High School||Tanner Anderson and Emilio Ogando|
|2010||Peter Miller (SR)||Cambridge Christian School||John Taylor Freeman and Daniel Gibson|
|2009||Jay Laurienzo (SR)||Hillsborough High School||Robert Benincasa and Mychal Givens|
|2008||Alex Panteliodis (SR)||Alonso High School||Taed Moses and Preston Tucker|
|2007||Tommy Toledo (SR)||Alonso High School||Garrett Cox and Jonathan Koscso|
|2006||Ryan McCurdy (SR)||H.B. Plant High School||Mathew Kipp and Caleb Payne|