Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award

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.

Award history

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

The nominating period closed at 5 PM on April 28, 2022.

For information or questions, please contact William Yelverton with Hillsborough County Communications & Digital Media at  (813) 309-5756.  

Most Recent Award Recipient - 2022

  • Award Recipient
    • Caden McDonald (JR) - Sickles High School
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Wes Mendes and JT Quinn 

See the Award Presentation Video for 2022

Past award recipients

2021

  • Award Recipient
    • Zach Ehrhard (SR) - Wharton High School
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Kipp Kochera and Zen Hiatt

See the Award Presentation Video for 2021


2020

  • Award Recipient
    • Award not given due to coronavirus pandemic

2019

  • Award Recipient
    • Christian Suarez (SR) - Leto High School
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Cade Shissler and Brennan Hyde

See the Award Presentation Video for 2019


2018

  • Award Recipient
    • Parker Messick (JR) - Plant City High School
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Franco Aleman and Evan Watts

See the Award Presentation Video for 2018


2017

  • Award Recipient
    • Drew Ehrhard (SR) - Wharton High School
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Robby Martin and Jonah Scolaro

See the Award Presentation Video for 2017


2016

  • Award Recipient
    • Peyton Woble (SR) - Alonso High School
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Matthew Steckle and Mason Strickland

See the Award Presentation Video for 2016


2015

  • Award Recipient
    • Nelson Maldonado (SR) - Jefferson High School
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Peyton Woble and Mark Moclair

See the Award Presentation Video for 2015


2014

  • Award Recipient
    • Donald "Bubby" Terp (SR) - King High School
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Stephen Chamblee and Matthew Collado

See the Award Presentation Video for 2014


2013

  • Award Recipient
    • Pete Alonso (SR) - H.B. Plant High School
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Oscar Mercado and Brett Morales

2012

  • Award Recipient
    • Hayden Michael Kelley (SR) - Gaither High School
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Christian Diaz

2011

  • Award Recipient
    • Brandon Sinjin Sato (SR) - King High School
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Tanner Anderson and Emilio Ogando

2010

  • Award Recipient
    • Peter Miller (SR) - Cambridge Christian School
  • Honorable Mentions
    • John Taylor Freeman and Daniel Gibson

2009

  • Award Recipient
    • Jay Laurienzo (SR) - Hillsborough High School
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Robert Benincasa and Mychal Givens

2008

  • Award Recipient
    • Alex Panteliodis (SR) - Alonso High School
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Taed Moses and Preston Tucker

2007

  • Award Recipient
    • Tommy Toledo (SR) - Alonso High School
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Garrett Cox and Jonathan Koscso

2006

  • Award Recipient
    • Ryan McCurdy (SR) - H.B. Plant High School
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Mathew Kipp and Caleb Payne