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 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.

Award recipients

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

View the Wade Boggs Athletic Award Video