Boys' varsity baseball player, Thomas White ’23 (Rowley, MA) was named the 2023 Gatorade Player of the Year for Massachusetts for the second consecutive year. He was the first Phillips Academy student to win the award for baseball. Recent Andover athletes to be named 'Gatorade Player of the Year' winners in other sports include Alex Fleury ’20 (track & field), Dallion Johnson ’20 (basketball), and Anoush Shehadeh ’15 (cross-country).

Since Gatorade began the award program in 1985, it has widely been considered one of the highest honors a high school athlete can earn. The company states the award, “recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes White as Massachusetts’ best high school boys baseball player.”

White is now a finalist for the prestigious, Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year award to be announced later in June.

From the Gatorade Player of the Year press release, "The 6-foot-5, 215-pound senior left-handed pitcher led the Big Blues to a 13-6 record and the Central New England Prep School Baseball League semifinals this past season. White posted a 5-2 record on the mound with a 1.66 ERA, striking out 95 batters and allowing just 10 hits in 42 innings pitched. Also the 2021-22 Gatorade Massachusetts Baseball Player of the Year, he’s ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the Class of 2023 by Perfect Game and the No. 14 overall prospect in the 2023 MLB Draft class according to Baseball America."

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