He is the ninth Mid-Pacific player to win the Gatorade honor.
Posted on May 24, 2016 by Scot Allen
Congratulations to senior Alex Oley, The Gatorade Hawaii State Player of the Year! He is the ninth Mid-Pacific player to win the Gatorade honor.
The Gatorade State Baseball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
THE WINNER: Alex Oley
School: Mid-Pacific Institute (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Position: Outfielder and left-handed pitcher
Weight: 160 pounds
Athletic achievement: He batted .406 with 16 runs scored and a .638 slugging percentage, leading the Owls (18-5) to the Division I quarterfinals this past season. The 2016 Interscholastic League of Honolulu Player of the Year, Oley also posted a 5-1 record on the mound with a 2.35 ERA.
Academic excellence: Oley has maintained a 3.49 GPA.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of the Special Olympics and as a youth baseball coach.
"Alex Oley exemplifies everything we hope youth players to be," said Keenan Sue, head coach at Punahou School. "He is hard working and has a positive attitude but is a fierce competitor who rises to a challenge. He is genuinely confident, yet humble and just a plain, good player."
Oley has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at New Mexico State University this fall.