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Blizzard Players Receiving State Honors

Area Code team members

Year Name Position High School College / Pro Team
2008 Jake Esch RHP CDH Georgia / Miami Marlins
2008 Joe Loftus OF Holy Angels Vanderbilt / Arizona Diamondbacks
2009 Ryan Diers LHP Chaska St. Cloud State
2010 Brent Stong LHP Andover Bradley
2011 Pat Kelly 2B Red Wing Nebraska / Minnesota Twins
2012 Logan Shore RHP Coon Rapids Florida / Oakland Athletics
2016 Sam Carlson RHP Burnsville Seattle Mariners
2017 Seth Halvorsen RHP Hertiage Christian Academy Missouri
2017, 2018 Max Carlson RHP Burnsville North Carolina
2017, 2018 Will Frisch RHP Stillwater Oregon State
2018 Ryan Sleeper LHP Lakeville North North Carolina
2018 Drew Gilbert LHP Stillwater Oregon State
2020 Liam Martin RHP Eagan UC Santa Barbara
2021 Sam Kennedy RHP North Minnesota

Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year

Year Name Position High School Yrs w/ Blizzard Program College / Pro Team
2022 Sam Kennedy RHP-3B North 4 Minnesota
2020 Max Carlson RHP Burnsville 10 North Carolina
2019 Drew Gilbert LHP-OF Stillwater 7 Oregon State
2018 Seth Halvorsen RHP-SS Heritage Christian Academy 3 Missouri
2017 Sam Carlson RHP Burnsville 9 Seattle Mariners
2014 Sam Hentges LHP Moundsview 2 Cleveland Indians
2013 Logan Shore RHP Coon Rapids 6 Flordia / Oakland A's
2011 Robert Youngdahl LHP-CF Hill-Murray 2 Notre Dame / Boston Red Sox

Minutemen Mr. Baseball Award Winners

Year Name Position High School Yrs w/ Blizzard Program College / Pro Team
2019 Drew Gilbert LHP-OF Stillwater 7 Oregon State
2018 Seth Halvorsen RHP Heritage Christian 3 Missouri
2017 Sam Carlson RHP Burnsville 9 Seattle Mariners
2014 Brad Mathiowetz C Rochester Mayo 4 Angelo State
2013 Logan Shore RHP Coon Rapids 6 Florida / Oakland A's / Detroit Tigers

Minnesota State Players of the Year

Year Class Name Position High School Yrs w/ Blizzard Program College / Pro Team
2019 AA Ben Pederson RHP Marshall 3 Missouri
2019 AAAA Drew Gilbert OF/LHP Stillwater 5 Tennessee
2018 A Seth Halvorsen RHP/OF Heritage Christian 3 Missouri
2018 AAA Brock Anderson 1B/OF/LHP Alexandria 4 NDSU
2018 AAAA Nick Juaire C Lakeville North 8 TCU / Iowa Western / Notre Dame
2017 AAAA Sam Carlson RHP Burnsville 8 Seattle Mariners
2016 AAA Trevor Moses INF Mahtomedi 8 Angelo State / New Mexico State
2015 AAA Jake Stevenson RHP Waconia 5 Minnesota
2015 A Ben Suits RHP-3B Heritage Christian 3 Concordia St. Paul
2014 AAA Sam Hentges LHP-1B Moundsview 2 Cleveland Indians
2014 AA Toby Hanson C-1B Delano 2 Minnesota
2013 AAA Logan Shore RHP Coon Rapids 6 Florida
2013 AA Matt Fiedler SS-RHP St. Paul Academy 6 Minnesota

Brad Mathiowetz

Brad Mathiowetz is a graduate of Rochester Mayo High School.  During his senior season, Mathiowetz batted .570 with 18 home runs and 54 RBIs. The 18 home runs were just one off the state single-season record. Mathiowetz, also a stellar defensive player as a catcher, finished his career with 24 home runs.  Mathiowetz was an MSHSBCA All-State Selection, a Section 1AAA All-Section Team Member, a 2014 Play Ball MN! All-Star, and he will take his talents to Des Moines Area Community College in the Fall of 2014. Mathiowetz was also selected in the 35th round of the Major League Baseball Draft in June 2014 by the Minnesota Twins.

Information compiled from PostBulletin.com


Logan Shore / Matt Fiedler - Blizzard teammates since 13 years old / 2012 Minnesota AAA and AA Players of the Year