South's Maltby named Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jun 29, 2021

For the fourth time in five years, a baseball player from South Anchorage High School has been named Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year.


Senior catcher Dylan Maltby took home the honor after batting .410 with 17 RBIs in 17 games for the Wolverines.


Maltby was the catalyst for South’s undefeated state championship team.


“Dylan Maltby is the type of player who never stops competing,” said South coach Taylor Nerland.


Maltby reached base in 16 of 17 games to fuel a .625 on-base percentage. He also scored 15 runs.


“He is always looking for ways to improve his skills,” Nerland said. “Guys like Dylan are great to have on any team. It doesn’t matter where you need them to play, they get the job done.”


Maltby was one of the best catchers in the state and hit No. 3 in the state’s most explosive lineup. He was the emotional leader, a guy who never shined away from the big moment.


He is currently playing for the South Post 4 Legion team and will play collegiately at Hesston College in Kansas.


Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year


2021 Dylan Maltby South Anchorage

2020 Leland Wilson West Anchorage

2019 Jacob Woodall South Anchorage

2018 Michael Cesar Juneau-Douglas

2017 Jonny Homza South Anchorage

2016 Jonny Homza South Anchorage

2015 Nathan Bonck Ketchikan

2014 Scooter Bynum Monroe Catholic

2013 Erickson Fish Sitka

2012 Zach Ferntheil Service

2011 Adam Manzer West Anchorage

2010 Dylan Baker Juneau-Douglas

2009 Ross Venneberg Sitka

2008 Joe Kohan Juneau-Douglas

2007 Ryan Skillern South Anchorage

2006 Chad Nading East Anchorage

2005 Zach Mixson Juneau-Douglas

2004 Craig Thibodeaux Eagle River

2003 Anton Maxwell East Anchorage

2002 Antoine McLeod East Anchorage

2001 Corey Madden East Anchorage

2000 Brian Montalbo Dimond

1999 Chad Bentz Juneau-Douglas