Woodall named Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 26, 2019

For the third time in the last four years, the South Anchorage Wolverines claimed the Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year award.


Senior Jacob Woodall won 2019 honors after he delivered a terrific two-way season in which he batted .400 in 19 games and went 3-1 with a 0.82 ERA for the Wolverines of the Cook Inlet Conference.


He joins two-time winner Jonny Homza (2017, 2016) and Ryan Skillern (2007) as South players to earn the state’s top high school player award.


Woodall, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound pitcher and first baseman, was giant this year.


He was big on the bump with 44 strikeouts in 25.2 innings. He allowed only three earned runs. He ended his high school career with a save, striking out five batters in two innings of work.


He went 24-for-60 at the plate and added 15 RBIs and 18 runs scored.


Woodall distinguished himself in the classroom as well with a 3.57 GPA, making him the total package and leading to him receiving a scholarship to play for NCAA D2 Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington.


Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year

Past Winners

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

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