Mathews native Jonathan Dehoux, a standout first baseman on the Apprentice School team, was named the school’s 2009-10 Athlete of the Year. He received his award during the Peninsula Sports Club Headliners Night on Monday, June 14 at the Hampton Holiday Inn.
Dehoux, a senior at the school and maintenance electrician apprentice, ends his career at the Apprentice School with a string of single-season and career records for the baseball program.
He currently has or shares 30 records including career hits (265), runs batted in (220), single game RBIs (10), single season hits (72 in 2008 and 2009) and single season batting average (.450 in 2009) to name a few.
This year, he finished with a .392 batting average with 71 hits, 17 doubles, one triple, 13 home runs and 63 RBIs in 41 games for the Builders. He’s had an 11-game consecutive hits streak and ended with a nine-game streak.
Dehoux has had 25 multi-hit games, 10 of which were at least three-hit games, and 20 multi-RBI games. His three-hit games have come against NCAA Division II nationally-ranked Kutztown University (drove in three with a home run), NCAA Division II Washington Adventist University and NCAA Division III nationally-ranked Tufts University (added a home run in the game). He had a season-high four hits against St. Joseph’s College-Brooklyn on May 1. In that game, he also broke the single season home run record as he hit a grand slam for his 13th home run of the season to break the previous record of 12 by Tony Brown in 2001.
“Jonathan is a deserving recipient of this award with the year and career that he’s had for us,” said Apprentice School head coach Bryan Cave. “He has had as good a four-year career—both offensively and defensively—as anyone has had here.”
In the classroom, Dehoux holds a 3.28 grade point average and was noted as a College Sports Information Directors Association Academic All-District selection in 2009 and a USCAA All-Academic team honoree in 2008.
A 2006 graduate of Mathews High School, he is the son of Freddie and Janet Dehoux of Mathews.