Gatorade State Award


Mauldin Class of 2009 has TWO Gatorade State Players of the Year!

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Top player honor surprises Younginer

Mauldin star now eligible for national award

By Mandrallius Robinson • STAFF WRITER • June 1, 2009


Mauldin High's Madison Younginer is used to big league attention.

He has been rated among the nation's top baseball prospects by Under Armour and Baseball America. He has signed to continue his career at Clemson University, and he is also projected to be selected in next week's Major League Baseball first-year player draft.

Yet, Younginer was still surprised when he was named the Gatorade South Carolina Baseball Player of the Year on Thursday.

The honor also establishes Younginer as a finalist for the National Player of the Year award, which will be announced later this month.

“I was really excited about it when I heard,” Younginer said. “I was kind of surprised, but I was really happy. I don't know if I can win the national one, but it's really cool just to be in the mix for it.”

Younginer led the Mavericks to a 14-9 overall record, managing a 4-0 mark as a starting pitcher. He finished with an ERA of 1.50, tallying 33 strikeouts over 18.2 innings.

From the plate, Younginer finished with a batting average of .406 with 3 home runs, 17 RBIs and 22 runs scored. He finished with an on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) of 1.131.

Younginer was just as productive in the classroom, finishing his senior year with a 4.48 cumulative GPA.

Younginer is the first Mauldin High student to earn the Gatorade award. He is the second area player to be selected for it in the last four years. Wren High's Jason Place earned the honor after the 2005-06 season.




Congratulations to Mauldin High Senior, Sarah Schaidle

Mauldin's Schaidle selected state soccer player of the year

By Bob Castello Staff writer • May 12, 2009

Mauldin High School senior Sarah Schaidle has been selected the 2008-09 Gatorade South Carolina Girls Soccer Player of the Year. The award recognizes athletic excellence, academic achievement and character on and off the field. Schaidle is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year award to be announced later this month.

Schaidle, a midfielder and forward, has scored 12 goals and registered six assists this season for the Mavericks, who are 15-2 and ranked No. 2 in Class AAAA heading into Wednesday's second-round playoff match against Ridge View.

Schaidle is a three-time Class AAAA all-state pick and a two-time All-South selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. She is the second Gatorade South Carolina Girls Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from Mauldin, joining Kimmy Gillespie, the 2003-04 winner.

Schaidle, who signed a national letter of intent to play at College of Charleston, maintains a 4.95 grade-point average. She has volunteered teaching Spanish and giving swim lessons to area youngsters in addition to donating her time to a local animal shelter and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.



Sarah Schaidle 2008-09 Girls Soccer   Mauldin SC
Kira Campbell 2007-08 Girls Soccer MF Lexington SC
Kira Campbell 2006-07 Girls Soccer MF Lexington SC
Blakely Mattern 2005-06 Girls Soccer Center Mid Greenville SC
Julie Bolt 2004-05 Girls Soccer Fwd/Mid Charleston SC
Kimmy Gillespie 2003-04 Girls Soccer Mid Mauldin SC
Lindsey Beam 2002-03 Girls Soccer Def/Mid Greer SC
Stacy Simpson 2001-02 Girls Soccer Mid Columbia SC
Claire Wigfall 2000-01 Girls Soccer   Mount Pleasant SC
Elizabeth Metherell 1999-00 Girls Soccer CMF Taylors SC
Missy Keller 1998-99 Girls Soccer MF Hilton Head Island SC
Alison Sanders 1997-98 Girls Soccer STR Summerville SC