2019 Northern Virginia High School Player of the Week
Sponsored by Northern Virginia Orthodontics
May 28: Zach Agnos, Battlefield - A 6-foot-1, 185-pound shortstop and right-handed pitcher who has signed to play at East Carolina University, Agnos struck out 12 and didn’t walk a batter, scattering five hits and allowing one run in Battlefield’s 4-1 win over Herndon in the first round of the Region 6D Tournament. He went 3-for-6 with a double, homer and four RBI over the Bobcats’ two regional wins, and entered the week hitting .420 with 29 hits, seven doubles, two homers and 25 RBI and was 8-2 with a 1.50 ERA and 60 strikeouts to 11 walks in 49 innings.
May 21: Jimmy Curley, West Potomac - A 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior right-handed pitcher who has signed to play at High Point University, Curley tossed a three-hit shutout and recorded 15 strikeouts in the Wolverines’ 9-0 win over T.C. Williams in the Gunston District championship game on Friday. A first-team all-district selection, Curley entered the week 5-2 with a 0.78 ERA and 60 strikeouts to just three walks in 36 innings. He’s holding opposing hitters to a .121 batting average this spring.
May 14: Teddy Coates, Justice - A 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior right-handed pitcher and infielder, Coates went 3-for-4 with two RBI and earned the decision after pitching 1.2 scoreless innings in relief as the Wolves improved to 14-6 with a 12-2 win over Wakefield in the National District quarterfinals on Friday. The victory was the sixth of the season for Coates, who has led the team in appearances in each of the past two campaigns. Justice has clinched a Region 6C Tournament berth for the second year in a row under coach Randy Lightle.
May 7: Nick Lottchea, Westfield - A 5-foot-10, 170-pound sophomore left-handed pitcher and outfielder, Lottchea went 8-for-14 with four extra-base hits and six RBI and earned two wins on the mound as the Bulldogs swept their four games against Centreville, then-No. 1 Madison, Chantilly and Flint Hill last week. He had two three-hit games, went five innings to earn the win against Madison on Tuesday and then posted 6.2 scoreless innings on Saturday against Flint Hill. Lottchea entered the week hitting .429 with 11 extra-base hits - including two home runs - with 23 RBI and nine steals and was 6-0 with a 1.02 ERA and 26 strikeouts to six walks in 27 innings. The No. 4 Bulldogs have completed their regular season and clinched the top seed in next week’s Concorde District Tournament.
April 30: Lyle Miller-Green, Lake Braddock - A 6-foot-5, 225-pound senior right-handed pitcher and outfielder, Miller-Green went 5-for-6 with two solo home runs and three walks and struck out nine and earned a save in 4.1 innings over his two relief outings in wins over Robinson and W.T. Woodson last week. He homered for the third straight game in Saturday’s win over the Cavaliers, and his three hits gave him a fourth straight multiple-hit contest. Miller-Green, a second-team all-state selection last year who has signed to play at George Mason University, entered the week hitting .449 with a .600 on-base percentage, seven homers, 15 RBI and 26 runs scored. On the mound, he is 2-0 with five saves, a 0.93 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 22.2 innings. Opposing batters are hitting just .107 off him.
April 23: Joe Vogatsky, Kettle Run - A 6-foot, 215-pound junior right-handed pitcher and corner infielder who has committed to pitch at James Madison University, Vogatsky tossed a two-hitter with seven strikeouts in a 2-1 win over Marshall on Tuesday and went 5-for-10 with two home runs and four RBI as the Cougars won their last three games at the Eddie Hope “Let’s Play Two” Tournament last week. He was recognized by being named to the all-tournament team and entered the week 2-2 with a 2.27 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 24.1 innings and was hitting .361 with three homers and nine RBI.
April 16: Jackson Kantor, McLean - A 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior second baseman, Kantor was 7-for-9 with three walks, two doubles, a triple, three RBI and five runs over the Highlanders’ three games. We was 2-or-3 with a triple in an 11-2 win over Langley on Tuesday, a day after having oral surgery. Kantor entered the week hitting .485 with seven extra-base hits, 10 RBI and 11 runs scored.
April 9: Joe DeBardi, Highland School - A 5-foot-11, 190-pound senior third baseman who has signed to play at Mount St. Mary’s University, DeBardi went 7-for-9 with a walk, five extra-base hits, five RBI and four stolen bases as the Hawks swept their three games last week against Potomac School, Fredericksburg Christian and Fuqua. In Tuesday’s 16-6 win over the Panthers, DeBardi had his second three-hit game of the spring while driving in three runs. He has six multi-hit games and entered the week pacing Highland School in batting average (.439), hits (18), doubles (6), runs (12) and steals (8) and had 11 RBI in the Hawks’ 13 games.
April 2: Dylan Siesky, Chantilly - A 5-foot-11, 200-pound senior shortstop and right-handed pitcher, Siesky has been limited to designated hitter duties to start the season, and the Lafayette College recruit has made the most of his at-bats. In Friday’s 3-0 win over then-No. 2 Madison, Siesky homered twice off all-region left-hander Matt Howat and he finished the week 8-for-12 with three RBI, five runs scored and five stolen bases. The Chargers swept their three games to bounce back after an 0-3 start. Siesky entered the week hitting .476 with three homers and five RBI, six runs and five stolen bases in six games.
March 26: Ben Thomas, Potomac - A 6-foot, 210-pound junior outfielder, Thomas went 8-for-11 with five doubles, four runs, four RBI and two steals as the Panthers swept their two games against Gar-Field and Woodbridge. He entered the week hitting .714 (10-for-14) with six doubles and five RBI this spring. Thomas was a second-team All-Cardinal District selection last year.
March 19: Craig Miles, Battlefield - A 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior outfielder, Miles went 7-for-7 with two doubles, a triple, four RBI, four steals and three runs as the Bobcats opened the season with wins over Colgan and Forest Park. He had four hits in Friday’s 6-1 win over the Bruins, falling a home run short of the cycle. The left-handed swinging lead off man remains uncommitted to college, though a number of schools have expressed interest. Miles was a first-team All-Cedar Run District and second-team All-Region 6D selection last spring.