April 2022 Athlete of the Month

Charlie Kreuz

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” John Wooden

This upcoming December the baseball club will be celebrating 10 years of business. During those ten years we have had the opportunity to see many young boys and girls grow into mature young adults. It is one of our great pleasures to see over the years not just their development on the diamond but their growth in leadership and character. One of those people we have been blessed to meet and watch over the years is Charlie Kreuz. For 6 years now we have seen Charlie grow into a young adult with excellent ability on and off the field. Congrats Charlie Kreuz, our April Athlete of the Month.

Charlie started at the club when he was 8. He participated in classes learning different elements of the game. The following year he tried out for the bandits and has played for Coach Tim Fox ever since. Going into his last year as a bandit, Charlie has always been a great role model for his peers and his younger brother Sam. This past year Sam joined the Bandits and you can see that Charlie has paved the way for his younger brother showing him how to act and respect on and off the field . Charlie really worked hard this off-season, he worked out with Coach Matt Delaney building his speed and power in preparation for this year. You can see how his hard work has paid off this season especially at the plate where he is driving the ball very well. More important than anything, over the years Charlie has been recognized by his teachers as an excellent student. As assistant coach to that team, I am very proud of the young man I have seen grow up over the years. Coach Tim Fox, Charlie’s aau coach said, “Charlie is a silent hard working player who has improved dramatically every year. Charlie contributes offensively, defensively and takes the mound without hesitation.”

Congratulations Charlie you are well deserving of this award.

Coach Joyce