For the last three years Upper Perk High School baseball alum Tim Mayza has worked the mound for Millersville University. He's headed to Florida Tuesday to start playing in the Toronto Blue Jays farm system after being drafted.
Upper Perkiomen High School alum Tim Mayza is on the path to living the dream of every baseball player in the world, a shot at the major leagues. Mayza was selected in the 12th round of last weekend’s Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, and on Tuesday he left for mini-camp in Florida.
“It’s a relief. It was a long couple of days,” said Mayza, who broke the tension by playing catch with former high school teammates on Upper Perk’s Montgomery Avenue fields a couple of times last week.
Mayza is also pleased he was selected by the Blue Jays.
“They have a good farm system, and they know how to develop young pitchers. I’m glad that I’m going there. I’m real happy with the way the draft ended up,” he said. ...
Written by Ernie Quatrani, Correspondent
June 12, 2013
Receiving top awards at this year's Blue and Gold Banquet were, left to right, Wolfgang McStravick and Carrie Nyce, Outstanding Athletes; Devon Kriebel and Mason Cassel, All-Around Athletes.
Bringing the past and the present together, Upper Perkiomen celebrated the conclusion of the 2013 athletic campaign with the annual Blue and Gold banquet and Athletic Wall of Fame inductions last week.
This year’s Wall inductees, Nikki Thren and Anthony O’Hara, both moved on to Ursinus after their Upper Perk careers, and both proved to be the epitomes of successful college student-athletes.
Thren graduated magna cum laude in 2009 and was a member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III Academic Team all four years at Ursinus. In her seasons as a hockey player, Thren was part of conference championship teams and won a Division III National Championship with the Bears in 2006.
O’Hara earned a doctorate in physical therapy at Arcadia in 2002 after graduating magna cum laude from Ursinus in 1999. He won three conference championships in the javelin at Ursinus, and, as a senior, O’Hara won his second Mid-East Regional Championship and finished ninth at the NCAA Championships. ...