ME – Ryan McKenna

9th Annual POWER SHOWCASE

“FEATURED”

Maine Representative

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Ryan McKenna

5’10 / 180

CF / 2B

AGE: 17

 

PLAYING IN:

FEATURED
ALL AMERICAN CLASSIC – WEST

 

This coming spring, I will begin my 14th year as the Head Baseball Coach at St. Thomas, and I can honestly say with the utmost confidence that Ryan is perhaps the most talented and well-rounded individual that I have EVER had in my program. His abilities on the field completely speak for themselves, and his performances at some of the more highly-profiled national tournaments this summer merely echo my sentiments of the young man as a player. I will therefore not waste your time flooding you with stats and the numerous awards that Ryan has received over the past few years, and focus instead on the caliber of human being he has shown himself to be.

I have told several coaching friends of mine that the best way I could describe the type of person Ryan is, is with a short story… I have been a teacher at the school for 16 years, and after one ‘challenging’ afternoon that included rather frustrating math department meeting, I got to practice about 10 minutes in to our run, stretch and throw. After they had warmed up, the team splits into groups and does a hitting routine that includes soft toss, tee work, half cage and full cage stations. While I was leaning on the fence observing the full cage workout (with probably a scrunched-up forehead & half a scowl…) Ryan took a moment to quietly saunter over and ask, “You doing okay, Coach?” Of which I responded – “Yeah Ry, I’m fine.” I brought this up for two reasons… first of all, he wasn’t grandstanding or trying to make pointers with his teammates, he was genuinely concerned. Secondly, I sincerely needed to hear that… As adults, we too need to learn to compartmentalize things from time to time, and the rest of the practice went on without a hitch.

When I spoke with Ryan the other day about a showcase that he was planning to attend this fall (not exactly sure if it was yours…??), he brought up the fact that there was an opportunity planned into the weekend that included visiting a local children’s hospital and meeting with a few sick kids. That really seemed to matter to him, and he openly spoke about a willingness to follow through and share his own joy with a less fortunate child.

In closing, I am seriously excited about what the future holds for this young man, and when the people at Power Showcase, (administrators, coaches, scouts, etc.) get an opportunity to meet Ryan, I am certain that they will observe a humble, compassionate and caring young man who just happens to possess FIVE impressive tools on the baseball field!

Marc W. Schoff – St. Thomas Aquinas Varsity Baseball Coach

INDIVIDUAL ATHLETIC AWARDS/HONORS ATHLETIC INFORMATION:
  •  2014 1st Team All State New Hampshire

  • 2014 Area Code Games-Top Prospect List

  • 2014 East Coast Pro Showcase-Top Performer List

  • 2014 18U WWBA Tournament- All Tournament Team
    (Tied for most HR’s and led all tournament players (2200+) in slugging percentage)

  • 2014 48″ Vertical Box Jump See video: CLICK FOR VIDEO

Showcase State: ME

Primary Pos: CF

Secondary Pos: 2B

Bat: Right

Throw: Right

Arm Velocity (MPH): 90

BTA: .551

HRs SPRING: 8

Run Time (60): 6.55

SCHOOL INFORMATION:
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Grade:  12

Grad: 2015

St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.
Dover NH

H.S. Coach: Marc Schoff
207-337-4121
mschoff@stalux.org
SAINTS

 

S.L. Coaches: Scott Patterson / Matt Kruger
401-523-4006
matt@ne-baseball.com
NORTHEAST BASEBALL MUDHENS

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

Marty & Marlene McKenna
Berwick ME 03901

603-988-5469
ryan.mckenna20@yahoo.com

Marty: 603-817-3110
Marlene: 603-817-3111
aromajoes@yahoo.com

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Ryan has partnered with Ben Casad for  Home Runs that Help

Ben Casad is a joyful eight year-old boy who loves playing baseball and basketball as well as cheering for his favorite New England teams, the Red Sox, Patriots and Bruins. He lives in New Hampshire with his mother, Marsha, father, Michael, and twelve year-old sister, Elizabeth. 

Last August Ben was diagnosed with Still’s Disease or Systemic Onset Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA), a rare form of Juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis. This autoimmune disease causes swelling of the joints, joint pain, hives and high fevers. Fortunately, the Doctor’s at the Barbara Bush Pediatric Hospital in Portland, Maine prescribed Ben daily Kineret shots that enable him to live an active life.

I am privileged to be partnering with Ben to raise money for Stills research.