Sam Rohovit has all the physical tools to play catcher.
But Manteca High baseball coach Neil MacDannald believes his senior backstop can succeed at the next level.
“Sam has a willingness to learn and he’s a super-high character kid,” he noted at Wednesday’s Letter of Intent signing held at Manteca.
Rohovit, who was joined by his parents Scott and Honara coupled with several close friends, coaches, administrators and other family members, inked his name to play baseball at Coe College in Iowa.
He’s no stranger to the Midwest. His father is from Cedar Rapids and his brother Daniel graduated from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa.
Sam Rohovit is looking forward to continue playing baseball for the NCAA Division III Kohawks.
Coe College is a four-year liberal arts school in Cedar Rapids. Rohovit will be asked to play catcher and first base.
“I’m looking forward to playing for the baseball program,” he said.
His folks are hoping to catch their son’s games online via video streaming. “It’s too bad that he’ll be playing far from home,” Honara Rohovit said.
Sam Rohovit added his scholarship will cover all of his academics. Coe was featured in the Princeton Review’s “379 Best Colleges” and “America’s Best Kept College Secrets” in a new college guidebook.
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