Presented annually to one male and one female student-athlete who best demonstrate academic and athletic excellence while making notable contributions to their school and community.
St. John Bosco High School is proud to announce that senior Wyatt Davis has been named the Trinity League Male Athlete of the Year. The Trinity League Athlete of the Year award is presented to one male and one female student-athlete who best demonstrate academic and athletic excellence while contributing to their school and community. The Principals and Athletic Directors of the six Trinity League schools selected Davis over an exceptional group of nominees. Davis, widely regarded as one of the best offensive linemen in the history of Bosco, received his honor on April 4, 2017.
"First and foremost I would like to congratulate Wyatt Davis and the entire Davis family for receiving this prestigious award," remarked Jason Negro, Head Football Coach, St. John Bosco High School. "I commend the voting members of the Trinity League on their selection of Wyatt. Wyatt Davis was the perfect selection for the Trinity League Male Athlete of the Year and we are proud that he represents the entire St. John Bosco Football Program and our Salesian school community. For the last four years Wyatt's play on the field and his character off of the field, have cemented his legacy with the former recipients of this award. Thank you Wyatt and again, congratulations."
A key part of the Braves' offense, the 6-foot-5, 310-pound lineman led his team to the 2016 CIF SS Division I title and the 2016 California Open Division State Championship. His hard work, persistence and dedication helped Davis dominate the gridiron for four straight years. During his impressive Bosco football career, Davis was named a consensus First Team All American by Max Preps, US Army, USA Today and Scouts.com, and was also named Cal-Hi Sports California State Player of the Year, Max Preps California State Player of the Year, CIF SS Division I Player of the Year, Los Angeles Times Player of the Year and Long Beach Press-Telegram Player of the Year. In addition to the multiple athletic achievements which earned him 23 full-ride athletic scholarship offers, it is Davis' off the field accomplishments that set him apart. He earned the Honor Roll designation for all four years at Bosco and has volunteered over 150 hours of service to improve his community.
"For me this award is a huge honor, I had no idea I was even a contender until Coach Negro told me that I won it," exclaimed Davis. "I think it shows the hard work that my teammates and I have put in at Bosco, with the support of Bosco faculty and staff, from my freshman year until now. This is a huge accomplishment and I am happy I was able to do it as a Brave."
After he graduates with a 3.4 GPA, Davis will attend Ohio State University to continue his education and athletic career. He will pursue a degree in Business Administration and aspires to play in the National Football League. Davis eagerly anticipates the new challenges and opportunities that await him, confident that his integrity, character and the Brotherhood that surrounds him at Bosco will guide him in this exciting next chapter. As the recipient of the Trinity League Male Athlete of the Year, Davis also qualifies as a nominee for the Orange County Athletic Director's Associations "Ken Fagans Male Athlete of the Year." The winner will be announced at the Orange County Athletic Director's Association "Athlete of the Year" dinner on May 30, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
"The Trinity League is viewed by many as the most competitive league in the United States," noted Monty McDermott, Athletic Director, St. John Bosco High School. "We choose to be in this league because we want to compete against the best on a national level. Wyatt thrived in this competitive environment and was a leading example of the qualities we seek to instill in our students - humility, commitment, leadership and brotherhood. His exemplary performance on and off the field has clearly earned him the respect of the rest of the Trinity League."