Athletics


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Jorge Perez Scorpions South 17U Miami -
High School Darin Koch
Position
Primary Position Center Field
Secondary Positions OF, CL
Physical Attributes
Stance Throwing arm Vertical jump Bench Press (max)
R R - 200
Baseball Honors

USSSA All-American, USSSA Florida All Star, Broward County 2022 Futures player

Baseball Additional

Starting CF on varsity as freshman, leader in RBI's as freshman. Team captain as sophomore. 85 mph exit velo off of tee, 6.75 sixty-yard dash, and 80 mph arm from the outfield.

Academics


GPA
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SAT Math
SAT Score (Composite)
ACT Score (Composite)
High School
South Broward High School
School City
Hollywood
School State
FL
Guidance Counselor
Ms. Harris
Guidance Counselor Phone
Guidance Counselor Email
Class Size
569
School Size
2350
TOEFL Score
Class Rank
13
School Division
6A
Major Category
Architecture and Related Programs
Major
Architecture and Related Programs, Other
Major Category
Business Mgmt and Admin. Services
Major
Business Administration/Management
Major Category
Engineering
Major
Engineering, General
Other Academic Information
Enrolled in the Cambridge program and gifted program. Currently on pace to graduate with a Cambridge diploma and a Bright Futures scholarship. Dual enrollment student with Broward College. Scored a 1220 on the 10th grade PSAT.
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Personal


First Name
Luke
Last Name
Valenchis
Address
City
State
Zip
Country
Province
Email
Phone
Athlete's Mother
Athlete's Father
Gender
M
Height
6'
Weight
160
Birthdate
NCAA Clearinghouse ID
Personal Highlights

I am a five tool player who has grown up around baseball, playing since I was three. I love the game and everything about it, so I do everything I can to succeed, whether it be on the field, in the classroom, or anywhere else. I hope to play college baseball and professional baseball in the future. Besides baseball, I enjoy working out, going to the beach (and working out at the beach), boating, and volleyball (which I would play if it were not the same time as the baseball season).

Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?

Ever since I started playing baseball as a toddler, I have always dreamed of playing in the big leagues. As I've gotten older, I am aware of the dedication and work it will take. However, that dream still lives inside me, and I've never gone a day without thinking about it. Playing baseball in college will obviously be a major step in the right direction of my dreams. But dreams aside, playing college baseball will also give me the opportunity to get a college education that I could use as a fallback or to get a job straight out of college. I will hopefully be the first person on my father's side to go to college. Also, college baseball would be an amazing and unforgettable experience, no matter what happens afterwards.

Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.

I have been named one of the four team captains on our varsity squad by our head coach. I always try my best to be a good role model for my teammates and support them athletically, academically, socially, and emotionally. I attended the 2019 Broward County Athletic Leadership Seminar, which was an invite only event from the Broward County athletic director.

Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

I always keep academics before athletics. That being said, my academics have never been a weak spot for me, since my passion for baseball motivates me to keep working hard in class. Athletically, I keep great mindset, always looking forward and looking to succeed. My mindset is to always hustle and be on my grind. Whether it be in class, in the weight room, or on the field, I give it my all so the next day "my all" is a little bit better. I give it my all so I can perform to the best of my abilities. As Adam Eaton said, "Hustle never goes into a slump." Even if I have a bad game, a poor mindset will only make it worse. Not only does my mindset involve hustle and grind, but it also keeps me in focus of my goals during my free time. I make healthy choices for my body and my mind, such as dieting and keeping a good sleep schedule. I keep myself out of trouble and away from the wrong crowd when hanging out on the weekends. This is because I know where I want to be in the future, and I know one mistake can make for years of suffering. I believe "healthy athletic performance" involves much more than athleticism.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

I partake in many marine related events in my community such as beach cleanups and camps, not only to help the environment, but also to fulfill the required marine service hours needed to stay in the Marine Magnet program at my school. Besides marine events, I help in trash cleanups for the companies of my family members, I partake in food drives, I visit middle schools to try and recruit incoming freshman, and I do lots of baseball related service for my current team and at my old little league park. These efforts are important to me because it helps with bringing the community together, meeting new people, and making new opportunities for myself.

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