Chadwick School catcher Todd Seneker, who helped the Dolphins reach the Southern Section Small Schools baseball final, has been named the division player of the year by the First Interstate Bank-Amateur Athletic Foundation board of sportswriters.
Seneker, a senior who will attend Dartmouth College in the fall, batted .568 (42 for 74) with 33 runs scored, nine home runs, 34 runs batted in and 16 stolen bases. He is one of five repeat selections on the All-Small Schools team.
Seneker's play was instrumental in Chadwick's (17-5) winning four playoff games by a combined score of 54-9 before losing to top-seeded Linfield of Temecula, 7-4, in the divisional final at Blair Field in Long Beach. Seneker had two run-scoring singles in the championship game.
Chadwick juniors Mac McKinnie and Chris Gordon were selected to the second team. McKinnie, a right-handed pitcher, was 10-2 with a 2.04 earned-run average and 74 strikeouts in 79 innings. Gordon, a shortstop, batted .471 (41 for 87) with six home runs, 23 RBIs and 34 stolen bases.