2018-19 SCOTT McKENZIE SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
Ryan Serrato #25 (Baseball)
Sr. / 6-3 / First Baseman/Designate Hitter
Hometown: Whittier, Calif.
High School: Bishop Amat Memorial HS
Inside the numbers: Serrato was stellar in his first-and-only year at Southern Vermont. His .427 batting average and .530 on-base percentage were both the third-best in team history for a single season, and his 31 runs scored are tied for seventh on the program’s single season record chart. The senior was a two-time NECC Player of the Week in addition to being selected to a D3baseball.com Team of the Week and earning an NCBWA DIII National Hitter of the Week Honorable Mention. Serrato was voted to the All-NECC Third Team after helping SVC earn a playoff berth for the first time since 2016.
What Coach Skonieczki is saying: “It is such a great accomplishment for Ryan to receive this prestigious award. Ryan has been nothing short of outstanding in his time here at Southern Vermont. Not only was he a catalyst in the middle of the lineup, he was also a leader off the field. The little things that often go unnoticed are the reason why I think Ryan has been so dynamic for our program. We were lucky to have Ryan on our campus this season!”
About the student-athlete:
Why I came to SVC: Academics and baseball
Favorite spot on campus: MAC
Post-college plans: Make some money $$$
Person I would most like to meet: Charlie Sheen
Favorite warm-up/pump-up song: "Bring the Noise"
My hero/idol: My father and older brother
Favorite food: Wet chile verde burrito with carne asada
Favorite athlete: Kobe "Bean" Bryant