HIGH SCHOOL (Merritt Island): Lettered three years in baseball...Rawlings and Under Armour All-American...Most Valuable Pitcher as a junior and senior of the Cape Coast Conference...Ranked #19 pitcher in Florida...first-team all-Space Coast...played on the USA 16-Under National Team...went 7-1 with 1.19 ERA, 78 strikeouts in 55 innings as a senior...29-2 career record on the mound...high school coach was Tony Haddock...played summer ball for the Orlando Scorpions, coached by Matt Gerber and Sal Lombardo.
PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 1...has a younger sister, Morgan...favorite TV show is Family Guy....person in history he's like to meet is Nolan Ryan...something most people don't know about him is that he is color deficient...noteworthy thing about his home town is that it's right next to NASA...credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career...son of Mark and Nicole Van Alstine.
Why I came to the Academy: "The reason I came to the Academy is because I wanted to serve my country and take advantage of one of the top educations in the nation. I want to make a difference and I want to play baseball at the same time as well. Few people know the opportunities the Academy offers and I want to benefit from its rewards."