Michael Edwards '95
Outstanding Athletic Achievement

Mike Edwards is one of the most talented athletes to graduate from MASH. He was a three-sport athlete playing football, basketball and baseball. He earned a High Honor Athletic Award. His football accomplishments at MASH included playing quarterback for the Wildcats during his senior season, qualifying for the PIAA District Play-offs and setting several records including: Most Single Season Yardage – 2,287, Most Single Season Touchdowns – 20, and Most Single Season Completions – 152. These records were broken by Zach Frazer in 2004, but Mike still holds the Single Season Completion Percentage Record with 66%.

His basketball accomplishments at MASH during his senior season included leading the team to the PIAA District III 3A Championship and the PIAA Eastern State Semi-final game. He currently holds the scoring record with 1,233 points and is first in assists with 380. Mike was named to the All-State Basketball Team.

Mike compiled these baseball stats during his four-year career at MASH: Career Batting Average – .424 (3rd all-time), Assists – 190 (1st), Homeruns – 8 (2nd), Doubles – 22 (2nd), RBI – 68 (2nd), Triples – 8 (3rd), Stolen Bases – 32 (3rd), Runs – 73 (3rd), Hits – 108 (2nd), Slugging % – .667 (4th), and Walks – 53 (1st). He was named to the Mid Penn All-star Team for all four years and the Patriot-News Big 11 First Team his junior and senior year.

Mike was selected as the Patriot-News Travers Scholarship Athlete Award winner his senior year.

In June 1995, Mike was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 9th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. He has played in the minor leagues for nine years and has a .297 batting average. Mike waited eight years and 3,114 at-bats before his first major league plate appearance with the Oakland A's in 2003. In 2005 Mike played for the Dodgers and he is currently with the Pirates organization.

In February 2005, Mike's Number 7 MASH Baseball Jersey was retired.

During the off-season Mike returns to Mechanicsburg and lives with his parents Dale and Sue Edwards and helps out with the MASH Baseball Team.