Tavares Van Kuiken ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • Illiana Christian High School
  • LANSING, IL
  • Baseball
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Tavares Van Kuiken's Baseball Recruiting Profile
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
195
Dominant Hand:
Left
Age:
18
Prim. Position:
LHP
Sec. Position:
RF
Home to 1st
3.8
Exit Velocity
87
Top Fastball
80
FB
80
Change Up
72
Breaking Ball
66

Personal Statement

For as long as I can remember, I have always had the love for playing baseball. I remember being a toddler and playing wiffle ball in my backyard every chance that I got. I grew up in a Christian home with my parents and my older brother and sister. I went to Lansing Christian School for elementary school, and now I am currently a junior at Illiana Christian High School with a 3.6 GPA. My family, friends, teachers, and coaches have all had a hand in making me the person that I am.

Playing baseball was something that came natural for me even at a young age. I’m a left-handed pitcher, just like my dad was in high school, and he was a huge inspiration for me when it came to playing baseball. He always helped me become a better player and teammate in any way he could. He sacrificed a lot of time and money so that I could do what I love.

Baseball takes a lot of hard work and perseverance. I have learned that I can accomplish anything and meet my goals with being dedicated and putting in the hard work and not letting anything or anyone make me believe that I will fail. I have a lot of determination to do my best and won’t let anything stand in my way. I also have learned that being a supportive teammate and helping other people reach their goals. Being committed to a team means that I am committed to being the best player I can be to help win the game.

My academic goals going forward in high school is to graduate with a 3.8 GPA or higher. I would like to achieve National Honors Society status my junior and senior year. Right now, I am currently at a 3.6 GPA. I would also like to keep my GPA at the same level in college.

Growing up, I had a coach that caused a lot of anxiety in me. A lot of times, he made me feel like I wasn’t trying hard enough and that I wasn’t good enough and I almost quit baseball altogether. I wasn’t hitting as well and my pitching wasn’t as good as it could have been. I started going to lessons and learning how to better improve my mechanics in my pitching and hitting and things started to become significantly improved. I made all-conference my sophomore year on my high school’s baseball team that year.


Athletics

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Mike Huttel
  • High School Head Coach
  • Darren DeBoer

Academics

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High School Information

High School:
Illiana Christian High School
State:
INDIANA
Enrollment:
584
Phone:
219-558-7066

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. I take one honors class which is Honors English 11.
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
No

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