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2011-2012 Trinity Male Athlete of the Year: Dakota Prochnow

Posted: July 1, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: July 1, 2012 1:55 a.m.

Trinity junior Dakota Prochnow, who plays football, basketball and baseball at the school, was named the Knights' Male Athlete of the Year.

At Trinity Classical Academy, it’s not uncommon to see athletes play multiple sports. The limited enrollment numbers often make it necessary for kids to try out for a second, or even third sport to keep those sports sustainable.

Good thing for Trinity, they have a strong group of athletes capable of playing, and excelling athletically throughout the year — perhaps none more so than junior baseball/football/basketball player Dakota Prochnow.

“We have multiple athletes that play all three sports. Dakota excels obviously in football and baseball, and is very good, and was a starter on the basketball team,” said basketball head coach John Brooks. “It’s a lot of work especially with the academics and expectations at Trinity.”

He was a standout on the football field, throwing for 800 yards and 17 touchdowns, while rushing for a team-high 778 yards (8.02 yards per carry) and 14 touchdowns.

His impact was also felt defensively, grabbing 12 interceptions and racking up 129 interception return yards.

In the winter, he was a starter on the basketball team, scoring 5.5 points per game and pulling down 4.9 rebounds per game.

Fast-forward to the spring, when he was dominant for the Trinity baseball team.

Prochnow, a pitcher and infielder, hit .608 on the season, with 45 hits, 54 RBIs and two home runs. On the mound, he had a 1.42 ERA and .159 opponents batting average, giving up just 11 earned runs all season.

And as just a junior, Prochnow should be the face of Trinity athletics next season.

“I think Dakota, his senior year, Dakota will be the man,” Brooks said.


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