One of the state's top male athletes, Mark Rogers of Mt. Ararat High School has distinguished himself in three sports - soccer, ice hockey, and baseball. A four-year letterman in soccer, he was named to the Maine Sunday Telegram All-State Team as a senior. As an ice hockey player he was named to the state All-Academic team four times and was either second-team or first-team All-State in his last three years. The all-time career scoring leader at Mt. Ararat, he was a finalist for the prestigious Travis Roy Award. He is also a two-time selection for Team New England, one of only two Maine schoolboys to achieve this honor more than once. It is in baseball where Mark has earned his greatest accolades. A four-year varsity letterman, he was named KVAC Player of the Year, Lewiston Sun Journal Player of the Year, Maine Sunday Telegram Player of the Year, and Maine Gatorade Player of the Year during his junior campaign. During that same year, Mark helped guide the Eagles to a Western Maine Class A championship. A preseason Baseball All-American this year, he was named by Street and Smith's Magazine as one of the top fifteen schoolboy right-handed pitching prospects in America and regularly clocks his fastball in the 90+ mile per hour range. Most of his outings this past season have been before an audience of major league baseball scouts.
Mark is also an outstanding student as well. He has a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 and is ranked twelfth in a class of 272 students. He is a member of the National Honor Society and finds time to volunteer in a classroom at Bowdoin Elementary School.
Mark has been accepted to the University of Miami on a full baseball scholarship in the fall. He is undecided on a major. He is the son of Craig and Stephanie Rogers of Orr's Island.
Maine Sports Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 2
Cumberland, ME 04021
Phone (207) 807-7666
The Maine Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1972 for the purpose of: 1) appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes; and, 2) to formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state of Maine.