2019 - 2020 HAWAII
BASEBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
KALA'I
ROSARIO
OUTFIELDER
WAIAKEA HS
HILO, HAWAII
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-1
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
0.343
2020 BATTING AVERAGE
5
HOME RUNS
11
RBI
0.42
2019 BATTING AVERAGE
“His positive attitude, his resilience and his ability to make the most of every situation has made Kala’i a joy to coach all these years. Nothing really gets him down. If for some reason he’s let down by his own performance, he bounces back quickly. Each day, each at bat, is a new beginning.”
Chris Honda
Head Coach - Waiakea coach

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-1, 205-pound senior outfielder earned MVP honors at the national Under Armour 4th of July Classic and won the home run derby at the prestigious Area Code Games. Rosario was hitting .343 with five home runs and 11 RBI in the 2020 preseason prior to the cancellation of the regular season. A First Team All-State selection, he led the Warriors to a 15-4 record in 2019, batting .420 with five home runs, 31 RBI and 32 runs scored.

Academic Achievement


Rosario has maintained a B average in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at California Baptist University.

Exemplary Character


Rosario has volunteered locally on behalf of youth baseball programs and has raised funds to benefit homeless children and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.