2010 - 2011 GATORADE
NATIONAL BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
LUKAS
VERZBICAS
DIS
CARL SANDBURG HS
ORLAND PARK, ILLINOIS
SENIOR
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Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot senior won his second consecutive national Foot Locker Cross Country Championship with a time of 14:59 and also captured the Nike Cross Nationals Final title in 15:59.2, becoming the first prep runner to win both events in the same season. A tw

Academic Achievement


Verzbicas accelerated his academic course load in order to graduate from high school in three years while maintaining a 3.25 GPA.

Exemplary Character


Verzbicas is a devoted parishioner of the Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis Lithuanian Catholic Mission community and has volunteered locally, mentoring youth triathletes and runners on behalf of the Multisport Madness Triathlon Club.