La Crosse, Wis. – Viterbo University baseball coach Chad Miller recently announced that La Crosse Logan standout Ryan Schreiner (La Crosse, Wis.) has signed a letter of intent to play for the V-Hawks in 2013.
"Ryan is an outstanding student-athlete," commented Coach Miller. "He is a person of high character and work ethic which are pillars of our baseball program so we are looking forward to helping Ryan have a successful college career at Viterbo. His desire to excel in the classroom and on the field is obvious and he will be a great representative of Viterbo baseball on the field of play, in the classroom, and in the community. He is one of the top high school baseball players in the area and we are happy to have such a quality student-athlete from La Crosse joining our community at Viterbo."
"This is a very exciting time for me as I have been blessed to have many different places offer me an opportunity to play college baseball but when Viterbo entered the picture and I was aware that Coach Miller had interest in me playing for the V-Hawks it ended up being a decision I could not pass up," commented Schreiner. "When I saw the commitment that Coach Miller has to the program and the experiences he has gained from coaching in the Northwoods and Cape Cod Leagues, he seemed to be the ideal coach to help me progress as a baseball played. Also, I love the idea of being a local kid staying and playing for a local university. Hopefully it will provide that hometown connection between La Crosse and Viterbo Baseball and add an extra level of interest for our team."
Schreiner joins the V-Hawks after being a four year starter at La Crosse Logan High School. A middle infielder, Schreiner capped off his high school career by being named First Team All-Conference his junior and senior seasons. He was also named to the All-City First Team both the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Schreiner just finished up his senior season where he hit an impressive .447 in conference play. Baseball is not the only sport that Schreiner had success as he was also an all-conference wide receiver and outside linebacker for the Logan Rangers.
Baseball is not the only reason that Schreiner chose Viterbo though as he is also looking forward to pursuing a degree in Nursing. A four-time Academic All-Conference selection, Schreiner graduated in the top 5% of his class and was a member of the National Honor Society.
"Throughout my college search I looked for a school that not only could provide me with an opportunity to play baseball but also a place that could provide with a quality education," stated Schreiner. "Viterbo truly felt like the perfect fit for me and I believe I can have success both in the classroom and on the baseball field."