After playing basketball and baseball for four years apiece at Galt High School, Logan Mayfield was recognized for his efforts by the Sac-Joaquin Section last week with the Dale Lacky Scholarship.
The award was one of 48 given to local high school students by the SJS based on “outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success.”
Mayfield, who also competed in cross country for one season, was awarded $500. In total, the section was able to offer $30,000 in scholarships this year.
Mayfield was a consistent contributor in the Warriors’ basketball and baseball teams. As a junior, he had 17 hits and 10 RBI in 24 games; in the six games the Warriors played this year, Mayfield had a .389 batting average and seven hits, including a triple, seven runs and five RBI in 23 plate appearances.
The award is funded through the annual Foundation basketball and volleyball games, in which referees donate their time during a game that is played at the start of the basketball or volleyball season and doesn’t count as an official game; half the proceeds of each game go to the scholarship foundation. Over $24,000 was raised through foundation games this past season.
Normally, winners are recognized at the annual CIF SJS breakfast awards ceremony but, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, winners’ checks were mailed out to them last week in lieu of the breakfast event, said the SJS in its media release.
Mayfield was named captain of the basketball team twice and earned All-League once; he was also captain of the baseball team twice.
He is due to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point with an eye on majoring in systems engineering.
“I could not think of a better captain for our team as he renders many qualities a coach looks for when making such a selection. Logan is hard-working, extremely bright, honest, enjoyable to be around and leads by example. His peers and teammates feel the same way, as he is truly valued on our team,” Galt baseball coach Jason Evans said in his nomination letter to the SJS.
In addition to sports, the SJS noted that Mayfield has an FFA Greenhand degree, is president of the Letterman’s Honor Society, president of the senior class and volunteers with Night to Shine in addition to holding a 4.22 GPA.