Alumni make a splash at the next level

Joc Pederson (’10)

Pederson had an impressive showing in his fourh professional season as he led the Chattanooga Lookouts, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, in all offensive categories. Even more impressive, Pederson’s 22 home runs were good enough for second in his league and his .381 on-base-percentage was good enough for third. In the 140-game-season Pederson hit .278 with 22 home runs and 31 stolen bases.

Davante Adams (’11)

Coming off an incredible first season as a starter for the Fresno State Bulldogs, in which he was nominated for the prestigous Biletnikoff award, which is awarded to college football’s top wide receiver each year, Paly graduate Davante Adams has picked up right where he left off. Adams, who was an integral part of Paly’s 2011 impressive state champion team, is leading the 2-0 Bulldogs in receptions (19), receiving yards (179) and touchdowns (3). His longest catch of 27 yards is also currently the longest reception the Bulldog’s have tallied so far this season. Adams’ receiving stats have placed him seventh amongst all Mountain West Conference receivers in the young 2013 season. His three touchdowns are also good enough for third in the Mountain West Conference.

BJ Boyd (’12)

The Oakland A’s prospect finished out his season with the Vermont Lake Monsters of the New York-Penn League with a .285 batting average and eight home runs. Boyd led the Lake Monsters in home runs, RBIs (32) and batting average (.285). Boyd also was the second highest ranked on the team in number of stolen bases with eight.