IMG Academy's Luke Bonfield earns preseason accolades from Perfect Game

Perfect Game USA is rolling out its 2014 preseason previews and rankings this week, and IMG Academy's Luke Bonfield earned special recognition from the renowned high school scouting site. In its regional preview of the state of Florida, Perfect Game selected Bonfield to the Florida High School Dream Team and selected him as the Best Hitter For Average.

Excerpts from the Perfect Game Regional HS Preview: Florida

Florida High School Dream Team

Nor'easter rolls into Florida; IMG Academy featured on Perfect Game

The promise of specialized high-end training, college preparatory offerings in the classroom and the opportunity to get outdoors and play every day the year around is becoming more and more difficult to resist for the top high school baseball prospects from across the country, primairly those from the Northeast.

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IMG Academy alumnus Rich Baerga earns D-II Preseason All-American honors

IMG Academy alumnus Rich Baerga, a member of the Class of 2010, is racking up honors in Division-II St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) of the East Coast Conference. Baerga was recognized by the National College Baseball Writer's Association as a third-team Preseason All-American after hitting .336 in 2013, along with 22 RBI and 20 stolen bases as Aquinas went on to win the ECC conference title and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time. 

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A former collegiate and professional player and coach who most notably spent eight years as Miami University’s head coach, Dan Simonds is a proven leader with a history of developing student-athletes to reach their full potential. Simonds has more than 14 years of D-I baseball coaching experience, producing 32 MLB draft picks, 24 All-MAC selections 5 MAC freshman of the year and 17 Academic All-MAC student-athletes during his tenure at Miami.

IMG and Hospital for Special Surgery Team Up on Multi-Faceted Collaboration

NEW YORK (December 16, 2013) – IMG, the global sports, fashion, and media company, announced today a new relationship with Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the No. 1 hospital in orthopedics, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report (2013-14) and a leader in rehabilitation. Together the two industry leaders will provide a robust athlete rehabilitation program focused on diagnosis, treatment, accelerated injury recovery, and injury prevention, while collaborating to take the area of sports rehabilitation research and innovation to the next level.

IMG Academy Wood Bat League's Teddy Herman continues humanitarian work through Homerun Hopefuls

In sports, many players are impact players on the field, but for some, it is just as important to be an impact player off of it. In the case of IMG Academy Wood Bat League regular Teddy Herman, he's a top prospect when it comes to humanitarian relief efforts. For three years running, Herman has dedicated time toward the efforts of Homerun Hopefuls in the Dominican Republic.

IMG Academy trainee McCutchen wins National League MVP by a landslide

On November 14, Andrew McCutchen was named MLB’s National League MVP by a landslide, receiving 28 of 30 first place votes, and becoming the first Pirate to earn the award since Barry Bonds in 1992.The 2013 All-Star finished the regular season as the Pirates’ leader in hits (185), runs (97), doubles (38), batting average (.317), on-base percentage (.404) and slugging percentage (.508). McCutchen, a 2012 Gold Glove recipient, was also effective defensively, finishing with an impressive .982 fielding percentage.


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