Baseball Central's first Allstar of the Month
ever -- and our selection for January -- is
Windward Wildcats Varsity Team Captain
Jason Lurie.

Lurie, an outfielder who has trained regularly at
Baseball Central since 2006, has achieved an enviable
list of accomplishments, both on and off the playing field.

Recently accepted to the University of Michigan, where he hopes to study business, the 17-year-old has seen baseball success throughout his time at Windward School, playing in the Delphic League. The 6'1" lefty hopes to play ball at the collegiate level next season as well.

As a Junior, Lurie led the team in both home runs and stolen bases. In the 2012/2013 season, as a team leader, he helped the Wildcats to their first Delphic League Championship in four years, defeating Calvary Chapel in a game which concluded some 26 hours after it began and was played in two different locations. Lurie contributed an RBI single in the sixth inning to bolster the squad's season ending 5-1 win.

Off the field Lurie's accomplishments are equally as impressive. As a student at Windward he made National Honor Society based on his scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.890 since Grade 9, Lurie also found time to volunteer with Camp Harmony, both as a summer camp counselor for underprivileged children, and with their leadership program during the school year. More than 200 volunteer hours saw Lurie named to the Community Service Honors Society; He also made the Dean's List in both his Sophomore and Junior years.

For the talented teen, who resumes high school baseball action this month as Varsity Captain, Baseball Central has helped boost his confidence on the field over the past seven years.

"We worked mainly on hitting and TJ helped me a ton on improving my swing," Lurie says, adding the facility's weight room has been invaluable for strength training.