Washington, October 25, 2006-Ivor Hodgson Jr. is the son of
Caribbean coast natives of Nicaragua Ivor and Judith Hodgson of Old Bank.
Ivor was born on April 25, 1986 in Silver Spring, MD. Ivor Jr., though
born in the United States feels like a natural born Caribbean coast native
of Bluefields. He had the opportunity to visit Bluefields and fell in love
with the city and the people.
Ivor completed his high school studies in 2005 at St. John's College
High School in Washington D.C., where he led the Cadets to a championship,
something the Cadets have not done since 1999. Ivor had a spectacular season
with the Cadets, he led the team with a batting average of .414 and 20
stolen bases. Today he plays baseball for the Mount St. Mary's College in
In 2005 Ivor received
prestigious honors in the Washington Metropolitan area when he was named
player of the year in 2005. He was named to the Washington Post All-Met
team, Washington D.C Gatorade Player of the year 2005, The Louisville
Slugger D.C., player of the year.2005 and the Washington All Conference
In June of this year 2006
Ivor was ranked #9 out of 14 players on the CRSL (Cal Ripken Sr.
Collegiate Baseball League) by Baseball America and he was also named to
the Call Ripken All Team after an exciting season in the Summer league
with the Rockville Express where he led the team in batting with a .313
average and 14 stolen bases in 18 attempts. Ivor was also named to the
2006 All Star team.
In a brief interview with
Ivor Hodgson Sr., he stated that he is very proud of all that his son has
Ivor Jr. is a great asset
to the Mount St. Mary's squad. Manager Scott Thomson stated in a recent interview with
the Mount St. Mary's press that "Getting
a player like Ivor is a dream come true," he will help us get to the
next level. Being a switch hitter and an outfielder who can close on
balls, plus being a left-handed pitcher, he brings many possibilities to
next year's team."
Teams from around the
major league have already shown interest in the young player but for now
he is focusing on completing his studies.
Ivor Jr. planned to spend
his vacation in December in Bluefields and if given the opportunity he
would like to play for Old Bank. He also stated that "if time permits
I will try to offer a mini clinic to the younger children."