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Culver's Jacob Weiner Chooses Hawaii Pacific


April 21, 2016

Laura Carlson-Weiner

Jacob Weiner commits to Hawaii Pacific University

Jacob Weiner, a senior at Culver City High, has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Hawaii Pacific University on an academic and athletic scholarship starting in Fall 2016.

Jacob has lived his entire life in Culver City. A true scholar athlete, Jacob will graduate CCHS with a 3.9 weighted GPA. He plans to pursue a degree in journalism and mass communication. He wants to be a sports writer or to work in the field of sports management.

Jacob started playing baseball when he was five years old as a member of the Cubs tee-ball team and continuing in the Culver City Little League through the Juniors Division winning a championship under coach Tomas Saucedo.

He played on the inaugural Culver City Middle School baseballtTeam coached by Chip Netzel. He was Junior Varsity player of the year as a freshman at CCHS under Rick Prieto and was promoted to Varsity at the end of that season.

A 6-3- 220 pound catcher, he's been a fixture behind the plate for most of the last two plus seasons and hopes to finish the 2016 Ocean League season by helping the Centaurs bring home the Ocean League baseball title.

Jacob has also played on several travel and college developmental baseball teams.

He played with the LA Cavemen out of Baseball Central under Coach Alex Anguiano, the Garciaparra Group and the South Bay Saints out of the Refinery in Torrance under Coach Murphy Su'a.

Laura Carlson-Weiner

Jacob launches one deep

Jacob went to the Senior Fall Classic in Arizona in 2015 with the Saints. He was invited to try out for the all-Academic Team and was selected as one of six catchers out of 33 to play in the night finale at the San Diego Padres/Seattle Mariners main spring training facility.

This is where he was first seen and contacted by a coach from Hawaii Pacific University. He was seen again at a showcase in San Bernardino and the HPU coaching staff saw him as a good fit for their team moving forward and offered him a scholarship.

Jacob is very excited about the opportunity to play baseball at the Division-2 level for HPU and to live and study in the beautiful state of Hawaii. His parents are very proud of his accomplishments and look forward to visiting Hawaii next spring to see him play.


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