UWM Baseball Rounds Out Incoming Class By Signing Meeteer
April 30, 2011
MILWAUKEE - Luke Meeteer of Middleton, Wis., has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, head coach Scott Doffek announced today.
Meeteer is currently playing his senior season at Middleton High School.
"I can't wait to start working with Luke," Doffek said. "He is a great athlete with a great work ethic. He is one of those guys who has been pulled in many different directions trying to play multiple sports. It's going to be fun to watch him develop as a baseball player, now that he can focus on just one thing."
Meeteer, an all-state baseball and football player, enjoyed a very successful junior season a year ago. He was named First-Team All-State by the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association after batting .462 with a .548 on-base percentage and .615 slugging percentage. He scored 31 runs, drove in 15 and stole 24 bases, helping the Cardinals to a 22-4 record overall.
He also earned first-team honors from the WBCA in District V and in the Big 8 Conference. In addition, he was named to the District V all-academic team and the all-state academic team.
"Luke has tremendous speed, running a 6.4, 60-yard and 4.38, 40-yard at different combines," Doffek said. "I think the best part about him is how quick he gets started. With the new bats in place, being able to impact the game with your feet is a huge bonus. As an outfielder, he should be able to impact the game on both sides of the ball. I thought he really showed plus bat speed, as well, and those are traits you can't teach. I think this is a young man who has a desire to be great. We feel very fortunate to have him as part of the Panther program."