Baseball player Trey Rallis never expected to be named Ivy League Player of the Year his senior season at Yale University.
"I am a player that doesn't check his numbers," said Rallis, a former La Cañada resident and 2006 Loyola High graduate. "I don't check my stats in the year because if I do I tend to focus on those and not on the team … I didn't want to get my hopes up [for Player of the Year] and I just didn't really think I was deserving of it. It never crossed my mind to be honest."
When the results of the all-league awards were first released, Rallis' name wasn't at the top of the list as MVP. Instead, he was named a first-team selection. The Bulldogs' first baseman and former La Cañada Junior Baseball Assn. player was happy to hear he was an All-Ivy League first-team pick. However, his teammates told him he deserved the MVP award.