The Blackhawks’ versatile Jared Harbaugh — moving between long-pole defender and goalie in various competitions this summer — has been named by the Blackhawks coaches as this summer’s most outstanding player. This honor is reserved for a player whose commitment, work ethic, attitude, and performance contribute in substantial ways to the Blackhawks summer program. Among the 144 high school players in the Blackhawks summer program, Jared Harbaugh truly stood out as the most outstanding player.
Harbaugh, a rising junior at Glenn High School, saved 59% of the shots on goal he faced this summer for the Magic Mustangs, culminating with a record-setting 15-save performance – many of which were truly spectacular — in the HOTT Lax Championship loss to the Littering Hippies. That memorable performance kept the Mustangs in the game against the formidable Hippies.
In addition, Harbaugh played solidly in goal for Team 66 in the K-Vegas Classic and for the Blackhawks’ Apache team in the Summer Meltown tournament.
Finally, Harbaugh turned in a truly excellent performances both in goal and as a long-stick defender against the Carolina Hilltoppers in scrimmage action at NC Central University back in June and in the Blackhawks scrimmages against the Alamance War Dogs.
Harbaugh’s excellent summer was complemented by stellar attendance at position clinics and HOTT Lax scrimmages and games. Throughout the summer, Jared was always willing to step in and play where needed and served as a mentor to some of our less-experienced players.
Congratulations, Jared Harbaugh!