Trevor Henneman signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball for Division 1 Canisius College in Buffalo, NY on Monday at Corning-Painted Post High School in front of a packed crowd of classmates, teammates, friends and family.
“It means the world to me,” said Henneman. “My friends and family have always been number one supporters of me and to be able to share this moment with them is a dream come true.”
Henneman was originally committed to the University at Buffalo until the school cut its baseball program in April 2017, but is content to have landed with Canisius.
“I’m very happy with Canisius,” Henneman said. “I never knew before the decision of going to UB what Canisius had in store. God had a plan, and Canisius was there at the right time and I’m blessed to be able to go there.”
Trevor has been a vital part of the Corning Hawks baseball program since his sophomore year, playing a critical role for the Hawks STAC West and Sectional titles in 2016. In addition, Trevor has been ranked the number three catcher in New York State and number 34 overall player for the class of 2018, as ranked by Prep Baseball Report. Trevor was named All State 5th Team his sophomore year, STAC All Conference in 2016 and 2017.
Henneman joins a Canisius team that went 35-22 a season ago and is looking forward to fitting right in.
“Our baseball program is going to be one of the best in New York State, and I can’t wait to be a part of it,” said Henneman.
Henneman plans on being a pre-med student in the health and wellness program while at Canisius.
As for his senior season with the Hawks, Henneman thinks the transition from former head coach Pete Graham to new coach Eric Kizis will be seamless.
“I think we’re going to skyrocket,” Henneman said. “Coach Kizis is a tremendous coach, he gives us everything we need to be successful, especially in the STAC. I think it will be a great season.”
The catcher figures to be a middle of the order bat for Kizis after a career .427 batting average, a slugging percentage of .639, 35 runs, 33 RBI’s, two home runs, eight doubles, and six triples while striking out only four times each season.