Windermere baseball's Eric Lassiter and Ty Head win big at Metro Awards

The Wolverines star outfielder and coach take home Orange County player of the year and coach of the year awards.

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Windermere baseball coach Eric Lassiter and senior Ty Head both won big at the Metro Conference award ceremony. Head, an outfielder committed to play at NC State, was named OCPS Male Athlete of the Year, while Lassiter was named OCPS Coach of the Year. 

The two were vital to the Wolverines’ historic 2024 season and run to the Class 7A state championship game. At the plate, Head had a batting average of .408 (40-98) and an on-base percentage of .546, to go along with 19 RBIs, two home runs, 44 runs scored and 28 bases stolen. 

Lassiter, Windermere baseball’s only-ever coach, has built the Wolverines into one of the best programs in the state since taking over in 2018 — winning 20 or more games in a season four times.



Sam Albuquerque

A native of João Pessoa, Brazil, Sam Albuquerque moved in 1997 to Central Florida as a kid. After earning a communications degree in 2016 from the University of Central Florida, he started his career covering sports as a producer for a local radio station, ESPN 580 Orlando. He went on to earn a master’s degree in editorial journalism from Northwestern University, before moving to South Carolina to cover local sports for the USA Today Network’s Spartanburg Herald-Journal. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his lovely wife, Sarah, newborn son, Noah, and dog named Skulí.

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