One of the most exciting decisions in high school is choosing a college. For Berkeley Carroll senior pitcher Ian Miller, that choice is one he’ll remember forever. After a long and difficult process, he has verbally committed to Harvard. Before selecting the Crimson, he had a host of other top schools on his list including Ivy League suitors Princeton, Yale and Dartmouth. He was also scheduled to visit Davidson and Holy Cross. Not a bad list to pick from. Following his senior year, he’ll play for Harvard baseball coach Bill Decker.
The 17-year old Miller has been a standout under Lions coach Walter Paller. In 2013, he led the Park Slope school to a perfect regular season record and the top seed in the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Playoffs. Even though the team fell short against Brooklyn nemesis Poly Prep in the semis last Spring, it was another successful year under Paller. The proud coach of a rising baseball program in New York also runs Academic Prospects Baseball. A group of 17 and 18-year old baseball student athletes who have the opportunity to improve their skills in the classroom and on the field. Paller’s staff is devoted to helping prepare them for the next level.
Recent Berkeley Carroll graduate Anthony Spina took the next step in his journey beginning classes at Amherst. Other notable AP graduates include Lukas Marble (Middlebury), Lucas Schwartz (Kenyon), Craig Batchelor (Lawrence U), Dylan Long (Bard), Avery Perez (Ursinus), Matt Aronowitz (Quinnipiac), Noah Matthews (Grinnell), Gus Morales, Jr. (St. John’s Fisher), Phil Maldari (Emory), Robert Graham (Skidmore) and Sam Grumet (Bard). They all have the chance to learn and excel thanks to hard work and dedication.
For Miller, he gets one more year under Paller before moving on to the next phase. From Berkeley Carroll crimson red to Harvard crimson red. Not a bad combo.