Jake Anchia (Nova Southeastern University) made some noise with Wareham this past summer. He led the team in RBIs (20) and home runs (5). He also participated in the 2017 Friendly's Home Run Hitting Contest and led the West Division with four home runs.
The Miami Herald posted a great story about Anchia and his father's success in immigrating from Cuba. His father boarded a shrimp boat when he was 11, started a family, and worked his way up to deputy fire chief in Miami Beach. Jake said, “My dad is an inspiration... He came here not knowing any English. He lost his father when he was only 20. But he still worked hard to pursue the American Dream... If he could pull all that off, then I feel like I can do it without a problem.”
Anchia is the starting catcher for the NSU Sharks and is in his junior year.