Success Stories from Harvard and Davidson – Headfirst Alumni Spotlight

Our Headfirst Honor Roll alumni continue to astound and amaze us. As the 2017 season hits its stride, we decided to take a look at our alumni playing at the next level:

  • 62% of the Yale baseball roster attended one or more Headfirst Honor Roll Camps
  • As did 52% of the Princeton Tigers;
  • 50% of the Harvard Crimson;
  • And 56% of the MIT Engineers.
  • Over 50% of the entire NESCAC Conference is a Headfirst Honor Roll alumni, including:
  • 75% of the Middlebury Roster
  • and 59% of the Williams Ephs.

Over twenty years of operating academic showcase camps, we have facilitated the process of thousands of student-athletes as they found homes at terrific academic schools. We’re proud to announce our new alumni series highlighting Honor Roll alumni and their remarkable accomplishments both on and off the diamond.

Whether as Mitchell Fellowship winners, All-Americans, or leaders in their professional fields, our alumni have continuously excelled and inspired us here at Headfirst.

JOSH ELLIS – C, Harvard Crimson

School: Harvard, Class of 2017
Honor Roll Camp Attended:
Northeast Honor Roll Camp, 2011
A two year starter, Ellis hit .304 for the Crimson in 2016 on his way to being named an All-Ivy League Honorable Mention. He has also thrown out an impressive 44% of would-be base stealers over the last two seasons and currently leads the Ivy League in this category for the 2017 campaign.
Josh has also been recognized for his leadership by both the Harvard coaching staff and his teammates who elected him a team Captain in 2017.
Off the field, Josh graduates this May with a degree in Neurobiology and plans to attend medical school once his playing career has ended.



FORREST BRANDT – OF, Davidson Wildcats 

School: Davidson, Class of 2014
Honor Roll Camp Attended:
Mid-Atlantic Honor Roll Camp, 2009
Learning Center Coordinator in Shanghai, MLB
A four year starter in the Wildcat outfield, Brandt had a prolific career for the Wildcats and also served as a two-year captain. As a freshman, he was named to both the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team as well as the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team. Brandt continued to develop his entire career, eventually being recognized as Southern Conference Co-Player of the year his senior season when he hit .364 with 12 homeruns, 14 stolen bases, and 51 RBI while leading the Wildcats to their highest win total in program history.
After graduating, Forrest spent two years teaching English in China before taking a position as the Major League Baseball Learning Center Coordinator in Shanghai.


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