Waterloo, IA – Before the Waterloo Bucks’ final home game on Sunday, August 12, Waterloo outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski was named the 2012 Roth Jewelers Player of the Year.  The Roth Jewelers Player of the Year Award was voted on by Bucks fans all season long.

Kaczmarski, a freshman from the University of Evansville, was second on the team in hitting with a .361 average in 58 games for Waterloo.  The Cary, Illinois native finished with 79 hits (1st), 50 runs (2nd), 14 doubles (T-1st), 10 home runs (1st), 55 RBI (1st), 131 total bases (1st), 14 stolen bases (3rd), a .445 on-base percentage (3rd), and a .598 slugging percentage (1st) on the season. 

Coming out of Prairie Ridge High School in Crystal Lake, Illinois, Kaczmarski ranked third in the NWL in RBI, third in slugging percentage, tied for fifth in triples, sixth in hitting, eighth in both on-base percentage and hits, and ninth in home runs.

The Bucks will be back in action in early June of 2013.  The 2013 Northwoods League schedule is expected to be released in November.  Fans are encouraged to stay in touch with the Bucks in the off-season by utilizing their website at