Eagles claim two games in home opener against Big Green
AS A SENIOR (2011) Started seven of 14 games played in, usually in the outfield...batted .167 (1-for-6) on the year...had six put outs for a perfect fielding percentage...went 1-for-1 at Providence (5/2).
AS A JUNIOR (2011) Started 40 of 43 games ... finished the season hitting .229 with six RBIs ... posted a career high in runs (15), hits, doubles (9), home runs (3), RBIs and slugging percentage (.400) ... tied for most doubles on the team ... went a perfect 2-for-2 against Dartmouth on April 27, hitting a home run and a double with three RBIs ... tallied first career double in an 11-3 win at Virginia on March 19 ... batted 3-for-4 with one RBI against Nevada on March 5 ... hit first career home run in the 5-2 victory against Rhode Island on Feb. 27 ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010) Played in 38 games, starting 16 ... recorded a .238 batting clip with eight runs scored and one RBI ... also recorded two walks and two stolen bases on the year ... registered first career multi-hit game on April 2 against NC State, going 2-for-2 with two singles ... knocked in the first career RBI on Feb. 21 against Southern University.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009) Played in 38 games, starting 18 ... collected first career hit against Virginia Tech on April 11 ... added eight runs, three walks and two stolen bases.
BEFORE BC A four-year player at Naperville Central High School ... named team captain junior and senior years .. .team won regional championship in 2005 and 2008 ... earned Daily Herald Golden Glove Award in 2006 and 2008 ... named to 2008 Daily Herald All-Area Team ... named to all-city team in 2005 and 2008 ... earned academic all-conference honors in 2005 and 2008 ... played for the ASA Under-18 travel team for head coach Mike Pollo in 2008 ... named team captain ... batted .476 in 126 at-bats with 38 RBIs and 26 runs scored ... played for Berwyn Bash for head coach John Traviollo in 2007 ...also a letterwinner on the Naperville Central basketball team.
PERSONAL Born on Feb. 8, 1990 to Doug and JoAnn Ploen ... has two younger siblings ... enrolled in the Carroll School of Management.