2011: Capped career with impressive senior season ... named American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-Mideast Region Second-Team ... earned First-Team All-Horizon League honors for the second time in his career ... led the team with a career-best average of .362, finishing fifth in the league ... also led the team with 47 runs, 17 doubles, two triples, eight home runs, 47 runs batted in, 125 total bases, .566 slugging percentage, 25 walks, .445 on-base percentage and 16 stolen bases ... finished career as just the second player in program history to bat .300 or better in each of his four seasons (Jesse Hart) ... finished first in the league in OBP, second in home runs, total bases, slugging and RBI, fifth in runs and sixth in steals ... made a run at the league "triple crown" all season long ... led team with 28 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI contests ... ended the season reaching base safely in 18 straight games; also had a team-high streak of 25 in a row during the season ... spent the year chasing Hart's career hit record (267), eventually finishing second with 260 ... ended his career as the program's all-time leader in games played (222) and at bats (793), second in runs (160) and hits, third in total bases (374) and steals (41) and fifth in doubles (47) ... started the season on a tear, recording a 13-game hitting streak to start 2011 where he had 12 multi-hit efforts in his first 15 contests ... was batting .475 after the first month of the season, ranking in the top five of the NCAA at the time ... went 6-for-12 in season-opening series at Tennessee Feb. 18-20 ... earned Horizon League Player of the Week honors for his efforts against the Volunteers ... drove in a career-best five on two home runs at #16 Arkansas March 4 ... went 7-for-13 in the series against the Razorbacks ... U.S. Army ROTC Athlete of the Month for March, batting .421 (24 hits, 14 runs scored, 11 RBI, .514 on-base percentage in 15 games) ... scored three times and drove in four against St. Norbert April 12 ... also drove in four in win over Cardinal Stritch April 21 ... tied career-highs with two home runs and five RBI against Wisconsin Lutheran May 3 ... three hits and three RBI against Northern Illinois May 17.
2010: One of nine UWM regulars to bat .300 or better, finishing right at .300 with a hit in his final at bat of the season ... started 58 of the 59 games he appeared in, scoring 38 runs, recording 66 hits, five triples, three home runs and 25 runs batted in ... his five triples were third in the Horizon League ... led the team with 10 stolen bases ... career-best 18-game hitting streak came to a close against Arkansas State Feb. 27 ... crushed a three-run home run to break a 6-6, fifth-inning tie against Minnesota March 3 to help UWM to the 13-6 win ... tied career-high with three RBI that day and against SIU Edwardsville March 6 ... seven-game hitting streak March 14-27 ... hit two triples in a 3-for-5 outing against Cleveland State April 3, tying the program record for triples in a game ... 7-for-15 in three-game set at Butler April 17-18 ... went 6-for-13 with three runs scored and a home run against Valparaiso April 30-May 1 ... batted .356 against righties on the year.
2009: Earned First Team All-Horizon League honors in the outfield after hitting .338 in 54 games, making 51 starts ... was 10th in the Horizon League in batting average and finished fifth with his 44 runs scored ... hit five home runs and drove in 28 ... had two hitting streaks of 10 or more games ... hit in 10-straight games, March 18-April 7, going 18-for-43 (.419) ... ended the season on a 16-game streak, the longest of any UWM player on the year ... went 25-for-68 (.368) in that stretch ... three hits against Austin Peay March 13 ... went 3-for-5 with three runs scored in win over UIC April 4 ... was 3-for-3, drove in two and scored a career-high four times in victory over Chicago State April 7 ... hit two home runs that game ... drove in a career-best three against Wisconsin Lutheran April 15 ... perfect 4-for-4 day at Youngstown State April 18 ... tied career-high with four more hits at Cleveland State May 3 ... was 3-for-5 in UWM's Horizon League Tournament win over CSU May 22 ... batted .388 with runners in scoring position.
2008: Named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team after a stellar freshman campaign ... made 43 starts in 52 games ... batted .305 on the season and .358 in league play ... enjoyed a season-high nine-game hitting streak April 9-26, going 15-for-27 in the streak ... that started a hot stretch at the plate, batting .558 over the next 15 games and .389 from April 9 through the end of the season ... scored 31 runs and drove in 20 ... batted .370 with runners on base ... first hit came against UNC-Wilmington Feb. 23 ... had two hits and drove in two versus Austin Peay March 16 ... had first three-hit game of the season at Southern Illinois April 4 ... collected three hits in win over Chicago State April 9 ... recorded two doubles and scored twice in victory over Iowa April 22 ... three hits at Wright State April 26 ... went 6-for-10 with three RBI's and scored three times in series versus Valparaiso in early May ... 2-for-3 with two RBI in win over Butler May 10 ... stole nine bases on the year ... his 43 starts were the most for a Milwaukee freshman since 2004.
High School: Enjoyed a stellar high school career on the diamond ... earned 2007 WBCA All-State honors and selected District Player of the Year ... named Greater Metro Conference Player of the Year as a senior after hitting .448 with 48 hits and 34 runs batted in ... also went 5-1 with a 1.35 ERA on the mound ... 2007 Community Newspapers Player of the Year ... three-year first team all-conference choice ... was named first team all-state in 2006 after earning second team honors in 2005 ... named First Team All-Greater Metro Conference, First Team All-Suburban, First Team All-District and Second Team Milwaukee Journal Sentinel All-Area in both the 2006 and 2005 seasons ... tabbed Menomonee Falls Pitcher of the Year in 2006 after earning offensive player of the year honors in 2005 ... hit .505 as a junior and .448 as a sophomore ... team went 69-9 his last two years and won back-to-back Greater Metro Conference titles ... also ran track and was an all-conference football player, lettering three times ... honor list member.
Personal: Son of Bob Dekoning and Terry Steiner ... majoring in communications ... career goal is to become a coach ... lists sports and music as hobbies ... most memorable sports experiences are hitting a walk-off home run to win sectional semifinals and winning conference titles two years in a row ... has done volunteer work handing out Christmas wreaths for Holy Cross church ... spent the summer of 2008 playing for the Lannon Stonemen in the Land O' Lakes League; named Western Division Rookie of the Year after batting .447 ... born April 3, 1989.