Student-athletes continue strong work in classroom
Professional career gets off to impressive start
Hoenecke named for third straight year
Dodgers take versatile utility player in 24th round
Will play again Friday at 10 a.m.
2012: Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 24th round with the 746th overall pick of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft ... gave UWM three MLB draft choices in same year after never having more than one in a draft class ... capped his collegiate career with First-Team All-Horizon League Utility honors as a senior ... one of seven UWM regulars to finish over .300, posted a .306 average as the only player to start all 54 games of the season ... scored a team-high 42 runs, collected a team-best 66 hits and also led the Panthers with a career-high 41 runs batted in ... his 18 doubles was also a career-best and was second in the Horizon League ... also placed seventh in the league in runs scored and 10th in RBI ... became just the eighth player to record over 200 hits in a UWM career and finished fifth all-time with 242 ... in addition to that mark, he set the program record with 803 career at bats and ended up second in games played with 211, second in doubles with 63, sixth in runs with 135, sixth in RBI with 133 and fifth in total bases with 349 ... led the team with 13 multi-RBI games and was second with 18 multi-hit games ... finished the season on a tear, going 25-for-55 (.454) in the month of May, including a career-best 11-game hitting streak ... named one of the "Best Three Pure Hitters" in addition to being named the "Most Underrated Hitter" in the conference by the website collegebaseballinsider.com ... named Horizon League Player of the Week on two occasions: April 23 after a .500 (8-for-16) performance in a 3-1 week and again May 14 after hitting .588 (10-for-17) in a perfect 4-0 week ... two hits, two runs scored and three RBI at UALR March 10 ... three hits and three driven in at Northern Illinois March 27 ... drove in three in win over Cardinal Stritch April 4 ... 7-for-12 in three-game set against Youngstown State April 21-22 ... had two hits, including a home run, accounting for all of UWM's runs in a 6-4 win over Northwestern at Miller Park by scoring three times and driving in three others ... tied career-high with four hits and three runs scored at Butler May 13 ... pounded out four more the next game, finishing 4-for-4 against Northern Illinois May 15 ... 3-for-4 in a win over Wright State May 18 ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.
2011: Ended the season with a .304 average, making 49 starts in 51 games ... started at catcher 38 times despite never playing the position in his career before the season ... limited the final two weeks of the campaign after an injury against Butler May 15 ... second on the team and seventh in the Horizon League with five home runs ... scored 24 runs, recorded 56 hits and drove in 31 ... led the Horizon League with 24 runners thrown out stealing, six better than second place ... hit .370 in league play and .346 against righties ... named to Capital One Academic All-District Baseball Team ... also selected to the Horizon Academic All-League baseball team for the second-straight campaign ... reached base safely in the first 16 games of the season ... went 6-for-12 in the season-opening series at Tennessee Feb. 18-20 ... three hits at Ohio March 18 ... was 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in win over UIC April 9 ... seven-game hit streak April 12-23 ... recorded another seven-game streak April 30-May 14, which included five multi-hit games ... had two hits - including a grand slam - and scored twice in victory over Youngstown State May 6 ... limited to just five at bats over the final 10 games of the season ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.
2010: Named First Team All-Horizon League as a utility player after appearing in games at second base, third base, designated hitter and first base over the course of the season ... batted .308 overall, starting all 56 games he appeared ... scored 36 runs and had 17 doubles, driving in 31 runs ... named member of the Horizon Academic All-League baseball team ... hit safely in the first eight games of the season ... 3-for-3 with three RBI and two doubles against Minnesota March 3 ... named Horizon League Player of the Week in early March, going 9-for-14 (.643) at the ASPU Riverview Invitational ... went 3-for-3 with a career-best five runs batted in against SIU Edwardsville March 6 ... two hits and an RBI against Iowa April 13 ... tied career-high with four hits against Youngstown State April 23 ... three hits and three RBI in win over Valparaiso May 1 ... three more hits against Wright State May 7 ... compiled a career-best 10-game hitting streak May 8-22, going 20-for-45 (.444) in the span ... also had four hits against YSU May 20 ... drove in UWM's first run of the NCAA Tournament against #1 Arizona State June 4 ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.
2009: Played in 50 games as a freshman, batting .286 on the season with 33 runs scored and 30 runs driven in ... named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team ... his 46 starts were the most for a UWM freshman since 2004 (Ross McCoy: 50) ... had 15 doubles and three home runs ... first collegiate hit came against No. 6 Arizona State Feb. 22 ... had two hits and drove in three in UWM's win over nationally-ranked Michigan Feb. 27 ... warmed up as the season went on, batting .331 after April 1 ... hit first home run against UIC April 3 ... season-high four hits in 4-for-5, four-RBI outing against Wright State April 10 ... scored three runs and tied school record with three doubles against the Raiders that day ... four hits and four RBI in win over Wisconsin Lutheran April 15, scoring three times ... had three RBI's against Northern Illinois April 28 ... 3-for-4 in win over Butler May 9 ... season-best eight-game hitting streak May 9-22 ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.
High School: Named the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel State Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... hit .483 with nine home runs his last season, going 8-0 with a 0.91 ERA ... player of the year in the conference, district and state ... earned first team all-state and all-league honors ... selected by the Detroit Tigers in the MLB Draft ... led team to a 34-1 record and state title as a junior ... earned first team all-state and all-conference honors, setting school records with his .515 batting average, 67 hits, 59 runs batted in, 19 doubles, 39 runs scored and five home runs ... went 9-1 on the mound with a 2.18 earned run average, striking out 51 while walking just 11 ... excelled in the postseason, carrying his team by going 15-for-21 with 16 runs batted in, eight doubles, one triple and three home runs in the six games ... WIAA Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-District as a junior and senior.
Personal: Son of Andrew and Shelly Hoenecke ... majoring in marketing ... nickname is "Squeeks" ... career goal is to play professional baseball ... list golf as a hobby ... lists getting drafted by the Tigers and winning the state championship as his most memorable sports experiences ... has done community service for Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross ... born July 8, 1990.