Team bonding and good friendships
Flames shortstop excited for upcoming season
Senior captain Ian Lewandowski poised for 2016 campaign
Flames finish 2015 campaign with a 29-22-1 overall record
Top-seeded UIC outlasts No. 4 Valparaiso, 8-5
All-Horizon League Second Team honoree ... one of three to play all 52 games while he received 50 starts ... produced UIC's fourth-best batting average of .314 as he tallied the third-most hits (60) and doubles (11) ... his lone home run of the season came as his first-career grand slam to lift the Flames to victory against Youngstown State (03/15) and garner Horizon League Batter of the Week laurels with a .455 batting average in the series ... his 47 RBI placed him second on the team and fifth in the Horizon League ... owned an impressive 21 multi-hit games, with four three-hit outings, and had 14 multi-RBI games ... went on a seven-game hit streak from 05/05-05/16 ... in the first game of the season against Mississippi Valley State (02/13), he recorded three hits and five RBI, and would go on to hit .471 in the series ... tabbed a .462 batting average in the Oakland home series (03/20-21) ... produced UIC's top batting average of .455 in the Wright State home series (04/02-04) ... additionally batted .455 at Oakland (05/08-09).
Appeared in 49 total games and started 48 ... named to the All-Horizon League Second-Team as a second baseman ... recorded a season batting average of .309 with an on-base percentage of .404 ... ranked second on the team and third in the Horizon League with 39 runs scored ... recorded 17 multi-hit games and touted a 12-game hitting streak both serve as second-best on the team ... posted 23 hits and 17 runs and 11 RBI during his 12-game hit streak ... belted his first career home run on April 1 in an 18-5 home win against Purdue ... ended the year with 55 hits, 23 RBI and six doubles.
2013: Received a medical redshirt and retained two years of eligibility.
Started all 32 games he played in ... named to the Horizon League's All-Newcomer Team ... began his Flames career with one hit in consecutive days versus No. 5 Texas A&M on Feb. 17 and 18 ... took over the shortstop position on April 1 and hit .500 (14-for-28) over his next five games ... ended the season on a 23-game reached-base streak.
At Des Moines Community College: Helped his team to the NJCAA DII College World Series ... appeared in 31 games and started 26 ... batted .222 with 20 hits and 19 runs
PREP AND PERSONAL: Two-time letterwinner in baseball at Hersey (Ill.) ... all-conference honoree in his senior campaign ... born April 22, 1992, in Chicago, Ill. ... son of Kevin and Tracy Lee ... has one brother, Brian ... currently enrolled as a Sociology major.