Flames finish 2015 campaign with a 29-22-1 overall record
Top-seeded UIC outlasts No. 4 Valparaiso, 8-5
UIC set to play lowest remaining seed after Wednesday's action
Mike Dee earns his ninth Coach of the Year accolade
Senior infielder belted his first career grand slam last Friday
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.