2003 Highlights: Has appeared in 38 games, making one start at first base for the Flames...UIC?s top-hitting reserve, batting .696 (16-for-23) this season with a home run and 14 RBI...also owns a .704 on-base percentage...has not made an error at first base, with 76 putouts and two assists for a 1.00 fielding percentage...is 6-for-7 this season against left-handed pitching...had the best day of his career against Trinity International on April 16th, going 4-for-4 with three doubles and a Les Miller Field record seven RBI...went 2-for-2 with a home run and two RBI versus Chicago State on April 30th.
2002 Highlights: Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI in a 20-6 victory over Judson College on April 16th?collected two hits and three RBI in a 5-3 victory over Kansas on May 1st?launched a two-run homer in a 5-4 loss to Cleveland State on May 3rd?started in 16 of the 34 games that he appeared in?recorded a RBI in the Flames? 6-3 loss to UW-Milwaukee in the Horizon League Championship.
2001 Highlights: Earned a spot on the MCC All-Newcomer Team after a stellar rookie campaign?started at first base in all 43 games he played in and compiled a .338 batting average, which was second highest on the squad?also added 25 runs scored and 21 RBI and stole four bases in five attempts?extra base hits included eight doubles, three triples and a pair of home runs?improved to .381 at the plate in conference action?hit .352 versus right-handed pitchers and .349 with runners in scoring position?tallied 12 multiple-hit outings during the year, including five with three or more hits, and three multiple-RBI contests?missed 17 games from mid-March to mid-April with a thumb injury?compiled a .413 batting average over the final 22 games of the season after returning to action?went 5-for-5 at the plate in UIC?s 21-3 win over Lakeland College on May 9 and followed up with a 4-for-4 showing with two runs and one RBI in the next outing, a 14-0 win at Detroit on May 11?sparked the Flames? 6-5 win over Illinois on April 18 with a 3-for-4 showing at the plate?best conference weekend of the year came in UIC?s four-game split with Butler as he batted .538 (7-for-13) with five RBI and four runs scored.
2000 Highlights: Used the season as a redshirt campaign.
Prep/Personal: Had an outstanding senior season at Waukegan High School as he batted .454 with 47 hits, 33 runs and a school-record 41 RBI?also set a single season mark for home runs with 11 and also owns Waukegan's career record for home runs with 25?also added 12 doubles and three triples as a senior?post-season accolades included Central Suburban South All-Conference honors as well as all-county recognition?as a junior, he led the Bulldogs with a batting average of .430, 30 RBI and seven home runs?also tallied 24 runs and 39 hits?started on the varsity squad as both a freshman and sophomore and led Waukegan in round trippers both years?was an all-conference and all-county punter for the Bulldogs football team?born June 27, 1981?son of Kevin and Barb Kerpan?looks to pursue a Communications degree.