Junior third baseman earned All-Horizon League First-Team honors
Flames finish 2015 campaign with a 29-22-1 overall record
UIC to play in elimination game against Milwaukee on Friday at 4:15 p.m. CT
UIC set to play lowest remaining seed after Wednesday's action
Mike Dee earns his ninth Coach of the Year accolade
All-Horizon League First Team selection ... made 48 appearances and started 47 games all at third base ... capped the year with a .305 batting average along with 57 hits, four doubles and UIC's third-best RBI total of 37 ... led the Flames and placed fourth in the Horizon League with 14 stolen bases ... tabbed 18 multi-hit and 10 multi-RBI games ... went on a nine-game hit streak from 04/14-04/26 ... had at least one hit in four series ... opened the year hitting .529 after four games at Mississippi Valley State (02/13-14) ... jacked his lone home run of the year against Missouri (02/28) ... stole a pair of bases against Milwaukee (04/24) ... had his best game of the season at Oakland (05/08) when he tabbed four hits and four RBI, and went on to bat .500 in the series.
Appeared in 38 total games and made 33 starts ... played second, shortstop and ended the year at third base ... named to the All-Horizon League Second Team and the All-Horizon League Freshman Team ... hit .297 in his first collegiate season, including six doubles and two homers ... totaled 24 RBI, 22 runs and 57 total bases ... began his Flames' career by hitting 6-for-14 with four RBI in his first three games ... slapped his first collegiate double at Wright State on March 15 ... notched a season-best four hits and four RBI at Valparaiso on April 25 and belted his first career homer ... racked up three doubles against Milwaukee on May 3, hitting 4-for-6 with two runs and two RBI.
PREP/PERSONAL: Named First-team All-Conference and First-Team All-Area ... Four-time letterwinner in baseball and one-time letterwinner in basketball at Serra High School piloted his team to a West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) Championship ... Born June 2, 1995 in San Mateo, California ... Son of Ray and Jackie McDonald ... Currently enrolled as a Criminal, Law, and Justice major.