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    22  Brett Schaefer
    Brett Schaefer

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Orland Park, Ill.

    High School:
    Brother Rice

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 235

    Position:
    1B/DH

    B/T:
    R/R


    2009 BROOKS WALLACE NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD WATCH LIST
    2009 HORIZON LEAGUE ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

    2008 HORIZON LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
    2008 HORIZON LEAGUE ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

    Career:
    Entered senior season as a 2009 Brooks Wallace National Player of the Year Award candidate...career .331 hitter (158-for-478) with 15 homers and 101 RBI in 145 games in a UIC uniform.


    2009: Hit .323 (51-for-158) in 45 games, making 42 starts primarily as UIC's designated hitter...second on the team with nine multi-RBI games...hitting .309 (21-for-68) in Horizon League play...went 3-for-4 with two doubles against Vanderbilt on Mar. 8...hit go-ahead three-run homer with two outs in the eighth in 4-3 nightcap win over Northwestern on Mar. 14...hit a three-run blast against Valparaiso on Apr. 25...had a stellar 2009 Horizon League Tournament, hitting .591 (13-for-22) with eight RBI, four doubles and a homerun in five games...was named to the 2009 All-Horizon League Tournament Team.

    2008: UIC's top hitter with a .382 batting average, 10 home runs, 27 extra-base hits and 61 runs batted in...61 RBI rank fourth in UIC history for runs batted in during a single-season....named Horizon League Championship Most Valuable Player and selected to Horizon League All-Tournament Team after hitting .733 (11-for-15) and driving in seven runs in four games during the league tournament...appeared in all but one of UIC's 57 games, starting each of those 56 contests...owned a team-leading .613 slugging percentage...perfect six-for-six in stolen bases...hit .552 (16-for-29) with 10 RBI in seven postseason games spanning the league tournament and the NCAA College Station Regional...two-time Horizon League Player of the Week (March 25, May 19)...went 5-for-5, driving in four runs in the process, in the league championship game against Milwaukee on May 25...drove in the game-tying run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth in UIC's comeback 7-6 win over Valparaiso on May 17 to help the Flames clinch the Horizon League regular season title...homered twice, hitting a game-tying two-run long ball with two away in the seventh, in the league tournament against Milwaukee on May 23...drove in a career-high five runs, four coming on a grand slam, in the opener of a twinbill against Trinity International on Apr. 26...hit second grand slam of the season at Purdue on May 14...hit .529 (9-for-17) with five extra-base hits and nine RBI in final four regular season games to garner Ping!Baseball's Division I Spotlight Performance of the Week recognition on May 22.

    2007: Appeared in 21 games, starting 18 of those contests...forced to sit out of a majority of the middle of the season after suffering a fracture to his right wrist...went 3-for-4 and hit first collegiate home run in UIC's 11-4 win over No. 14 Georgia Tech on Feb. 17...turned in a 2-for-3 day at the plate with an RBI against No. 19 Tennessee on Mar. 4...drove in a run in his first game back from a right wrist fracture against Cleveland State on Apr. 27.

    2006: Saw action in 23 games, starting nine, in his first season...made collegiate debut against Air Force on Feb. 17...picked up first career hit against Creighton on Feb. 17.

    2005:
    Missed the entire 2005 campaign due to a fracture in his right elbow and earned a medical redshirt, retaining four years of eligibility.

    Prep/Personal: Three-year varsity letterwinner in both baseball and soccer for the Crusaders...led Brother Rice to 98 victories over three seasons...as a senior, pushed Brother Rice to the Catholic League Championship, Schaumburg Flyers Tournament Championship and to the sectional finals...was a part of the Summer State Final team as a sophomore...named to both the All-Catholic League baseball and soccer teams as a junior and senior...garnered All-Area honors in baseball and soccer from both The Star and Daily Southtown as a junior...picked up All-Area honors from The Star and The Regional Reporter as a senior...member of National Honor Society...set the state record for most consecutive shutouts in a season for soccer...led Crusaders in homers as a junior (5) and senior (8)...batted .386 as a junior and .384 as a senior...born April 9, 1986...son of Randy and Pam Schaefer...major is business.


    BRETT SCHAEFER'S CAREER STATISTICS

    
    Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
    2006....  .205  23-9     44    3    9   1   0   0    3   10  .227   2   4  15   2  .300   0   0   1-4     44   1   2  .957
    2007....  .266  21-18    64    7   17   4   0   1    4   24  .375   9   1  24   1  .365   0   0   0-1     44   3   2  .959
    2008....  .382  56-56   212   51   81  15   2  10   61  130  .613  20  11  16   3  .450   6   0   6-6    374  22   5  .988
    2009.... .323 45-42 158 31 51 12 0 4 33 75 .475 17 5 33 2 .399 3 0 1-1 74 3 1 .987
    TOTAL... .331 145-125 478 92 158 32 2 15 101 239 .500 48 21 88 8 .408 9 0 8-12 536 29 10 .983