The first ever fall update from Head Coach Ed Mathey on the NIU Baseball Podcast.
MOUNT CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL: 2013 Chicago Sun-Times Baseball Player of the Year ... Chicago Catholic League Player of the Year as well ... Four year varsity baseball letter winner ... First athlete in the history of Mount Carmel to win a state championship in both baseball and football as the team captain in 2012-13 ... Wide receiver for the Caravans ... Accumulated 11 receptions, five for touchdown in the IHSA Playoffs in senior year ... State finalist his Sophomore year ...Consensus all-state selection as a senior ... Batted .425 with a 33 RBI, three home runs and 45 hits in 39 games in 2013 ... Participated in the Chicago Catholic League vs Chicago Public Schools All-Star game.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Born October 13, 1994 ... Son of Kathy and Thomas Gasser ... Plans on majoring in business with a minor in finance ... Worked with local churches, nursing homes and soup kitchens back home ... Honor roll student ... Enjoys playing cards, working out and spending time with family and friends ... Admires Green Bay Packer Aaron Rodgers for his "hard work and dedication."