Week eight of the NIU Baseball Podcast, reviewing the sweep of the Akron series, highlights of the weekend and previewing the upcoming series with Central Michigan.
2013: Played in 11 games, starting one at catcher ... Secured his first hit in his first collegiate at-bat at Texas Tech (Feb. 17) ... Singled in his first start of the season versus Bradley (April 16) ... Walked, doubled, and scored at Bradley (April 30).
OAK FOREST HIGH SCHOOL Two year baseball letterman at Oak Forest High School ... A two-time first team all-conference selection ... Played in the Plainfield Showcase All Star game after junior season ... Team finished 27-8 in 2011, en route to state runner-up, super sectional, sectional, regional and conference championships ... Set the IHSA 3A State Record for hits in a state championship game (three) ... Won regional and conference championships as a sophomore ... Will serve as a team captain senior year ... Played for Oak Forest Storm travel team over the summer. PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS Born May 11, 1994 ... Son of Matthew and Nancy Zubek ... Plans to major in pre-law and minor in business ... Would like to pursue a career in law or in the front office of a sports team ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Also involved with the Interact Club and a Special Olympics volunteer ... Earned honors with distinction the last three years ... Enjoys watching hockey and going to sporting events ... Looks up to A.J. Pierzynski because he always plays hard, smart, the right way and he's a leader ... Also admires Derek Jeter because he's a role model on and off the field ... Scored a 33-of-36 on ACT.