Opens 2007 campaign on the Brooks Wallace Award (National Player of the Year) watch list for the second consecutive season. Listed by Collegiate Baseball as one of the "Top Players to Watch" in the Mid-American Conference. Ranked as MAC's No. 3 Player of the Year candidate by Perfect Game Crosschecker.
2006 Summer: Shared Mike Schmidt MVP Award as top player in Central Illinois Collegiate League while playing for the Quincy Stars ... Named to league's end of season all-star squad ... Led CICL with .337 batting average, 63 hits and 98 total bases ... Ranked second in doubles (15), third in home runs (three), fourth in slugging (.524) and RBI (28) and fifth in runs (33) while totaling 20 multi-hit games and a 12-game hit streak ... Named to CICL All-Star team and went 2-for-4 with double and scored the game's deciding run ... Garned league's first-half player award by standing in first-place tie in four offensive categories (RBI, hits, doubles, and total bases) at season's midpoint ... Named league's first Player of the Week on June 18.
2006: Named to Wallace Award Watch List prior to season ... Ranks as NIU career hit leader with 245 and is second on school's all-time doubles list and is tied for second in RBI ... Twice earned MAC West Player of the Week honors in March, becoming first Huskie to receive two awards in same month ... Started all 55 games and hit .329 with 70 hits, seven home runs and 38 RBI ... Had 18 doubles to rank seventh in MAC and slugged .512 ... Placed eighth in MAC with .383 league batting average while totaling 41 hits, six home runs and 22 RBI in 26 games ... Led conference with 13 doubles in league play and ranked third with .673 slugging percentage ... Placed fourth in conference in hits and tied for fourth in home runs ... Had 12 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games in conference play ... Finished season on eight-game hit streak after posting nine-game streak earlier in the season ... Walked twice in opener at Arizona State (2/3) ... Went 3-for-4, including RBI double, and scored at ASU (2/4) ... Had hit and two RBI vs. Eastern Illinois (2/24) ... Totaled two hits, one RBI, and run scored vs. UW-Milwaukee (2/26) ... Was 2-for-5 with three RBI and belted first home run of season at Southern Illinois (3/3) ... Went 2-for-5 with three RBI at SIU (3/4) ... Was 2-for-3 with two walks and RBI at SIU (3/5) ... Earned MAC West Player of the Week honors on March 6 after batting .462 with home run and seven RBI in three-game set at SIU ... Singled at St. Mary's (3/10) ... Had single and RBI at Nevada (3/15) ... Singled and scored twice at Nevada (3/18) ... Went 4-for-4 with double and RBI and scored twice in game one at Ohio (3/25) ... Totaled four hits, including two doubles, along with three runs and two RBI in game two at Ohio (3/25) ... Opened MAC season with hits in each of first six at-bats ... Drove in four runs on three hits and scored twice at Ohio (3/26) ... Earned MAC West Player of the Week accolades after batting .688 (11-for-16) with seven RBI and seven runs scored during series at Ohio ... Went 2-for-4 with run scored vs. Akron (3/31) ... Blasted solo home run in two-hit, two-RBI game vs. UA (4/1) ... Had two hits, including double with RBI and run scored vs. UA (4/2) ... Went 2-for-2 with two runs scored vs. Illinois State (4/4) ... Drove in two vs. Kent State (4/7) ... Delivered two hits with two runs scored and RBI, including a solo home run vs. KSU (4/8) ... Doubled with RBI and run scored at ISU (4/11) ... Went 1-for-2 with run scored at Miami (4/14) ... Doubled and scored twice vs. Wheaton (4/18) ... Doubled and scored vs. Central Michigan (4/21) ... Homered and doubled twice in 3-for-4 performance with two RBI and two runs scored vs. CMU (4/22) ... Doubled and scored twice vs. CMU (4/23) ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored vs. Chicago State (4/26) ... Homered and doubled with two RBI and two runs scored at EMU (4/30) ... Homered and had two hits, one RBI and run scored at Western Michigan (5/6) ... Singled and had RBI vs. Ball State (5/13) ... Doubled twice in nitecap vs. BSU (5/13) ... Singled, stole base, and scored at Valparaiso (5/16) ... Homered in 2-for-4 outing with two RBI and two runs scored vs. Toledo (5/18) ... Singled to tie school's career hit record vs. UT (5/19) ... Singled in seventh inning to become NIU career hit leader vs. UT (5/20).
2005 (Medical Redshirt): Limited by injury to just 11 games and was granted medical redshirt ... Collected two hits, run scored, and RBI at Texas Tech (2/12) ... Posted three-hit game with RBI at Texas Tech (2/13) ... Had two hits, run scored, and RBI at Louisville (3/15).
2004: Baseball America Summer League All-America after leading Mat-Su Miners of the Alaska League to National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan. ... Named NBC World Series MVP after hitting .514 with 19 hits over nine games ... Academic All-MAC Selection ... Twice named MAC West Player of the Week (3/15 and 4/12) ... Led MAC with 71 RBI and 24 doubles and set school records in both categories ... Broke NIU school record with 89 hits ... Led team with a .374 average and hit safely in 52-of-59 games ... Had 24 multi-hit games and 16 multi-RBI games ... Totaled career-high and tied school record with seven RBI on three doubles and triple vs. St. Bonaventure (3/12) ... Hit three doubles vs. Holy Cross (3/10) and vs. Miami (5/14) ... Had three separate double-digit hitting streaks and hit safely in 21-of-22 games during second half of season.
2003: Named Collegiate Baseball First-Team Freshman All-American ... Earned second-team All-MAC accolades ... Led team and all MAC freshmen with .376 average and finished second among league newcomers with 40 RBI ... Played in 51 contests with 47 starts, most by NIU freshman since 1999 ... Tied for the team lead with 21 multi-hit games ... Had 4-for-5 outing with three RBI and pair of home runs at Miami (4/27).
High School: Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year and Northwest Herald Player of the Year after hitting .536 with six home runs and only five strikeouts as senior ... Captained team during senior season ... Named team MVP as junior after posting .436 average and .650 slugging percentage to earn First-Team All-Suburban Catholic Conference and Northwest Herald All-Area accolades.
Personal: Son of Edwin and Brenda Simon ... Born Sept. 23, 1983 ... Majoring in Education.
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