Listed by Collegiate Baseball as a MAC "Player to Watch."
Named a team captain for 2008.
2007: Led NIU with 15 stolen bases and totaled 39 runs scored despite being relegated to pinch-running duties for most of the season's final month after sustaining a hand injury ... Placed third in the MAC in stolen bases for both regular season and conference games despite missing nearly a month of games ... Returned to full-time action with two starts at the MAC Tournament and hit .375 with two runs scored during the postseason ... Hit .306 with runners in scoring position on the year ... Had two hits, one stolen base and a run scored in the season opener at Texas Tech (2/23) ... Scored three runs and had two hits, including a double, at Texas Tech (2/24) ... Totaled two hits, including a double, with two runs and one RBI at Southern Illinois (3/4) ... Collected three hits and scored three runs with one RBI vs. Maine (3/10) ... Scored three runs, stole two bases and doubled vs. Long Island (3/11) ... Belted a three-run home run vs. New Jersey Tech (3/15) ... Scored three runs and stole two bases vs. Fordham (3/16) ... Drew a bases-loaded game-winning walk in the 10th inning vs. Ohio (3/24) ... Had two hits, including a double, with two runs scored and a stolen base vs. Ohio (3/25) ... Scored twice with two hits, including a RBI double, at Bradley (3/28) ... Collected three hits and one run scored vs. Illinois State (4/3) ... Scored twice and had a RBI single at Kent State (4/7) ... Homered twice and drove in four runs, including the game-winning three-run round-tripper in the seventh inning against Miami (4/15) ... Went 1-for-2 with a run scored while making his first start in over a month vs. Toledo at the MAC Tournament (5/24) ... Had two hits, including a double, with one RBI and a run scored vs. Miami at the MAC Tournament (5/25) ... Saw time with the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod League during the summer season ... Entered the college season listed as an All-MAC selection by Baseball America and as the MAC's No. 4 projected pick for the 2008 MLB Draft by Perfect Game Crosschecker.
2006: Started all 55 games and hit .254 with four home runs and 23 RBI as a freshman ... Placed fifth in the MAC with 17 stolen bases ... Set a new NIU single season record with 167 assists ... Hit .296 over the season's final 38 games and hit all four of his home runs in the final 30 contests ... Batted .320 with three home runs and 10 RBI on 32 hits in 26 MAC games ... Tied for fourth in the MAC with eight stolen bases in league games ... Delivered his first collegiate hit, a RBI single, and added a stolen base and a run scored in college debut at Arizona State (2/3) ... Stole two bases and had a hit and scored a run vs. Eastern Illinois (2/24) ... Collected three hits with one RBI and a run scored at Nevada (3/17) ... Had two RBI and two stolen bases in game two of a doubleheader at Ohio (3/25) ... Collected two hits, two runs, and two steals at Ohio (3/26) ... Blasted his first collegiate home run and totaled four RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases against Illinois State (4/4) ... Collected two hits, two runs scored and a RBI vs. Kent State (4/7) ... Scored twice with one RBI and a stolen base at Northern Iowa (4/12) ... Belted a solo home run vs. Central Michigan (4/22) ... Scored three runs and singled twice against Chicago State (4/26) ... Homered in a 3-for-4 performance with two runs scored, one RBI and a stolen base at Eastern Michigan (4/28) ... Recorded three hits at Western Michigan (5/5) ... Collected three hits with one stolen base and a run scored at Western Michigan (5/6) ... Had two hits, including a double, vs. Ball State (5/13) ... Drove in two runs and scored a run at Valparaiso (5/16) ... Had a RBI single and scored a run vs. Toledo (5/19) ... Belted out four hits, including a solo home run, scored three runs and had a stolen base vs. Toledo (5/20) ... ... Listed by Baseball America as the No. 3 pro prospect in the Central Illinois Collegiate League after the conclusion of the summer season ... Named CICL Tournament MVP after leading the Twin City Stars to the league championship by belting the game-winning home run in the title game ... Selected to the CICL's postseason and midseason all-star teams.
High School: Rated as the No. 1 shortstop in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report ... Hit .423 with seven home runs and stole 25 bases in 25 attempts as a senior ... Played his senior season at Guerin Prep after spending his first three years at Holy Cross High School (the schools combined) ... First team all-conference, team captain and squad's Defensive MVP as a junior ... Hit .489, slugged .761 and had a .541 on-base percentage while totaling 53 runs and 23 RBI during his junior campaign ... Batted .373 as a sophomore and .315 as a freshman, combining for six HR and 24 doubles in his first two prep seasons ... Helped his squad capture consecutive regional championships during his junior and sophomore seasons ... Also competed in football and was a team captain, offensive MVP, and an all-conference selection for the league champions during his junior year ... Prep teammate of fellow Huskie Matt Behren.
Personal: Business marketing major ... Earned Victory Scholar (3.5-4.0 cumulative GPA) recognition and Huskie Scholar (3.0-3.49 cumulative GPA) selections ... Born March 30, 1987 ... Son of Robert and Karen Stevens ... Considers father, Robert, who played baseball at Triton Community College, as the person he most admires ... Hobbies include racquetball, music and weight lifting.
STEVENS' CAREER STATISTICS YR AVG G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO 2007 .250 44/38 136 39 34 8 1 3 20 15 18 33 2006 .254 55/55 205 39 52 6 2 4 23 17 20 45 Career .252 99/93 341 78 86 14 3 7 43 32 38 78
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