Athletes Moving On

Heartland Community College baseball has had 135 players move through its program, and all 135 have gone on to attend a four-year school and complete a four-year degree. Of those 135, 121 student-athletes have moved on to play baseball at four-year programs, with 84 going on to the NCAA-Division 1 level.

The Hawks have sent players to 59 different four-year schools, including 51 NCAA affiliated institutions, with an impressive 35 NCAA Division-1 schools adding a former HCC baseball player.

Hawk Baseball Alumni 2016
Hawk Baseball Alumni 2016
Athlete Position Hometown / High School College/University Transferred To
Noah Sadler OF Illinois State University
Michael Bainbridge IF/OF University of Central MO
Colin Holderman RHP/IF Mississippi State University
Daniel Wasinger C Southeastern Louisiana University
Collin Ridout IF Southeastern Louisiana Univerisity
Welby Malczewski LHP Auburn University
Connor Sorge OF University of Central MO
Andrew Sykes LHP Tennessee Wesleyan University
Marcus Pingleton OF University of Central MO
Kolton Vermillion RHP Louisiana Tech University
Matt Miller RHP Louisiana Tech University
Mitch Ellis IF Western Illinois University
Alex Balter C Tennessee Wesleyan University
Tyler Hasper RHP TBD
Myles Hann IF TBD
Travis Auer RHP Southern Indiana University (academics)
Hawk Baseball Alumni 2015
Hawk Baseball Alumni 2015
Athlete Position Hometown / High School College/University Transferred To
Derek Bangert 1B Lockport, Ill. / Lockport Township Bradley University (D-1) - Peoria, IL
Matt Byars C Lodi, Wis. / Lodi Michigan State University (D-1) - East Lansing, MI
Brennan Hammer OF Cedar Rapids, Iowa / Cedar Rapids Prairie Creighton University (D-1) - Omaha, NE
Tanner Hudson 3B O'Fallon, Ill. / O'Fallon Township Universtiy of Missouri-St. Louis (D-2) - St. Louis, MO
Reggie Johnson RHP South Holland, Ill. / Marian Catholic Alcorn State Univeristy (D-1) - Lorman, MS
John Kaimakis OF/1B Wauconda, Ill. / Wauconda University of Southern Indiana (D-2) - Evansville, IN
Keith Mahler RHP Highland, Ind. / Highland Cumberland University (NAIA)- Lebanon, TN
Pat Martin LHP Arlington Heights, Ill. / Saint Viator University of Hawaii (D-1) - Manoa, Hawaii
Matt Miller RHP Aurora, Ill. / Aurora Central Catholic Dallas Baptist University (D-1) - Dallas, TX
Colin Nowak RHP Carol Stream, Ill. / Bartlett University of Southern Indiana (D-2) - Evansville, IN
Brian Schiemann RHP Naperville, Ill. / Naperville Central Ohio University (D-1) - Athens, OH
Aaron Cook IF Heritage, Colorado / Heritage Rockford College (D-3) - Rockford, IL
Hawk Baseball Alumni 2014
Hawk Baseball Alumni 2014
Athlete Position Hometown / High School College/University Transferred To
Evan Bloomfield IF Frankfort, Ill. / Lincoln Way East North Park University (D-3) - Chicago, IL
Pat Cashman RHP Plainfield, Ill. / Plainfield North Southeastern Louisana University (D-1) - Hammond, LA
Joe Ceja RHP Ottawa, Ill / Ottawa Marquette Academy Northern Illinois University (D-1) - DeKalb, IL
Drew Clark OF Fishers, Ind. / Fishers Lindsey Wilson College (NAIA) - Columbia, KY
Eric Flight OF Bloomington, Ill. / Normal Community Carson Newman University (D-2) - Jefferson City, TN
AJ Fink C Carbondale, Ill. / Carbondale Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, IL (School Only)
Chad Gendron RHP St. Louis, Mo. / Oakville Murray State University (D-1) - Murray, KY
Joe Gregory C Antioch, Ill. / Antioch Community Northern Illinois University (D-1) - Dekalb, IL
Jacob Hendren LHP/1B Leroy, Ill. / University Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL
Jared Hendren IF Leroy, Ill. / University Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL
Sean Hudson RHP Rochelle, Ill. / Rochelle Township Heartland Community College - Normal, IL  (Assistant Baseball Coach)
Charlie Jerger LHP Nile, Ill. / Notre Dame College Prep Northern Kentucky University (D-1) - Highland Heights, KY
Nolan Lodden MIF West Des Moines, Iowa / West Des Moines Valley Valparaiso University (D-1) - Valparaiso, IN
Trevor Storie RHP Hunington, Ind. / Huntington North Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) (D-1) - Fort Wayne, IN
Frank Waliczek LHP Barrington, Ill. / Barrington University of San Francisco (D-1) - San Francisco, CA
Corbin Woods IF/OF Cedar Rapids Iowa / Xavier University of Iowa (D-1) - Iowa City, IA
Hawk Baseball Alumni 2013
Hawk Baseball Alumni 2013
Athlete Position High School College/University Transferred To
Jack Anderson RHP Palatine Univeristy of Illinois-Chicago (D-1) - Chicago, IL
Ryan Byrne RHP Noblesville, IN University of Indianapolis (D-2)-Indianapolis, IN
Cody Dykema MIF Lake Central, IN Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL
Trevor Forde C Evanston Township University of Indianapolis (D-2) - Indianapolis, IN
Blake Grahm OF Edwardsville Missouri State University (D-1) - Springfield, MO
Josh Jyawook OF Palatine University of Evansville (D-1) - Evansville, IN
Chad Klein 3B Wesclin Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL
Matt Lambert RHP Ottawa Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL
Johnny Lieske RHP Harlem University of Alabama-Birmingham (D-1) - Birmingham, AL
Kenny Mahala 1B Andrean, IN University of Indianapolis (D-2) -Indianapolis, IN
Andrew McCafferty OF/1B Westfield, IN Wright State University (D-1) - Dayton, OH
Evin Natick OF Glenbard North Missouri Southern State University (D-2) - Joplin MO
Mason Snyder MIF Marquette Academy Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL
Andre Sopena 2B Huntley Oakland University (D-1) - Rochester, MI
John Spoelstra LHP Cary-Grove Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL
David Stagg LHP West Des Moines Valley, IA Indiana State University (D-1)- Terre Haute, IN
Hawk Baseball Alumni 2012
Hawk Baseball Alumni 2012
Athlete Position High School College/University Transferred To
Cody Bobbit SS Palatine Wichita State University (D-1) - Wichita, KS
Ryder Borre LHP New Trier Eastern Kentucky University (D-1) - Richmond, KY
Tyler Buhs RHP Gibson-City Melvin-Sibley University of Illinois Springfield (D-2) - Springfield, IL
Michael Failoni 1B Edwardsville Lindenwood University (D-2) - St. Charles, MO
Aaron Hauge LHP Homewood-Flossmoor Southern Illinois University (D-1) - Carbondale, IL
Dylan Johnson 1B Bloomington Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL
Matt Lynch RHP St. Ignatius Eastern Kentucky University (D-1) - Richmond, KY
Drew Sabol LHP Streator University of Illinois Springfield (D-2) - Springfield, IL
Jeremy Stawychny RHP East Leyden Lee University (D-2) - Cleveland, TN
Clint Stroud RHP Olympia Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL
Aaron Vogt OF Eureka Campbell University (D-1) - Buies Creek, NC
Mike Wieland C Rock Island University of Arkansas (D-1) - Pine Bluff, AR
Hawk Baseball Alumni 2011
Hawk Baseball Alumni 2011
Athlete Position High School College/University Transferred To
Andy Burns IF Edwardsville Valparaiso University (D-1) - Valparaiso, IN
Dominick D'Agata C Schaumburg University of Illinois-Chicago (D-1) - Chicago, IL
Jerad Grundy LHP Johnsburg University of Kentucky (D-1) - Lexington, KY
Scott Houdek RHP Glenbrook South Eastern Illinois University (D-1) - Charleston, IL
Zac Johnson IF Normal Community Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL
Joe Krasny RHP St. Joseph Quincy University (D-2) - Quincy, IL
Josh Levy OF Niles North Illinois Wesleyan University (D-3) - Normal, IL
Mike McKinley RHP Nequa Valley University of Illinois-Chicago (D-1) - Chicago, IL
Luke Mottashed C Cary-Grove Southern Illinois University (D-1) - Carbondale, IL
Chris Razo RHP Illinois Valley Central Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL
Ryan Richardson IF Parkway North Quincy University (D-2) - Quincy, IL
Darren Sneeringer LHP Eureka University of Missouri (D-1) - Columbia, MO
Nathan Sopeña IF Huntley Eastern Illinois University (D-1) - Charleston, IL
Andrew Wilson RHP St. John Vianney Eastern Kentucky University (D-1) - Richmond, KY
Zac Zellers OF Rockwood Summit University of Kentucky (D-1) - Lexington, KY
Hawk Baseball Alumni 2010
Hawk Baseball Alumni 2010
Athlete Position High School College/University Transferred To
Eric Aguilera OF Cary-Grove Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL
RJ Bachtold LHP Prairie Central Hannibal-LaGrange University (NAIA) - Hannibal, MO
Jacob Hadsall LHP Olympia North Central College (D-3) - Naperville, IL
Bryan Huff SS Bloomington Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL
Matt Igara OF HD Jacobs Western Illinois University (D-1) - Macomb, IL
Steve Kedroski 1B Crystal Lake South Western Illinois University (D-1) - Macomb, IL
Bobby Martin IF Prairie Ridge Valparaiso University (D-1) - Valparaiso, IN
Dillon Napoleon RHP New Trier University of Alabama-Birmingham (D-1) - Birmingham, AL
Colin Sallee OF Evanston Township Washington Adventist University (USCAA) - Takoma Park, MD
Tony Sanchez C Plainfield South Chicago State University (D-1) - Chicago, IL
Ryan Wachholder RHP Maine South Western Illinois University (D-1) - Macomb, IL
Jon Watters RHP Coal City University of Illinois - Champaign IL (Club Baseball)
Jon Weaver RHP East Leyden Central Michigan University (D-1) - Mt. Pleasant, IL
Alex Zarate RHP Carl Sandburg Western Illinois University (D-1) - Macomb, IL
Hawk Baseball Alumni 2009
Hawk Baseball Alumni 2009
Athlete Position High School College/University Transferred To
Ryan August RHP Lincoln-Way East Indiana University-Purdue University (D-1) - Fort Wayne, IN
Zach Benning C Pontiac Township Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL
Josh Colon IF Lane Tech Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL
Colin Detmer IF Mater Dei Lindenwood University (D-2) - St. Charles, MO
Cody Gilles 1B Normal Community University of Arkansas (D-1) - Little Rock, AR
Ryan Jacobson RHP Rockford Guilford Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) (D-1) - Fort Wayne, IN
Ryan Juris LHP Bloomington University of Arkansas (D-1) - Little Rock, AR
Nick Krisman RHP St. Joseph-Ogden Judson University (NAIA) - Elgin, IL
Andy Parsill C Niles West Judson University (NAIA) - Elgin, IL
Cory Phillips IF Normal Community West Grand Valley State University (D-2) - Grand Rapids, MI
CJ O'Connell OF De LaSalle Lewis University (D-2) - Romeoville, IL
Cory Stonelake RHP Carmel Catholic Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL
Tyler Wiesemeyer CF Triad Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL
Hawk Baseball Alumni 2008
Hawk Baseball Alumni 2008
Athlete Position High School College/University Transferred To
Seth Astroth IF Normal Community West Edgewood College (D-3) - Madison, WI
Tim Barry RHP Loyola Academy Edgewood College (D-3) - Madison, WI
Brian Behnke LHP Warren Township University of Nebraska-Kearney (D-2) - Kearney, NE
Jason Egli LHP Olympia Judson University (NAIA) - Elgin, IL
Nick Heckelman C/1B U-High Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (D-1) - Edwardsville, IL (Bowling)
Taylor Springer 3B/1B Tri-Valley Illinois College (D-3) - Jacksonville, IL
Michael Stalter MIF Olympia Southern Illinois University (D-1) - Carbondale, IL
Zach Williams OF/3B Normal Community West Judson University (NAIA) - Elgin, IL
Scott Winters LHP Prospect Edgewood College (D-3) - Madison, WI
Zach Zwaga C Normal Community West Edgewood College (D-3) - Madison, WI

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Recruiting Questionnaire

Brian Furlong

Head Coach
Phone: 309-336-3678
Email: Brian.Furlong@heartland.edu

Jimmy Frankos

Assistant Coach
Phone: 847-845-2804
Email: Jimmy.Frankos@heartland.edu

Matthew James

Assistant Coach
Email: Matthew.James@heartland.edu

Josh Kauten

Strength & Conditioning Coach
Phone: 309-750-8135
Email: Josh.Kauten@heartland.edu