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Athletes Moving On

Heartland Community College baseball has had 113 players move through its program, and all 113 have gone on to attend a four-year school and complete a four-year degree. Of those 113, 100 student-athletes have moved on to play baseball at four-year programs, with 71 going on to the NCAA-Division 1 level.

The Hawks have sent players to 47 different four-year schools, including 42 NCAA affiliated institutions, with an impressive 27 NCAA Division-1 schools adding a former HCC baseball player.

Hawk Baseball Alumni 2015
Athlete Position Hometown / High School College/University Transferred To
Derek Bangert 1B Lockport, Ill. / Lockport Township Middle Tennessee State Univeristy (D-1) - Mufressboro, TN
Matt Byars C Lodi, Wis. / Lodi Michigan State University (D-1) - East Lansing, MI
Tanner Hudson 3B O'Fallon, Ill. / O'Fallon Township Universtiy of Missouri-St. Louis (D-2) - St. Louis, MO
Keith Mahler RHP Highland, Ind. / Highland Cumberland University (NAIA)- Lebanon, TN
Pat Martin LHP Arlington Heights, Ill. / Saint Viator Auburn University (D-1) - Auburn, AL
Matt Miller RHP Aurora, Ill. / Aurora Central Catholic Dallas Baptist University (D-1) - Dallas, TX
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 University of Northwestern Ohio (NAIA) - Lima, OH
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Four-Year Programs with the most Heartland Community College Alumni
Programs with multiple HCC recruits # of Hawks Signed With
Illinois State University (D-1) - Normal, IL 17
Western Illinois Universtiy (D-1) - Macomb, IL 4
Edgewood College (D-3) - Madison, WI 4
Judson University (NAIA) - Elgin, IL 4
University of Arkansas (D-1)  - Fayetteville, AR 3
Eastern Kentucky University (D-1) - Richmond, KY 3
University of Illinois-Chicago (D-1) - Chicago, IL 3
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) (D-1) - Fort Wayne, IN 3
Southern Illinois University (D-1) - Carbondale, IL 3
Valparaiso University (D-1) - Valparaiso, IN 3
University of Indianapolis (D-2) - Indianapolis, IN 3
University of Alabama-Birmingham (D-1) - Birmingham, AL 2
Eastern Illinois Univeristy (D-1) - Charleston, IL 2
University of Kentucky (D-1) - Lexington, KY 2
University of Illinois Springfield (D-2) - Springfield, IL 2
Lindenwood University (D-2) - St. Charles, MO 2
Quincy University (D-2) - Quincy, IL 2

# of Schools with a Hawk Alumni
NCAA Division/Athletic Association # of Programs
NCAA Division 1 31
NCAA Division 2 11
NCAA Division 3 5
NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) 5
USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) 1