Honor Roll - Big Ten Player of the Week 4/2/01
2001 - Appeared in 55 games, starting 51 primarily at catcher ... Put together a career-high 15-game hitting streak, fifth-longest in the conference in 2001, from April 22-May 19 ... Earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors after the Northwestern series after hitting .429 with three home runs, including a grand slam, 10 RBI and a 1.071 slugging percentage against the Wildcats ... In all games tied for third in the Big Ten with four runners picked off ... Ranked among Big Ten leaders in RBI (24, 5th-T), stolen bases (6, 6th-T) and hits (37, 5th) in conference games ... Ranked fourth on the team in average (.333), second in doubles (16), fourth in home runs (4) and third in RBI (42) ... Hit his first career grand slam against Northwestern, a game-winner in the second game of the series ... That game-winner was Illinois' only grand slam of the season and helped Arlis to post a team single-game season-high five RBI against the Wildcats in that game ... Hit .313 against Ohio State, .412 at Michigan, .308 against Purdue and .400 against Indiana ... Threw out 22 of 60 would-be base stealers (37 percent) and 11 of 26 (42 percent) in conference play after becoming Illinois' No. 1 catcher following a season-ending injury to senior Jeff Gertz on the Spring Trip ... Posted an impressive .993 fielding percentage in all games and .994 in Big Ten games ... Also credited with four pickoffs ... Speedy catcher second on the team with 12 stolen bases in 13 attempts (92 percent success rate) ... From March 14-April 21 caught every inning of 30-consecutive games ... From March 2 to April 1 raised average from .158 to .303 ... Smacked his first career home run vs. Bucknell at the Fresno State Classic ... Had 19 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games ... Had five three-hit games and one four-hit game.
2000 - Collected his first collegiate hit against Indiana State April 12 a single to left ... Started at catcher for the first time March 17 vs. Butler, going 0-for-2 with a run scored ... Appeared in 22 games as the backup catcher and started four, against Butler, Western Michigan, Indiana State and Eastern Illinois, all behind the plate ... Went 1-for-4 with a run scored against Saint Joseph's ... Threw out 22 percent (2-7) of runners attempting to steal on him.
High School - Earned two varsity letters in baseball and basketball and three in football at Driscoll ... A two-time all-area and all-conference honoree in baseball ... Team advanced to Illinois Class A Elite Eight in 1999 before losing to Herscher, 4-3.
Personal - Parents are Patrick and Diane Arlis ... Majoring in sports management ... Biggest thrill in sports was competing in the state tournament ... Favorite athlete is Walter Payton ... Lists his coaches as biggest influence on his athletic career.
Patrick Arlis Career Statistics
Patrick Arlis Career Big Ten Statistics