High School – Earned two varsity letters at Bartlett: one in baseball in both his junior and senior season . . . Earned Upstate Eight all-conference honors as a junior and senior; was also named to the Illinois High School Coaches Association All-State team as both a junior and senior . . . Hit .469 as a junior with an .782 slugging percentage and .633 on base percentage; hit .436 his senior year with a .756 slugging percentage and .651 on base percentage . . . An academic all-conference pick in 2001.
Personal – Parents are Larry and Melody Huisinga . . . Majoring in business management . . . Competed internationally in Australia . . . Father lettered in football at Illinois from 1970-72 . . . Lists his favorite athlete as Derek Jeter because “he plays with intensity and hustle” . . . Earliest baseball memory is of playing T-ball when he was young and the excitement of being on the field . . . Lists his father as the person who most influenced his athletic career because “he taught me how to be a good athlete and to never give up.”