2007 Sophomore: Member of UI squad.
2006 Redshirt Freshman: Saw action in four games, all in a pinch-hitting role ... Went 1-for-4 with his first career hit coming against Vermont (3/22) on Spring Trip ... Also pinch hit against Western Michigan (4/5) and twice against Iowa (4/21 and 4/23).
2005 Freshman: Redshirted the 2005 season.
Earned eight varsity letters at Illinois Valley Central High School, four each in baseball and basketball ...Holds IVC career records for hits, runs, RBI, doubles and at-bats ...Named All-Mid-Illini Conference first team in 2003 ...Named to the Peoria Journal Star All-Area team in 2004 ...Named to the TPX Lousiville Slugger Preseason All-America second team ...Named to the McDonald's All-Star team four times ...Batted .367 in the Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif., for the Chicago White Sox squad.
Born Jan. 12, 1986 ... Parents are Dan and Cindy Schroeder ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Has one brother, Michael, 27 ... Father, Dan, played football and threw shot put at Illinois Wesleyan ... Grandfather, Jerry McDermed, played football at Bradley ... Broke the state shot put record in grade school ... Won two grade school state basketball titles and ran on a state title-winning 400-meter relay team with Los Angeles Clippers guard Shaun Livingston ... Member of Triangle ... His earliest baseball memory is going to Old Comiskey Park with his family to watch the White Sox ... Earned Academic All-Mid-Illini ... Named an Illinois State Scholar ... ACT score of 31 was the highest in his graduating class ... After graduation, he plans to become a physical therapist if he cannot continue his baseball career ... Played with current Illini catcher Aaron Ifft and former Illinois pitchers Ted Rowe and Mike Kraft during the summer of 2004 on the Pitcher Perfect team in the Peoria Sunday Morning League.