2008 - Junior: Made 15 appearances on the season with eight starts ... Gave up just two runs in five innings against Judson for his first win of the season ... Fired a four-hit shutout at Michigan State ... Kept the no-hitter alive with a perfect inning against Saint Louis on April 2 ... Pitched out of trouble in the series finale against Penn State, entering with the bases loaded and tossing three scoreless innings of relief ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Named a George Huff Award winner ... Earned a scholarship for the 2008 season.
2007 - Sophomore: Made 14 appearances with 12 starts on the season ... Earned his first win at Illinois against Dartmouth on March 19 with a six-inning outing ... Recorded a win in relief against No. 25 Ohio State with two shutout innings, giving up two hits and two walks ... Fired a one-hitter at Northwestern, walking three and striking out seven, the first Illini one-hitter since 1998 ... Tossed two scoreless innings of relief at Southern Illinois, giving up one hit and one walk with a strikeout ... Pitched a five-hit complete-game shutout against Indiana with a walk and a strikeout ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Played for the Crystal Lake Cardinals of the Chicago Suburban Baseball League over the summer, traveling to Puerto Rico with the team ... Earned a spot on the team following open tryouts in the fall of 2006 after transferring from Valparaiso.
PRIOR TO ILLINOIS
Earned a varsity letter at Valparaiso in the 2006 season ... Redshirted the 2005 season after undergoing shoulder surgery.
Holds Maine West school records for wins (10) and saves (5) in a season, set in 2004 and 2003, respectively ... Was an All-State selection in 2004 ... Named All-Area by the Daily Herald in 2004 ... First-team All-Central Suburban League selection in 2003 and 2004 ... Selected to the Northwest Suburban Showcase in 2003 ... Named to the CSL All-Star game by conference coaches in 2004 ... Led the Warriors to the 2004 Sweet 16, recording the most wins in school history ... Earned five varsity letters at MWHS, three in baseball and two in football ... Named All-CSL in football in 2003 ... A Daily Herald All-Area selection in 2003 ... Holds eight MWHS passing records: single-game, single-season and career passing yards, most touchdowns in a season and a career, most completions in a season and a career, and most 200-yard passing games.
Born July 31, 1986 ... Parents are Ken and Linda Stankiewicz ... Finished his B.S. in sociology in December 2007 ... Pursuing an MBA degree, with an expected graduation date of December 2009 ... Has an older brother, Chris, and an older sister, Katherine ... Member of the MWHS National Honor Society in 2003-04 ... Won the J. Kyle Braid Leadership Award in 2002 ... His favorite athlete is Greg Maddux because of his attention to detail and overall character ... Is vice president and co-owner of Green Creations, Inc., an ecological landscaping company, with his brother, Chris ... MWHS P.E. teacher and wrestling coach Kirk Disrude most influenced his athletic career while serving as his leadership mentor. "Kirk helped me through the ups and downs of my athletic career and helped me realize the true meaning of being an athlete - one that is committed to success and to being a man of character."