Haff Added to Illini Roster for 2014-15
June 19, 2014
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois baseball head coach Dan Hartleb announced the addition of Ryan Haff to the class of 2014 on Thursday. Haff, who will join the Illini for the 2014-15 academic year, is from Oak Brook, Illinois, and attended Hinsdale Central High School. He primarily played shortstop but can play multiple positions in the infield as well as outfield.
Ryan Haff, IF
Notes: 2014 West Suburban all-conference honoree ... 2014 Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association all-area team selection ... Chosen to play in 2014 ICA all-star game as starting shortstop ... Hinsdale Central 2014 baseball MVP ... Led team in hits (42), doubles (9), triples (6), home runs (4), runs scored (40), on-base percentage (.484) and slugging percentage (.708) in 2014 ... Holds school record for most triples in a season with six and finished second in school history in runs scored (40) in a season ... Two-time Scholar-Athlete Award winner in 2013 and 2014 ... Named an All-Academic Athlete and won the West Suburban Conference Academic Achievement Award in 2014 ... Plans to major in business.
Associate head coach Eric Snider on Haff: "Ryan is an outstanding student and very athletic high school shortstop. He has plus-speed and base-stealing instincts that will make him a threat on the base paths. He has a flat bat and makes consistent, hard contact while using the middle of the field. He is athletic enough to play multiple positions in the infield as well as outfield. He has tremendous upside and blue-collar work habits."