HIGH SCHOOL: Played four seasons of varsity
baseball at Hoffman Estates High School under head coach Todd
Meador … Served as team captain during junior and senior
seasons … Received All-Mid Suburban League accolades in 2011
and 2012 … Named to the Daily Herald All-Area Team as a
senior … Posted a career batting average of .327 with 12
doubles, three home runs and 35 RBIs … The fifth player in
school history to reach 25 career stolen bases … Member of
the Fox Valley Royals Baseball Club under coach Andy Bisceglia
… An Illinois State Scholar and Presidential Scholar in 2012
… Member of National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Son of Don and Karen Grudzinski … Mother played volleyball at Elmhurst College, winning a Division III national championship … has one sister (Kelly) … majoring in Biology (Pre-Med).