27 - Nick Hladek
Nick Hladek
Height: 5-9
Weight: 200
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Crown Point, Ind.
High School: Crown Point
Position: C
Bats/Throws: R/R

2009 - Freshman Season: Appeared in 12 games, starting eight...scored five runs and drove in two in 28 at-bats...went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run vs. Eastern Illinois (Feb. 28)...scored two runs at UNLV (March 7)...went 3-for-4 with a stolen base, a run and an RBI at UNLV (March 7).

High School: Four-year letterwinner as a catcher for Crown Point High School...earned all-state honorable mention as a senior...named to the all-conference team...Post Tribune All-Area and Times First Team All-Area...team captain...tabbed as the team's Defensive MVP...team went 29-3 his junior season and 28-5 as a senior...helped squad to sectional and regional championships three seasons, including a Final Four appearance in 2008...also lettered three seasons as a defensive end on the football team...team went 31-4 during his three seasons, earning conference championships all three years and a sectional championship in 2006...earned all-state and all-area honors during his career...head coach: Steve Strayer.

Personal: Born Sept. 20, 1989...son of Jenny Coy and Raymond Hladek...pharmacy major.