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Mike Madej
Mike  Madej

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Manhattan, Ill.

High School:
Providence Catholic

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 172

Position:
INF

Birthdate:
10/28/1997

08/14/2017

Kennedy Powers Aviators to Championship

Lafayette native homers in his first at-bat on consecutive days

07/24/2017

Hunter Wins Title, Frawley Promoted

Kennedy posts multi-homer game, 7-game RBI streak in Prospect League

06/13/2017

Purdue's Most Memorable Games of 2017

Boilermakers were part of numerous thrillers during turnaround campaign

06/05/2017

Purdue Enjoys Historic Turnaround Year

Annual season recap details all the highlights from entertaining campaign

06/01/2017

Purdue Summer League Assignments

Boilermakers to be represented in 12 different summer wood bat leagues

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Athlete: Dominique Wilkins
Favorite Marquee Event: World Series
Had the Biggest Impact on His Athletic Career: Grandpa Mike
Favorite Field He's Played at (Besides Alexander): JetBlue Park at Fenway South
Favorite Pro Stadium: PNC Park
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Brian Ghiselli
Current MLB Pitcher He'd Like to Face: Jake Arrieta
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Magic Johnson
In His MP3 Player: Kelsea Ballerini
Last Concert He Attended: Kelsea Ballerini
Favorite Writer: J.K. Rowling
Last Book He Read: Derek Jeter Biography
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Aniston & George Lucas
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Favorite Super-Hero: Darth Vader
Show He Can't Stop Watching: Friends
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Meal: Cheese Pizza, Cheeseburgers & French Fries
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Golf
Another Sport He Enjoys: Basketball
Favorite Purdue Building: Earhart Dining Court
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Hawaii
Country He'd Like to Visit: Fiji
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: Hitting Facility
Favorite Thing About College Baseball: New Friendships
Hidden Talent: NBA 2K on Xbox
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Justin Hunt, Physical Education
Furry Friend: Recci, Yorkie

2017 Season
Madej played in every game and started every game but senior day... made 26 starts at designed hitter and 24 at third base... started four times at first base over the first two weekends and then moved to third base during the spring break trip, starting 20 straight games at third from March 10 to April 8... had 4-hit games in series-opening wins at Santa Clara and vs. Indiana... delivered a big 2-out, 2-run double in the first inning of the series-opening win vs. Illinois... first Purdue freshman since Cameron Perkins in 2010 to account for the team’s first home run of a season, hitting the first of Purdue’s three homers in the first inning of the Feb. 18 win at Texas State. Individual Game-by-Game Statistics

High School
Madej was a four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Mark Smith at Providence Catholic High School in suburban Chicago... most athletic student winner for his senior class also played football... helped Providence win three straight class 4A state titles, recording three hits in the championship game all three years... delivered the walk-off single in the eighth inning of the 2015 state title game... reached base safely in every game as a senior, winning player of the year honors from the Daily Herald and Prep Baseball Report Illinois... batted .450 a senior, .420 as a junior and .340 as a sophomore... posted an OPS of 1.276 as a senior and 1.104 as a junior... also part of class 7A state championship team in football as a junior, recording six tackles and a forced fumble in the state title game.

Personal
Full name is Michael Walter Madej... born in Aurora, Illinois... parents are Mike and Kelly Madej... family also includes sister older Kayla... his father played baseball at the University of North Alabama...majoring in organizational leadership.

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