Stephen Kalina
Stephen  Kalina

RS Sophomore

Edina, Minn.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 177





Kennedy Powers Aviators to Championship

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


Hunter Wins Title, Frawley Promoted

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


Purdue Enjoys Historic Turnaround Year

Annual season recap details all the highlights from entertaining campaign


Purdue Summer League Assignments

Boilermakers to be represented in 12 different summer wood bat leagues


Purdue Set for Big Series at Minnesota

Boilermakers can earn Big Ten Tournament bid and have big impact on top of league

2016 Photo Gallery

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Minnesota Twins
Favorite Athlete: Troy Polamalu
Had the Biggest Impact on His Athletic Career: Father
Favorite Pro Stadium: Fenway Park
Favorite Field He's Played at (Besides Alexander): Metrodome
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Gareth Stroh
MLB Pitcher He'd Like to Face: Clayton Kershaw
Most Unique Baseball Feat He's Witnessed: Luis Gonzalez's Walk-off Hit in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series
Favorite Marquee Event: World Series
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Jesus Christ
Last Book He Read: The Watchful Mind
Favorite Writer: Thomas Hopko
Favorite Actor, Actress, and Director: Matt Damon, Jennifer Aniston, Steven Spielberg
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Miracle
Favorite TV Series: Designated Survivor
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Dessert: Gelato
Favorite Big City: Boston
Unique Travel Locale: Aegina, Greece
Country He'd Like to Visit: Russia
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Golf
Favorite Purdue Building: Hicks Library
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Hockey
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Clubhouse
Favorite Thing About College Baseball: The opportunity to compete and form life-long friendships
Hidden Talent: Plays the oboe
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: David Purpura, Psychology
Furry Friend: Hudson, Lab

2017 Season
Academic All-Big Ten... Played in eight games, making four starts over the first four weekends of the season... started the final two games of the Little Rock series in left field and the first two games of the CSUN series at designated hitter... suffered a broken ankle in the March 13 series finale at CSUN that sidelined him until the May series at Minnesota... reached base safely three times, drove in a run and scored a run in the opener at CSUN... recorded a single, sac bunt and outfield assist in the middle game of the Little Rock series... hit by a pitch and scored a run as a pinch hitter in the series finale of the Texas State series. Individual Game-by-Game Statistics

2016 Season
Academic All-Big Ten... Kalina played in 20 games, making six starts... made two starts at designated hitter in March and four at second base in May... delivered an RBI single in his first collegiate at-bat in the win at East Tennessee State... played in eight Big Ten games, including two of the three games against Nebraska, Penn State and Ohio State... singled, walked, stole a base and scored a run in the home midweek game vs. IPFW, a contest in which he also had seven defensive assists... scored a run as a pinch runner against Nebraska and Cal State Northridge... had a single and a stolen base in the finale of the Northwestern series... walked and scored a run as the starting second baseman in the midweek game at Valparaiso. Individual Game-by-Game Stats

2015 Season
Participated in the Black and Gold Series in the fall but redshirted during his first year as a Boilermaker.

High School
Kalina was three-year letter-winner for coach Carter Freeman at Edina High School in the suburban Twin Cities area... three-time honorable mention All-Lake Conference performer batted over .300 all three years... team captain as a senior and rookie of the year as a sophomore... batted .330 as a junior... helped lead EHS to conference titles in 2012 and 2013 and he was also part of an American Legion state title team in the summer of 2012... AP scholar as a senior... chosen for the Minnesota All-State orchestra as a junior.

Full name is Stephen Paul Kalina... born in Scottsdale, Arizona... parents are Paul and Alexandria Kalina... family also includes older siblings Andrew and Maria... his sister was a competitive figure skater... his mother, brother and sister are all Harvard University alumni... his father is a University of Minnesota alumnus... majoring in psychology.



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