2007: Saw action in 23 games for the Brown and Gold, making 22 starts on the season ... had five multi-hit games in March ... drove in a pair of runs with first collegiate homer on March 31 at Indiana State ... also drove in two runs in the victory at Oral Roberts with a triple ... hit safely in seven of his first nine games.

2006: Appeared in 10 games for Valpo drawing starts against Indiana Tech and Bradley ... registered four hits on the year ... drove in runs against Bradley and Chicago State ... stole a base against Bradley.

2005: Came off of the bench in nine games for the Crusaders  ... recorded first collegiate hit, a triple, against Centenary ... scored twice against the Gents ... twice hit by a pitch ... finished the season with a .308 on base percentage ... posted a perfect 1.000 fielding mark.

2004: Missed the season with a hand injury ... used season as a redshirt year.

Prep: An All-State selection in Michigan as a senior ... earned All-Region honors for the Trojans as a junior ... a two-time All-Big North Conference Team member ... set school marks for doubles and batting average in a season ... a three-year letterwinner.

Personal: Joe is the son of Robert and Lisa Lazar ... majors are economics and French ... born January 18, 1985.