Arlington Heights, Ill.
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
2011: Made 52 appearances, starting 51, plus made one appearance on the mound ... posted a .328 batting average during the regular season ... received All-Horizon League First Team honors, finishing fourth in the conference in RBIs ... named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team ... finished season with a 13-game hitting streak ... reached base safely in final 30 games of the season ... had three hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs at Cleveland State (April 9) ... drove home three runs against UIC (April 3), at Cleveland State (April 9), and against Youngstown State (April 15) ... collected at least two hits over a span of six games from April 9 to April 17 ... had three hits against UIC (May 27) and against Youngstown State (May 28) in Horizon League Tournament ... received Horizon League All-Academic Team accolades ... named to the Horizon League’s Fall and Spring Academic Honors Rolls ... earned Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Presidential Academic honors.
2010: Appeared in 34 games while making 25 starts in the lineup in addition to making 10 appearances on the mound … hit first collegiate home run in win over Saint Bonaventure (March 2) … drove home three runs at Jacksonville (Feb. 28) and against Northwestern (May 4) … finished season on a seven game hitting streak during which he hit .379 … hit .308 in first season … had a .438 average in Horizon League Tournament which was second-best on team … earned first collegiate victory by tossing four shutout innings against Indiana-Northwest (April 14) … retired the side in order against Maine (March 2) … named to the Horizon League’s Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls ... earned Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Presidential Academic honors.
2009: Missed the season with a shoulder injury ... named to the Horizon League’s Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls ... earned Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Presidential Academic honors.
2008: Missed the season with an arm injury ... sat out the season as a redshirt.
Prep: A two-year letterwinner for the Knights ... named Mid-Suburban League co-Player of the Year ... named to the All-Area Team ... a member of National Honor Society ... also lettered in golf.
Personal: Will is the son of Mike and Nancy Hagel ... graduated in May 2011 with a degree in international business ... currently enrolled in Valpo’s MBA program ... born Sept. 18, 1989.