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

Coach Farley on Hladek: "Nick was our No. 1 catching recruit this year, and he looked very solid in the fall. He has excellent arm strength, and he shows a lot of potential as a hitter. He probably blocks the ball as well as any catcher we have. He'll see plenty of action as the season gets started." 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...head coach: Steve Strayer...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...Personal: Born Sept. 20, 1989...son of Jenny Coy and Raymond Hladek...pharmacy major.