10 - Brian Padove
Brian Padove
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hammond, Ind.
High School: Marian Catholic
Position: C/RHP
Bats/Throws: R/R

* 2009, 2010 Team Mental Attitude Award

2010 - Sophomore Season: Voted by teammates as team's mental attitude winner...appeared in 20 games with nine starts at catcher...batted .250 on the year...had three hits and drove in four runs against Central Michigan (March 12)...singled and scored vs. Buffalo (March 19)...went 2-for-2 and scored a run vs. IPFW (March 31)...hit first career home run at UIC (April 10)...went 2-for-4 vs. Dayton (April 14)...smacked an RBI double at Valparaiso (May 8).

2009 - Freshman Season: Won team's Mental Attitude Award...Appeared in 14 games, starting seven times at catcher…smacked an RBI single at Dayton (March 4)…had best game at Cleveland State, going 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI (April 18)…drew an RBI walk at Valpo (May 10).

High School: Two-year letterwinner as a catcher and utility player for Marian Catholic High School...team captain and MVP as a senior...earned all-area honorable mention...batted .355 as a junior...team won 31 games his final two years...played on a national runner-up summer baseball team in 2008...head coach: Joe O'Brien.

Personal: Born March 25, 1990...son of Burt and Susan Padove...has a sister, Sarah, who played softball at Indiana...helped Crystal Lake Cardinals to a NABF Summer College World Series title in 2009...member of the National Honor Society...Illinois State Scholar.economics major.