The two join players from St. John’s and Butler to make up the nine-person squad
Blue Demons look for first BIG EAST Championship since 2014
Blue Demons receive player, coaching staff and first and second team accolades
No. 1 DePaul takes on No. 4 Butler Friday, May 13 at noon CT
Blue Demons defeat the Bluejays 9-1 in six innings
Highlights from DePaul's game one and two of the doubleheader versus St. John's.
• 2014 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team
2015 (Sophomore Season): Ranked in the top-10 in the BIG EAST in home runs (t-7th), RBI (t-8th) and walks drawn (9th)... named BIG EAST Player of the Week (2/23)... led team with 311 putouts... finished second on the team with 11 multi-hit games and fourth with nine games of multiple hits... tied for second-longest hitting streak on the team with seven straight games... totaled the second-best RBI mark on DePaul with 34... hit 11 home runs to help pace the 2015 squad that set a new single-season program record with 58 blasts... slugged at a .647 clip to guide DePaul to a program record .498 slugging percentage in a single season... notched three game-winning RBI... hit two-run bomb against Butler (5/3)... recorded career-best two homers, five RBI at Georgetown (4/12)... scored winning run against Providence (3/28)... laced two-run shot at Seton Hall (3/24)... smacked two homers versus New Mexico State (2/28)... launched a grand slam to spark comeback win at UT Arlington (2/21)... had two hits, two RBI versus Oklahoma (2/7)... made 45 appearances and started 41 games.
High School: Led Seneca High School to two straight regional championships in 2011 and 2012... Chicago Sun-Times first-team selection in 2013... three-time first team all-state selection... Morris Daily Herald Player of the Year from 2011-13... two-time participant in Chicago Sun Times All Star Game... participant in 2013 Super 60 All Star Game.
Personal: Daughter of Mike and Beth Pihl... has a brother, Lars... majoring in Health Sciences with a minor in applied psychology.
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