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updated: 10/16/2012 11:16 AM

Wheaton North baseball star pitcher Andrew Mamlic makes the University of Ilinois Champaign team

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  • Pitcher Andrew Mamlic at the College Club World Series in Columbus Georgia in May 2012

    Pitcher Andrew Mamlic at the College Club World Series in Columbus Georgia in May 2012
    Greg Wagner

Dan Mamlic

Andrew Mamlic, who graduated from Wheaton North high school in June of 2011, just walked-on the University of Illinois D1 baseball team and made it. After leaving Wheaton North with a fabulous senior year, Andrew continued having a couple of incredible summers pitching for the Wheaton "American Legion Post 76" baseball team. He was almost untouchable during the summer of 2012 helping his team get to the Great Lakes Regional finals in Midland Michigan. Andrew went 9-0 during the season giving up only 3 earned runs in about 70 innings pitched. He was also on the U of I "Club" baseball team in the spring of 2012, and was instrumental in helping his team get to the "World Series" in Columbus Georgia. They finished 6th in the country and had an impressive and exciting run.

Andrew attributes his continued success to his Wheaton North varsity baseball coach Dan Schoessling. Coach Schoessling helped Andrew understand and properly develop his physical skills through a structured pitchers conditioning workout program. Now that Andrew has been clocked throwing his fastball 90mph and having an almost unhittable slider, the University of Illinois is eagerly awaiting his important pitching contributions to the team this upcoming spring of 2013. Andrew is also not taking the easy road when it comes to his academics. He is majoring in Civil Engineering and hoping to have a solid degree in his back pocket one day when he is unable to pitch competitive anymore. We will keep you updated on any future successes that Andrew might come across.