Connor Kopach
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    Connor Kopach

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Westmont, Ill.

    High School:
    Downers Grove North

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 170

    Position:
    INF

    Birthdate:
    08/04/1994

    Experience:
    1st

    B/T:
    R/R


    07/02/2014

    182 Salukis earn academic honors from MVC

    Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award

    2014 (Freshman)
    2014 Game-by-Game
    Played in 49 games and started 39 games...Started the final 22 games of the season at second base...Moved into the leadoff spot for the final 15 games of the season and hit .255 with eight runs scored during that stretch...Recorded his first career hit on 2/16 with a double at Western Kentucky...Drove in a career-high two runs on 4/15 vs. UT Martin...Recorded a career-high four hits on 5/2 vs. Evansville, which tied for the most by a Saluki in 2014...Second on the team with nine stolen bases in 11 attempts...Committed only four errors, least among SIU middle infielders...Appeared in 17 conference games and made 14 starts...Hit .281 in conference games, second-highest on the team.

    High School
    A two-time All-Conference selection and led Downers Grove North to the sectional final his senior year...Batted .583 with a .706 on-base percentage in the playoffs...All-State honorable mention in 2013...Helped the Trojans to a 20-15 record as a senior in 2013...Led the team with a .443 average with three home runs, 10 doubles, three triples, 41 runs scored and 20 stolen bases...Selected Player of the Year by the News Progress...Two-time All-Area in the Daily Herald and selected for the East team in the Illinois Coaches Association All-Star Game...As a junior, batted .383...A member of the honor roll and the All-Academic team...Also played golf and basketball.

    Personal
    Born on Aug. 4, 1994 in Hinsdale, Ill....Son of David and Lori Kopack...Father is a crew leader at ComEd and mother is an office manager for a dental office...Has one brother, Corey, and one sister, Haley...Majoring in sports administration.

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