JUNIOR YEAR (2006)
Batted at a .272 clip with 12 RBIs, five runs and four doubles ... saw action in 45 games with 20 starts, including 16 nods at first base and four at third base ... hit .319 in 25 Big Ten contests (10 starts) ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the series-ending doubleheader sweep of Illinois (5/15) ... drove in a pair of runs against Iowa (5/6) ... picked up three hits in five at-bats against Ohio State (4/21-23) with one double and one run ... collected three hits in three at-bats in a win against Purdue (4/15) ... doubled, drove in one and scored one in a 2-for-4 effort in victory over Hartford (3/24) ... drove in two with one double and one run in a 3-for-6 effort at Charlotte (2/26) ... an Academic All-Big Ten selection.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2005)
Started 12 contests and appeared in 35 games ... compiled a .349 batting average (22-for-63) with seven RBIs, 10 runs and six doubles ... posted a slugging percentage (.444) and an on-base percentage (.406) over the .400 mark ... turned in a 1-for-2 performance with a three-run double and one run scored vs. Michigan State (5/8) ... went 2-for-4 with two RBIs at Ohio State (5/1) ... was 2-for-4 with two doubles and one run in an IU win at Minnesota (4/10) ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
FRESHMAN YEAR (2004)
As a true freshman, saw action in 29 games with eight starts at third base ... went 1-for-2 with a pair of runs scored against Cleveland State (3/7) ... recorded a hit and an RBI in victory at Purdue (5/21).
Played for Todd Parola at Mundelein ... a Lake County All-Area and All-North Suburban Conference selection ... named to the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches' Association All-Tournament team ... in 2002, hit .360 with 40 RBIs and nine home runs ... also played basketball ... a National Honor Society member ... played in high school with current Hoosier Chris Hynes ... has one brother, Greg, and one sister, Christine, who played on the IU volleyball team ... parents are John and Cindy Nilles.
Birthdate: March 10, 1985
Major: Exercise science