1 Sam Stonskas
1 - Sam Stonskas
Height: 5-8
Weight: 165
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Eldridge, IA
High School: North Scott HS
Previous College: Black Hawk Community College
Position: SS
Major: Business
Bats/Throws: R/R

FMU: First-year player at FMU.....Transfer from Black Hawk College where he played two seasons....Very athletic.....Good speed....Can hit for average....Very good glove....Coming off a great sophomore campaign at Black Hawk.....During the 2019 summer, playing in the Northwoods League with the Eau Claire Express....Will join our squad and certainly battle for the starting berth at short....BHC: As a sophomore, batted .352 for a 28-18 Braves squad....Scored 39 runs in 45 games and registered 12 doubles, two home runs, 29 runs batted in, a .422 on-base percentage, and six stolen bases....As a freshman, hit .306 with 40 runs scored, nine doubles, 33 RBIs, a .450 on-base percentage, and seven stolen bases as Black Hawk posted a 35-17 mark....Named to the 2018 Arrowhead All-Conference squad....Chosen as the 2018 NJCAA Division II North Central District/Region IV Defensive Player of the Year (which also earned him a Gold Glove).

PERSONAL:

  • Born Sam Stonskas in Waterloo, Iowa
  • Graduate of North Scott High School, where he played for coaches Blake Hannah, Brad Ward, and Travis Ralphs
  • Picked to play in the 2017 IHSBCA All-Star Baseball Series
  • 3-time Gold Glove winner
  • 3-time honorable mention All-Conference selection
  • Also lettered in basketball and football
  • Nickname is Stank

PERSONAL FAVORITES:

  • Favorite Superhero: Iron Man
  • Favorite Athlete: Derek jeter
  • Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Cubs
  • Favorite Movie or TV Show: Avengers
  • Favorite Food: Steak
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Michigan city
  • Twitter Handle: @SStonskas
  • Instagram Account: Sam Stonskas
  • Your Motivation Music: Rap
  • Favorite Thing About FMU: The baseball field 
  • Favorite Off-Field Activity: Flying drones
  • Goals for Upcoming Season: Win a national championship 
  • Why you first chose your sport: My family loved it and have always been big cubs fans
  • The biggest mental challenge to you improving faster: Accepting failure