Height: 6'1"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oak Lawn, Ill.
High School: Brother Rice


As a Junior (2017): Named the best defensive first baseman in the Big Ten by Baseball America prior to the season…started 16 games (11 1B, 5 3B) and appeared in 43 contests, mostly as a defensive replacement at first….walked twice, notched a hit and a run scored at LSU (2/26)…reached base twice against Notre Dame (3/3)…notched a hit and two RBIs against William & Mary (3/7)…reached base three times against Bryant (3/12)…notched two hits at High Point (5/19)…started in the Big Ten Tournament against Purdue (5/25) and appeared in three tournament games…appeared as a defensive replacement in the NCAA Regionals against UMBC (5/3).

As a Sophomore (2016): Appeared in all 57 games and started 56…finished second on the team with a .278 average, .377 OBP and 10 doubles…hit five home runs, scored 27 times and recorded 24 RBI…went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI at Alabama (2/20)…had a stretch of five straight multi-hit games between 2/28-3.6…went 3-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored against Rhode Island (2/28)…finished 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and a stolen base against Delaware (3/1)…went 2-for-4 with a walk, double and run scored against Tennessee (3/4)…notched a pair of hits with a walk and a run scored against Southeastern Louisiana (3/5)…reached base three times against East Carolina (3/6)…recorded a double against Delaware (3/8)…notched a nine game hitting streak between 2/28-3/12…went 1-for-4 versus George Washington (3/9)…reached base twice and scored a run against Bryant (3/11)…went 3-for-5 with a home run and a walk against Cal State Fullerton (3/19)…recorded three RBI and two runs scored with a home run and a walk against Liberty (3/22)…reached base twice at Iowa (3/25)…went 1-for-4 with a solo home run at Iowa (3/26)…went 2-for-3 at Iowa (3/27)…reached base twice with a double and run scored against VCU (3/29)…went 3-for-4 with a double, run scored and an RBI at VCU (3/30)…reached base twice against High Point (4/1)…went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, an RBI and a two runs scored against High Point (4/2)…went 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored and two RBI against High Point (4/3)…reached base three times at Liberty (4/5)…finished 1-for-4 with a run scored against James Madison (4/6)…went 1-for-4 with a run scored against Ohio State (4/10)…reached base three times and scored twice at Minnesota (4/15)…went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a home run at Minnesota (4/17)…notched a hit in each game of a series with Purdue (4/22-24)…recorded a double and run scored at James Madison (4/26)…went 1-for-4 with a run scored at Penn State (4/30)…notched a hit and an RBI against Illinois (5/8)…scored a run and notched a hit against Rutgers (5/14)…went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a double to help Maryland defeat Michigan State and qualify for the Big Ten Tournament (5/21).

As a Freshman (2015): Made 24 starts in his 42 games played…recorded a .183 batting average with 10 runs and 10 RBIs…made his collegiate debut against UNCW as a pinch hitter (3/7)…recorded a two-hit, two-RBI performance in his first career start against Richmond (3/11)…posted three runs, a hit and an RBI in a win over Elon (3/17)…started all three games in series against Minnesota (3/21-22) and Michigan (3/28-29)…started all ten of Maryland's postseason games…notched a hit and a run against Indiana in the Big Ten semifinals (5/23)...posted a hit and a run in the opening game of the LA Regional against Ole Miss (5/29)…notched a two-hit performance in the clinching game of the regional over UCLA (6/1). 

At Brother Rice: Lettered in baseball and hockey for the Crusaders … was a two-time All-Catholic League, all-area selection, and a two-time honorable mention all-state selection in baseball … named All-Catholic League twice in hockey.

Personal: Son of Matt and Mary Biondic … has four siblings, Sean, Barry, Ryan and Fiona … father, Matt, wrestled at Loras College … biggest sports thrill in high school was scoring a goal in hockey as a goalie.
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