Lettered three years in baseball as a senior, named All-Chicago Catholic League and All-Area. Named the Brother Rice H.S. Student-Athlete of the Year. He was honored with the Coach Cliff Petrak Award, Best Defensive Performer. Credited with not committing an error all season and threw out 13 of 23 base stealers. As a junior, helped Brother Rice H.S. to the Illinois High School Association state title game (runner-up) He was a member of the National Honor Society and Modern Language Society. Named an Illinois State Scholar and National Merit Scholarship nominee. He graduated fourth in his Brother Rice H.S. senior class.