Jirschele is a Wisconsin native, hailing out of nearby Clintonvlille. As a senior in high school, Jirschele was named the Conference Player of the Year nd First Team All-Region. He began his colegiate career at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where he manned the hot corner and dominatedd at the plate. As a freshman at UW-Oshkosh, Jirschele started all 40 games while scoring 29 runs and driving in another 27, no to mention leading the team in defensive assists. Before his sophomore season, Jirschele transferred to UW-Stevens Point where he had continued success at the plate. During the 2010 season, Jirschele hit .319 with 16 doubles, 4 home runs, and 54 RBIs.