2016 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2016 — Went 0-0 with a 4.15 ERA in 14 appearances, tossing 13 innings… had 12 strikeouts… went a career-long four innings at Ohio State (5/6), allowing two runs on one hit and fanning three… struck out the side in the eighth inning in Iowa’s 7-6 come-from-behind win over Bradley (3/22).
2015 — Went 2-1 with a 4.96 ERA in 12 appearances with nine strikeouts in 16 1/3 innings… tossed three shutout innings, scattering one hit and fanning two vs. Sacramento State (4/28)… threw three scoreless, hitless innings to register second win against Cornell College (4/15)… earned his first win of the season, throwing 2 1/3 innings of two-hit, one run ball against Grand View (3/31).
2014 Honors — Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree. 2014 — Went 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA in 15 appearances, all in relief… also tallied a save… allowed eight runs (seven earned) over 23 1/3 innings, striking out 19 against seven walks… allowed one run on 13 hits over his last nine appearances (14 innings)… notched his second win after throwing three scoreless innings in Iowa’s Big Ten Tournament victory over Minnesota (5/22)… pitched 3 2/3 innings in relief at Purdue (5/15), striking out a career-high six en route to his first career save… threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings in two appearances against Illinois (5/9, 5/11)… threw a career-long 3 2/3 innings against Ohio State (5/5), but was hung with the loss after allowing one run while striking out two… threw two scoreless innings against South Dakota State (4/25), striking out three… pitched 2/3 innings against Western Illinois, recording two strikeouts… picked up his first career victory against Bradley (4/2) after throwing two scoreless innings and striking out one batter… tossed one scoreless, hitless inning against Bradley (3/26)… made the first two appearances of his career at the Snowbird Classic, both coming against Georgetown (3/15; 3/16).
2013 — Did not see any game action.
High School — All-conference, all-area, All-Lake County second team and all-state honorable mention honoree as a senior after posting an 11-1 record with a 1.17 ERA and 83 strikeouts… pitched and won the regional championship, collecting win No. 33 — the most in Mundelein High School history… posted a 2-2 career record as a prep… went 5-0 as a freshman, 4-0 with a 2.17 ERA with 29 strikeouts in 29 innings as a sophomore and 2-1 with a 2.21 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 12.2 innings as a junior… led team to the 2012 North Suburban Lakes Division title, the North Suburban Conference championship and the Class 4A regional title… tossed a no-hitter as a freshman, pitching for the sophomore team against Vernon Hills… is second in school history with a 1.33 career ERA… also has the third most wins in a single season (11)… two-year all-academic team honoree… played summer ball for the Kenosha Indians… high schoo coach was Todd Parola.
Personal — Born Nov. 19, 1993… son of Bruce and Lauren Mandel… leisure studies major.