|Hometown:||Mt. Prospect, Ill.|
|High School:||John Hersey|
|Danielak's Career Statistics|
Collegiate Baseball Preseason Ivy League Player to Watch ... fourth on Baseball America’s Top Pro Prospects in the Ivy League.
Posted 2.95 ERA, which would have been fifth in the league with 3.1 more innings under his belt ... led team in strikeouts per nine innings (9.76) ... dazzled in debut with two perfect innings and three strikeouts against Indiana State ... held top-ranked Florida scoreless for four innings out of the bullpen before getting touched for a run in the 12th of a heart-breaking 4-3 loss to the Gators ... tossed all nine innings in a 4-2 win over Maine, striking out nine without a walk as he earned DartmouthSports.com Male Athlete of the Week honors ... also fanned nine in next start as well, despite hurling just five frames at USF ... went back to the bullpen and threw two innings to help secure a 7-6 victory to complete a doubleheader sweep of the defending Ivy League chmpion, Columbia ... punched out five in 3.1 relief innings at Brown, earning the win in the 4-3 contest ... tossed another 3.1 stanzas four days later at Cornell, surrendering one hit and run with a walk and four strikeouts during a 9-3 triumph ... took the mound in the second inning against Yale and stemmed the tide, giving up just one run in 4.2 innings of work with four more whiffs ... deserved a better fate in final appearance, yielding two runs to go with six strikeouts in a six-inning start against Harvard, only to take the loss in the 3-1 defeat.
Sat out the season with an injury.
Tough-luck hurler who started three games in which Dartmouth was shut out ... fared better out of the bullpen with a 1.63 ERA over 11 innings ... dazzled in season debut with four shutout stanzas while giving up just three hits and a walk to earn a save at 30th-ranked FIU, 3-0 ... provided a quality start at Princeton, going the distance in a seven-inning, 3-0 defeat while giving up five hits without a walk to go with a career-high six strikeouts ... scattered 10 hits and two runs over six innings against Penn while fanning five, but was stuck with the 4-0 loss ... held Yale to one run over five frames before tiring in the sixth in a 6-0 defeat ... earned his lone victory out of the bullpen against Harvard, twirling shutout ball for three innings on one hit with three punchouts as the Big Green won on a walk-off, two-run homer in the ninth ... had a four-inning relief stint in the opener of the Ivy League Championship Series, yielding two runs on three hits to go with three whiffs.
Second on squad in strikeouts per nine innings (8.84) ... picked up a win in his first collegiate appearance with two innings against Army with a pair of strikeouts ... next outing gave him first collegiate save as he held Vassar hitless for four innings with three punchouts ... whiffed two of the three batters he faced in 7-4 win over Bradley ... finished 15-7 win against Siena with a flourish, striking out the side in the ninth ... had a season-high four strikeouts in just two innings during second game of doubleheader against Cornell ... needed just five pitches to hurl perfect inning versus Brown ... earned the save in 5-0 win over Yale by shutting out Bulldogs for final two frames on one hit ... chipped in the 8-0 victory against Harvard by whiffing two in his inning on the mound.
Two-time letterman at Hersey High for coach Bob Huber ... team posted a 50-21 record in those two seasons ... helped his squad to the Mid-Suburban League championship as a senior while earning league Player of the Year honors ... twice named All-MSL ... also Daily Herald All-Area and Chicago Tribune All-State performer in his final season ... National Honor Society.
Full name is Michael William Danielak ... son of Steve and Gina has one brother ... born March 16, 1994 in Arlington Heights, Ill. ... grandfather Bill Coglianese played basketball at DePaul for legendary coach Ray Meyer ... considering a career in investment banking.