|High School:||Mount Carmel (Ill.)|
Threw 6.1 innings and allowed four runs on six hits ... Struck out three and walked one ... Went 1-6 at the plate ... Threw an inning of relief at Coastal Carolina March 9 and two innings at Rice March 17 to start his career with three straight clean innings ... Had his lone hit of the year in the final game of the season, a 7-2 loss to Boston College April 29 at Fenway Park.
Three-year letterwinner in baseball ... All-Area and Illinois selections as senior ... Chicago Catholic League MVP ... Illinois Scholar-Athlete ... Led team to a state finals appearance as a junior with school record 23-game winning streak and season victories (34) ... Earned the highest GPA in school history with 72 A+ in as many classes ... Valedictorian of senior class ... AP Scholar ... Commended National Merit Scholar ... Perfect score in the National Latin Exam ...Student Council and National Honor Society vice president ... Captain, MCHS Scholastic Bowl and Mock Trial teams ... Caravan Broadcast Network member ... Sunday School volunteer ... Son of Katherine Panagakis and Anthony ... Enjoys cars and international soccer.