Transferred to Arizona from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wis. ... Earned three letters in baseball for coach John Weber ... Went 17-13 and struck out 311 batters in three seasons at Lakeland ... Team advanced to the Division III College World Series in 2002, his freshman year ... Team won three consecutive Lake Michigan Conference championships in his three seasons at Lakeland ... Was team captain his junior year ... Went 4-5 with a 2.69 and 100 strikeouts in 67 innings pitched his junior season ... Finished his sophomore season 4-5 with a 2.55 ERA and 111 strikeouts in 77 2/3 innings pitched ... Went 9-3 with 100 strikeouts and a 3.21 ERA in 92 2/3 innings pitched as a freshman in 2002.
Played in the Northwoods League for two years ... Two-time Northwoods League All-Star ... Played for former UA volunteer assistant Jeff Casper and the Duluth Huskies in 2004.
Graduated from Mundelein High School in Mundelein, Ill., in 2001 where he earned four varsity letters for coach Todd Parola ... Also earned four varsity letters in basketball as a guard.
Full name: Steven C. Plucinski ... Nickname: Plu ... Born: 6/10/83 in Mundelein, Ill. ... Son of Dave and Sharon Plucinski ... Has one sister, Stacey ... Is majoring in sociology.