|Hometown:||Downers Grove, Ill.|
|High School:||Downers Grove South|
2016: Appeared in 33 games with 29 starts at shortstop… Went 2-for-2 with RBI against Jacksonville for first career hits (3/5)… Went 1-for-3 with three RBI against Army West Point.
At Downers Grove South: Earned three letters playing shortstop and second base… West Suburban All-Conference and All-Area shortstop in 2015… Won Golden Glove Award in 2014 and 2015… Hit .395 with 17 stolen bases and 41 runs scored during senior campaign… Helped Downers Grove win pair of regional championships in 2014 and 2015 and a sectional crown in 2014… Illinois State Scholar… AP Scholar… Prairie State Achievement Award in math and science… Named to West Suburban Conference All-Academic and IHSA All-Academic squads in 2014 and 2015.
Personal: Intended major in Economics… Parents are Carol and Kurt Engel… Father played for Bradley University from 1974-79 and had a minor league stint with the San Francisco Giants… Brother, Kyle, played four years at University of Chicago and was a ABCA/Rawlings All-American in 2015… Born May 27, 1997.