2014 REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON:
Made 41 starts, 40 at shortstop hit .261 (.345 on-base and .405 slugging) with 21 RBIs in 153 at-bats hit for an average of .296 in Big Ten play slugging percentage of .521 within Big Ten play ranked seventh had 11 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games second on the team with three home runs and tied for second with 11 doubles maintained a .940 fielding percentage in 184 chances went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a walk in the series opener vs. Creighton (2/21) had two hits and a run scored at Sacramento State (3/15) had two games with four RBIs: went 3-for-5 at St. Mary's (3/18) and hit a grand slam vs. Northwestern (3/22) homered at Michigan (4/5) went 4-for-5 with a double against Nebraska (4/11) hit a home run at Iowa (4/18), and hit 3-for-5 with three doubles in the next game (4/19) named Big Ten Player of the Week (4/13-20) after hitting 6-for-13 with six RBIs, a home run and four doubles against NDSU and Iowa was 3-for-5 with two RBIs in a win over Penn State (4/26) hit 2-for-4 with an RBI double against Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament (5/21).
2013 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Played in 52 games, starting all but one started all of those 51 games at shortstop batted .245 in 192 at bats with a .673 OPS set career highs in at bats (192), hits (47), runs (27), RBI (20), doubles (6), triples (2), HR (3), walks (20), and stolen bases (9) held a .941 fielding percentage at shortstop and lead the team in fielding assists with 168 9-10 in stolen base attempts led the team in stolen bases (9) and stolen base % (.900) for those over 10 attempts second on the team in runs scored (27), at-bats (192), and walks (20) led the team in home runs (3) had 12 multiple hit games and seven multiple RBI games reached base in the first 10 games of the season (2/15-3/2) including a five game hit streak (2/23-3/2) in the season opener, went 3-5 with a double, two runs, and two RBI against UCLA (2/15) set a single game career high with three runs against Nebraska-Omaha (3/13), while going 3-5 with two RBI and a home run reached base four times against Texas (3/23) had a season high three RBI in the North Dakota St. game (4/24) went 4/13 (.308) with three runs, two RBI, 2 BB, and 2 HBP in the series against Iowa (4/26-28) had a career high three walks in the Milwaukee game (5/8) had an RBI single against Illinois in an elimination game of the Big Ten Tournament.
2012 FRESHMAN SEASON:
All-Big Ten Freshman Team played in 49 games, including 45 as a starter started in 35 straight games until he suffered a shoulder injury moved from shortstop to second for the remainder of the season as a starting infielder, held a fielding percentage of .970 with 67 putouts and ranked second on the team with 126 assists batted .265 in 155 at bats and 12 RBI produced two home runs, one triple, three doubles and 52 total bases tied a team-high 18 walks and eight steals had 11 multiple-hit games made his collegiate debut and earned his first collegiate hit in the 7-3 win against Louisville (2/17) hit a home run and went 2-4 with a run scored against Nebraska (3/4) went 5-11 in the Cal Poly series when he had two multiple-hit games (3/17-19) went 2-3 in the 3-0 win over The Citadel (3/24) held a career-high game when he went 4-4 with four stolen bases, a walk and three runs scored against South Dakota State (3/28) was 4-11 in the Michigan series (3/30-4/1) went 2-5 in the 4-3 Iowa win (4/29) hit his second home run of the season in the home series finale win over Penn State (5/6).
Red-shirted the season.
Graduated from Sun Prairie High School was coached by Rob Hamilton and Peter Gumina named All-State and All-Area in 2009 and 2010, and received First-Team All-Conference honors in the same years and second-team honors in 2008 four-year letterwinner in baseball and was a three-year letterwinner in basketball helped lead his team to a conference title in his senior season, as he batted .429 with 27 runs, 17 stolen bases, nine doubles and 25 RBI in his senior season also played in the 2008 & 2009 World Wood Bat National Tournament in Georgia and Jupiter, Fla.
Son of Randy and Kathy Handel his dad was a former college teammate of Minnesota Assistant Head Coach Rob Fornasiere at Wisconsin-La Crosse major is undecided lists his biggest sports thrill as playing at Wrigley Field born on July 24, 1991.