Injury-plagued Kalina taking advantage of his first healthy year at NU (Baseball)

Chris Gentilviso

By Chris Gentilviso

The Daily Northwestern

Mike Kalina’s first three years at Northwestern have been a struggle.

While tried and tested with a multitude of injuries and rehab stints, his mental toughness has remained.

“He has a tremendous approach and attitude because he dealt with a lot of adversity early,” NU coach Paul Stevens said. “He has found a way not to sit there and dig himself so deep that he couldn’t find himself a way out.”

In his small hometown of Munster, Ind., Kalina developed all the tools needed to pad an impressive high school baseball resum