Born 8/10/89 in Iowa City, Iowa. … Son of Eric Knoll and Kim Drischell. … Has a sister, Alina, and brother, Jacob.
Attended Alburnett High School, where he lettered in baseball four years and twice each in basketball, cross country and track and field. … Was twice named all-state in baseball and made the all-conference first team three years in a row. … Was also a three-time all-district selection and placed seventh at the state track and field meet in the 4x800-meter relay … Had a .420 high school career batting average and 1.87 ERA. … Outside of athletics, was a member of the National Honor Society and also class vice president and vice president of the student council.