Prior to Kent State
• Competed for Triway High School in Wooster, Ohio, under head coach Sean Carmichael, earning First Team All-Ohio and Pac 7 Player of the Year and first team all-conference honors as a senior in 2011.
• Participated in the Mizuno All-Ohio Series.
• Also played for the North Coast Vipers under head coach Michael Godles and played for Team Ohio.
• Born July 2, 1992 in Wooster, Ohio.
• Parents are Bruce and Barb Polen. Siblings are Garrett Polen and Patrick Gordan.
• Nickname is "Soy."
• Last name is pronounced Poll-en.
• Enjoys fishing and spending time with friends.
• Lists his parents and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Jim Thome as the people he most admires.
• Wears No. 24 because his favorite player was former Cleveland Indians outfielder Manny Ramirez.
• Is creeped out most by spiders.
• Pre-game ritual is listening to music.
• Would like to visit the Bahams.
• Majoring in exercise science.