– Jordyn Bahl
of Papillion-La Vista High School (Neb.) was named MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week for her outstanding play during the week of Oct. 14-20. It marks the junior hurler's second honor this season after keying the Monarchs to a 36-0 season and Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) Class A state title.
Over the weekend, Bahl was 4-0 in the circle, tossing three no-hitters and striking out 41 in 19 innings of work. She surrendered two runs on four hits, posted a 0.74 ERA and issued five walks. At the plate, Bahl hit .583 with two doubles, four home runs, eight RBI and 1.750 slugging percentage.
In wins over Millard West, Gretna and Elkhorn, Bahl fanned nine, 10 and 11 batters respectively, twirling a four-inning perfect game against their quarterfinal opponent, Gretna. Against the Dragons, she also connected on two long balls and drove in three runs. In the title game, Bahl was 3-for-4 with both doubles, a home run and three RBI. She fanned 11 more batters, allowing two runs, four hits and two walks in Papio's second straight run-rule win over Elkhorn.
MaxPreps.com, the official high school statistical provider of the NFCA, provides all statistics for the NFCA High School Player of the Week award. To nominate a player for the award, the coach must enter his or her athlete's game stats into MaxPreps.com by Sunday evening to be eligible for that week's award.
The MaxPreps/NFCA High School Players of the Week are announced on NFCA.orgevery Monday during the fall season, with one representative chosen from the participating regions. During the spring campaign, a player from each of five separate high school regions is selected.
MaxPreps is a free stat tool that is available to high school coaches across the country and is one of the most recognized and respected high school athletics websites on the internet. Coaches who enter their team's stats on Max Preps will not only be nominating their players for this award, but they will be getting their team's information out to thousands of high school sports fans, as well as college coaches across the country.