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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jordyn Bahl of Papillion (Neb.) LaVista High School garnered 2020-21 MaxPreps/NFCA High School Player of the Week honors for her outstanding performance during the week of Sept 14-20.
Behind a strong arm and powerful bat, Bahl powered Papillion-LaVista, the No. 1 program in the NFCA’s Fall High School Top 25 Coaches Poll, to a 6-0 week and a Monarch Invitational title. The senior hurler went 5-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 59 strikeouts and zero walks in 27 innings of work. Bahl did not allow a run, twirling five shutouts, including a pair of run-rule no-hitters (three & four innings). Additionally, she hit .474 (9-for-19) with six home runs and 13 RBI over a six-game stretch.
Bahl reached double-digit strikeouts in her final four starts. She fanned a week-high 14 in consecutive two-hit shutouts of Marian and Millard South, while sending 11 of 13 batters back to the dugout in a four-inning win over Papillion LaVista South. Bahl tacked on 13 more punchouts in her final outing, a two-hit blanking of Lincoln Southwest. At the plate, she homered in five contests, two of which came against Papillion LaVista South. Bahl matched a season high with four RBI in a week-opening win against Elkhorn South.
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 a 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 Player of the Week is announced on NFCA.org every 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 MaxPreps 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.
2020-21 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week
9/21/20 – Jordyn Bahl / Papillion (Neb.)-LaVista High School
9/14/20 – Rozzie Mendoza / Fort Lupton (Colo.) High School
9/8/20 – Carleigh Eurek / Kearney (Neb.) Catholic High School
8/31/20 – Taylor Long / Sonoraville High School (Calhoun, Ga.)
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