Livi Bono '17 had 27 kills, nine digs and two aces last week for the Lady Saints as they went 2-0 in conference play. Bono’s performance led to her being named the Duke Automotive-Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Congratulations, Livi!
Bono has always been known as an offensive force for the NSA volleyball team. Not only did she put up great stats offensively last week but also she added an MVP to her collection, as she was the best player at the North Cross High School Invitational. To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Logan Harrell '17 nominated for Player of the Week
Logan Harrell '17, who is a member of the Varsity Volleyball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive - Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week! Please vote for Logan by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with the subject “Player of the Week” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Logan had 27 digs against Peninsula Catholic and is now the all time leader in digs in NSA volleyball history, with 1,357 digs. Congratulations, Logan!
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy girls’ volleyball beat three teams in two sets during the North Cross Invitational tournament last weekend, and Livi Bono took home the MVP award. Their wins came against Timberlake Christian, Virginia Episcopal and Hampton Roads Academy. All three wins put the Lady Saints at 11-2 on the season, and it looks as if they are not slowing down anytime soon.
“We played well overall,” Bono said. “We did our jobs and let the other team make mistakes.” To continue reading the article in The Suffolk News-Herald, please click here.
Typically, yanking a starting pitcher from the mound after a couple of innings signals trouble. At Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, it’s simply part of the plan. That’s because head Coach David Mitchell implemented a piggyback pitching system for 2016. Instead of expecting the starting pitcher to throw until he falters, Mitchell enters each game knowing he will replace the starter, and any pitchers who follow, once they reach a pre-set limit of innings or pitches.
The new system provides multiple benefits. “It keeps opposing hitters from seeing the same pitcher more than twice, which certainly benefits the pitcher,” Mitchell says. “But more importantly, it helps keep our pitchers’ arms healthy. At the high school level, guys often go out and throw seven innings every four, five, or six days. Then after three or four starts on that workload, he’ll have a sore shoulder or elbow. Since our pitchers throw less, they don’t experience as much of that.”
Livi Bono '17, who is a member of the Varsity Volleyball Team, has been nominated for the Duke Automotive—Suffolk News-Herald Player of the Week. Please vote for Livi by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday by sending an email with the subject “Player of the Week” to email@example.com.
The Lady Saints went 2-0 in conference play this week. Offensively they were led by Bono, who had 27 kills, nine digs and two aces for the week. Great job, Livi!