Below the headlines there are many efforts that contribute to team success. NEPA Sports Nation takes a weekly look at some of those contributions. Here are the Key Contributors from the week of Sept. 13-19:
BRYNN GIORDANO, Lake-Lehman girls volleyball
The junior libero had a season-high 26 digs in a win over Hazleton Area. She also had seven service aces in that match and during a win over rival Dallas.
JOEY PISANO, Delaware Valley football
Pisano had a sack and was in on eight tackles along with blocking for an offense that produced 471 yards of total offense when the Warriors posted their first win of the season, 49-10, over Wilkes-Barre Area.
ANDREW SMITH, Holy Cross boys soccer
While his teammate Ron Prislupski leads all soccer goal scorers in District 2, Smith often sets him up, leading the unbeaten Crusaders in assists. Smith also had a two-goal game.
LUKE SMURL, Lakeland football
Smurl led the pass rush when the Chiefs won a meeting of ranked teams, 14-7, over Wallenpaupack. He made two sacks, assisted on another and rushed the passer into an incompletion three other times.
PREVIOUS KEY CONTRIBUTORS
Sept. 6-12: https://nepasportsnation.com/key-contributors-3/.
Aug. 30-Sept. 5:https://nepasportsnation.com/key-contributors-2/.
MORE WEEKLY STANDOUTS
Center City Print Athlete of the Week: https://nepasportsnation.com/jones-runs-alternate-paths-to-success/.
District 2 Honor Roll: https://nepasportsnation.com/district-2-honor-roll-4/.