Potomac Falls High School rising senior Nate Savino was selected as the Gatorade Virginia Baseball Player of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year.
The award recognizes athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.
Savino, a left-handed pitcher and outfielder, is one of the nation's top Class of 2020 prospects. Batting .375 with a .563 slugging percentage in 2019, Savino averaged more than two strikeouts per inning pitched and held a paltry 0.60 ERA as a junior.
“Nate Savino is an outstanding player and competitor. He has overpowering stuff on the mound," Tuscarora High School baseball coach Cole Shain said. Tuscarora and Potomac Falls both competed in the Class 5 Potomac District in 2019.
"He has the ability to limit the damage when batters reach base. When Savino is on the mound, Potomac Falls can beat anyone," Shain continued.
Maintaining a 3.41 GPA in the classroom, Savino has made a verbal commitment to play baseball on scholarship at the University of Virginia beginning in the fall of 2020.
As for his exemplary character, Savino has volunteered locally as part of multiple fundraising campaigns to benefit cancer research, and he has donated his time as a youth baseball coach in addition to serving as an usher at his church.
Savino was also selected to participate in the Prospect Development Pipeline League and the Perfect Game National Showcase this summer.