Wildcats bat around twice, plate 12 runs in the first inning Wednesday
High School: Four-time All-Greater Neuse River Conference selection and three-time North Carolina 4A All-State choice (2011-13) ... As a senior, earned all-conference, all-district, all-state and all-academic honors along with being named the Greater Neuse River Conference, 4a District and 4a Eastern Pitcher of the Year ... In the two years prior to her arrival in 2010, Clayton High School softball had a combined 1-45 overall record ... Has since qualified for the North Carolina 4A state playoffs in each of Bond's three years, including a final four appearance in 2011 ... Wove a no-hitter against a conference rival in the third round of the 2011 North Carolina 4A state playoffs ... Totaled more than 600 strikeouts in the circle during her first three years of high school competition ... Has competed for two years with the Carolina Elite-Genovese club team ... In 2012 with the Carolina Elite, compiled a 0.87 ERA, a 0.84 WHIP, a .125 opponent's batting average and 7.64 strikeouts per seven innings rate while batting .432 offensively ... Club finished 17th at the 16U ASA Nationals in 2011 and qualified for the 18U Premier Nationals in 2012 ... Also competed in volleyball at the high school level, lettering three times and earning two All-Conference awards.
Personal: Born Nicole Kathryn Bond ... Daughter of Chris and Lisa Bond ... Chose Northwestern over South Carolina, North Carolina, Iowa, Michigan State, South Alabama, UIC and Campbell ... Anticipated is undeclared.