DeKALB – The Northern Illinois baseball team added a 10th player to its 2014 signing class Monday, announcing the addition of Hinsdale South High School infielder Don Buonavolanto. Don is following in the footsteps of older brother, Joe, who played at NIU from 2007 to 10.
Buonavolanto has played shortstop for the Hornets the last three seasons, including 2014, helping the squad to the West Suburban Conference Gold Division Championship as a sophomore in 2012.
After the 2013 season, in which he hit .360 with 10 doubles, six triples and four home runs, Buonavolanto was named the team’s MVP and top-hitter, en route to West Suburban Conference and All-Area honors. Buonavolanto stole 30 bases in 30 attempts.