LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As a result of their impressive performances in games occurring over March 4-11, Kasey Cooper (Dothan High School, Dothan, Ala.), Katelyn Standley (Troup High School, Troup, Texas) and Taylor Cotton (Whitney High School, Rocklin, Calif.) have been selected as the MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week.
SOUTH REGION: Cooper hit a staggering .632 (12-for-19) with 10 runs scored, five doubles, six HR’s and 19 RBIs while also posting a perfect 6-0 record from the circle with a 1.17 ERA and 50 strikeouts over 30 innings of work. The senior pitcher/shortstop hit safely in seven of her team’s eight contests, highlighted by four-RBI efforts during wins over Northview (Ala.), Gulf Shores (Ala.) and Auburn (Ala.). For the season, Cooper boasts a .619 average with seven HR’s and 28 RBIs, while owning a 7-3 pitching mark with a 1.26 ERA and 95 K’s in 66.2 frames.
SOUTH CENTRAL REGION: A senior catcher/utility player, Standley helped Troup H.S. to a perfect 8-0 record this past week by hitting .684 (13-for-19) with 16 runs scored, four doubles, three triples, four HR’s, six walks and 19 RBIs. She was a perfect 2-for-2 at the dish with two HR’s, three runs scored and five RBIs in a 17-4 win over Centerville (Texas) and 4-for-4 with three tallies, a double, two triples and five RBIs in a 12-2 triumph over Krum (Texas). Standley is currently batting .576 for the season with 11 doubles, four three-baggers, eight HR’s and 37 RBIs.
WEST REGION: Senior pitcher/outfielder Cotton christened her 2013 campaign by hitting .667 (14-for-21) overall with four runs scored, three doubles and six RBIs while also posting a 6-0 record from the circle with a miniscule 0.18 ERA and 57 strikeouts over 39 innings of effort. Among her finest performances of the week was a two-hitter with 19 strikeouts while also going 4-for-4 at the dish during a 4-1 win over Del Oro (Calif.) and a 3-for-4 effort with two doubles and a pair of RBIs in a 9-1 triumph over Carson (Nev.).
MaxPreps.com, the official high school statistical provider of the NFCA, provides all statistics for the NFCA High School Player of the Week award. To nominate a player for the award, the coach must enter his or her athlete's game stats into MaxPreps.com by Sunday evening to be eligible for that week’s award.
The MaxPreps/NFCA High School Players of the Week will be announced on NFCA.org every Monday during the spring season, with one representative chosen from each of five separate high school regions. During the fall campaign, just a single player will be selected representing all participating regions.
MaxPreps is a free stat tool that is available to high school coaches across the country and is one of the most recognized and respected high school athletics web sites on the internet. Coaches who enter their team’s stats on Max Preps will not only be nominating their players for this award, but they will be getting their team’s information out to thousands of high school sports fans, as well as college coaches across the country.