LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The MaxPreps/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) High School Player of the Week award returns with high school fall softball seasons now underway.
As a result of her outstanding efforts during games played over August 19-25, the NFCA has selected senior Amber Byars of Morrow High School in Morrow, Ga., as the MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week for August 26.
Byars hit a remarkable .727 (8-for-11) over the Mustangs’ initial three games of 2013 with two doubles, a triple, a HR and 15 total RBIs. She reached base successfully in 10 of her 13 overall plate appearances, counting a pair of walks, and also swiped two bases. The third baseman/shortstop’s finest effort occurred during a 22-7 (3 inn.) rout of Riverdale H.S. (Ga.) as Byars went a perfect 3-for-3 at the dish with four runs scored, a double, a HR and eight RBIs.
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.