STARKVILLE, Miss. – For the final MaxPreps awards of the Spring season, seniors Haley Anderson of New Egypt High School in New Egypt, N.J. and Alexa Larkin of Greater Latrobe High School in Latrobe, Pa., have both been named as the High School Players of the Week for their respective regions by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for games played through June 13th, 2011.
From the East Region, Anderson hit two home runs including a 7th inning grandslam, to help lift the Warriors to their second consecutive New Jersey Group 1 State Title. Prior to the state championship game, the senior had hit only one other home run in her career. For the game the catcher was two for four with six RBI. The Warriors finished the season with a record of 25-3.
Representing the North Region, Larkin continued her dominating ways in the circle, turning in a two-hitter with 16 strikeouts and no walks. She fanned 14 of the final 16 she faced helping the Wildcats to a 1-0 victory in the PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinal over Erie McDowel. It was the seniors third double digit performance in as many games. So far this season the left-hander owns a .93 ERA and has struck out 182 in 98.1 innings pitched. Latrobe will face Pennsbury in today's state semi-final.
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.comby Sunday evening to be eligible for that week’s award. The NFCA High School Players of the Week, one for each high school region, will be announced by the Association on www.nfca.org every Monday during the spring season.
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 that 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.
To obtain a coach’s login, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 329-7324 x1. To enter a team’s stats on the MaxPreps website, please click here.