LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For her outstanding play last week, Bishop Neumann (Neb.) senior Jessie Briley is this week’s MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week for contests played Oct. 5-11.
A no-hitter and an eight-inning two-hit shutout highlighted Briley’s 3-0 week in the circle. She capped her tremendous week off with a no-no against Yutan-Mead, facing just one batter over the minimum. Briley struck out nine and walked in a 5-0 victory. A day earlier in a 1-0 triumph over the same Yutan-Mead squad, she surrendered just two hits, struck out 11 and did not walk a batter as the Cavaliers were able to push a run across in the eighth for the victory. In 15 innings against the Patriots, she did not allow a run, struck out 20, walked one and gave up just two hits.
Briley’s other appearance resulted in a two-hit, 10-strikeout performance versus Raymond Central. She surrendered an unearned run and walked two in the 4-1 win. In addition to her stellar pitching, Briley helped out at the plate with at least one hit in Bishop Neumann’s four wins. She went 2-for-3 with a double in game one against Yutan-Mead, and also tripled, scored and registered a RBI versus North Bend Central.
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 are announced on NFCA.org every Monday during the fall season, with one representative chosen from the participating regions. During the spring campaign, a player from each of five separate high school regions is selected.
Please note, in order for a school to have multiple player(s) recognized during the course of a season, a coach from that institution must be an NFCA member. To become an NFCA member, please check out NFCA.org or call 502-409-4600.
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 websites 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.
2015-16 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week
10/13 – Jessie Briley | Bishop Neuman (Neb.) HS
10/6 – Victoria Haugsness | North Platte (Mo.) HS
9/28 – Taylor Parham | Wilber-Clatonia (Neb.) HS
9/21 – Savannah Chalfant | Gilmer (Ga.) HS
9/14 – Madison Ingram | Bowling Green (Mo.) HS
9/7 – Riley Craig | Mountain Range (Colo.) HS
8/31 – Sieara Price | Eaton (Colo.) HS
8/24 – Callyn Carter | Charlton County (Ga.) HS