LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Broomfield (Colo.) High School’s Lindsey Malkin slugged her way to this week’s MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week honor for games played Aug. 22-28.
Malkin, a senior third baseman/catcher, launched four home runs in her first seven at bats of the season and posted an astronomical slugging percentage of 2.714. She was nearly perfect at the plate, going 6-for-7 (.857) with five extra base hits, eight RBI, five runs scored and a 3.571 OPS as Broomfield opened the season with a pair of victories. In the season opener against Poudre, Malkin was 3-for-3 at the plate with two long balls, four RBI and three runs scored. A day later, she registered three more hits, a double and two round trippers, four RBI and two runs scored in an 8-4 victory over Silver Creek.
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 click HERE 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.
2016-17 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week
8/29 – Lindsey Malkin | Broomfield (Colo.) HS
8/22 – Madison McPherson | Marion County (Ga.) HS