LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Wells’ Anya Chase, Northeastern’s Sierra Gilmore, Christian Academy of Knoxville’s Hannah Devault, Beckville’s Ashley Cook and Bellevue Christian’s Becca Jewett have been named MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week for contests played May 16-22.

East Region – Anya Chase (Wells (Maine) HS)
Recording three four-hit contests, Chase was nearly perfect at the plate last week. She went 4-for-4 with a double and three runs scored in wins over Kennebunk and Old Orchard Beach. Chase capped off her week by going 4-for-5 with two triples, two runs scored and an RBI against Freeport. For the week, she hit .923 (12-for-13) with two doubles, two triples, eight runs scored, two RBI, two stolen bases and a 1.384 slugging percentage

North Region – Sierra Gilmore (Northeastern HS – Fountain City, Ind.)
Six of Gilmore’s seven hits went for extra bases as the junior slugged a whopping 2.250 in a pair of 6-0 shutouts for the Knights. She went 7-for-8 at the dish (.875) with three doubles, a triple and two home runs. Against Cambridge City Lincoln, Gilmore was a single shy of the cycle as she doubled, tripled, homered and scored twice. A day later, she went 4-for-4 with a double, long ball, two RBI and two runs scored.

South Region – Hannah Devault (Christian Academy of Knoxville (Tenn.))  
Devault hit .778 (7-for-9) with six of her seven hits going for extra bases. She doubled three times, triples twice and left the yard once helping the Warriors to a 3-0 week. She knocked in nine runs, scored five and slugged 1.888 over three games. In her first game of the week, she went 3-for-3 with a double, triple, home run , three RBI and two runs against Gatlinburg-Pittman. The senior shortstop closed out the week with a pair of doubles, five RBI and three runs in the Warriors’ second contest against Unicoi County.

South Central Region – Ashley Cook (Beckville (Texas) HS)
Swift keyed Beckville to a doubleheader sweep of Groveton. She registered a pair of 3-for-4 outings with two doubles, two triples, six RBI and five runs scored. In the opener, Swift tripled twice, knocked in two and scored three times. She continued her momentum into game two, posting two doubles with a season-high four RBI and two runs scored.

West Region – Becca Jewett (Bellevue Christian – Clyde Hill, Wash.)  
Jewett posted a lofty 1.818 slugging percentage with four doubles, a triple and two home runs, while driving in 13 runs for the Vikings. She started the week by hitting for cycle against Sammamish, going 4-for-4 with six RBI and two runs scored. After doubling twice against Coupeville, Jewett closed out the week with another six-RBI performance. She went 2-for-4 with a double, round tripper and scored twice against Chimacum. For the week, she hit .727 (8-for-11) and recorded a .769 on-base percentage.

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  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.orgNFCA.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.

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.

Previous 2015-16 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week


Abby Stone | Akron (N.Y.) HS | East

Cassidy Tucker | Coleman (Minn.) HS | North

Rylee Pate | North Duplin (N.C.) HS | South

Bailee Swift | Chase County (Kan.) HS | South Central

Lauren Burke | Marist (Ore.) HS | West


Bri Mirabile | Hopkinton (Mass.) HS | East

Isabel St. Arnold | King (Wis.) HS | North

Ashlee Swindle | Curry (Ala.) HS | South

Montana Fouts | East Carter (Ky.) HS | South Central

Hannah Peterson | South Summit (Utah) HS | West


Nicole Williams | St. Joseph (Conn.) | East

Sammi Miller | Indian Lake (Ohio) HS | North

Laura Peyton Trammell | Germantown (Miss.) HS | South

Kennedy Ratliff | Rison (Ark.) HS | South Central

Mikayla Rojas | Heritage Academy (Ariz.) | West


Cassie McGrath | Tuckahoe (N.Y.) HS | East

Kelsey Corn | Menominee Indian (Wisc.) HS | North

Alexee Haynes | Sissonville (W.Va.) | South

Tylar Vernon | Pangburn (Ark.) HS | South Central

Amanda Naylor | Manti (Utah) HS) | West


Kelly Nelson | Norton (Mass.) HS | East

Emily Lipsett | Culver (Ind.) Academies | North

Makray Odom | Dickson County (Ky.) HS | South

Abby Garcia | Sweetwater (Texas) HS | South Central

Noemi Farfan | Calvary Christian (Calif.) | West


Raeanne Geffert | Seymour (Conn.) | East

Rachel Kedl | Red Rock Central (Minn.) | North

Corynn Miner | Admiral Farragut (Fla.) | South

Hannah James | East Jessamine ( Ky.) | South Central

Jadin Placencio | Cobre ( N.M.) | West 


Cameron Lischinsky | Lakeland (N.Y.) | East

Maggie Balint | Avon Grove (Pa.) | North

Madison Aughinbaugh | St. Mary’s Ryken (Md.)  | South

Haidyn Bassett | Oskaloosa (Kan.) | South Central

Mikayla Rojas | Heritage Academy (Ariz.) | West 


Jillian Weinstein | Half Hollows Hills West (N.Y.) | East

Ashley Swartout | Westfield (Ind.) | North

Rivers Andrews | Cedar Ridge (N.C.) | South

Jordan Carlson | Council Grove (Kan.) | South Central

Ashley Bodin | Spring Creek (Nev.) | West


Nicole Danyi | Baldwin (N.Y.) | East

Abby Marlow | New Athens (Ill.) | North

Mia Davidson | Orange (N.C.) | South

Grason Gasser | Bethlehem (Ky.) | South Central

Hailey Heeringa | Valley Christian (Ariz.) | West


Emily Merritt | Herford County (N.C.) | South

Aziah James | Spring (Texas) HS | South Central

Amanda Sink | Legacy (Nev.) HS | West


Hera Varma | Tampa Catholic (Fla.) HS | South

Tylar Vernon | Pangburn (Ark.) HS | South Central

Shaye Bowden | Sunnyslope (Ariz.) HS | West


Sarah Dugan | Oak Grove (La.) HS | South

Jordan Llinas | Cypress Woods (Texas) HS | South Central

Aurora Adams | Santiago (Calif.) HS | West



10/13 – Jessie Briley | Bishop Neuman (Neb.) HS | South Central

10/6 –   Victoria Haugsness | North Platte (Mo.) HS | South Central

9/28 –   Taylor Parham | Wilber-Clatonia (Neb.) HS | South Central

9/21 –   Savannah Chalfant | Gilmer (Ga.) HS | South

9/14 –   Madison Ingram | Bowling Green (Mo.) HS | South Central

9/7 –     Riley Craig | Mountain Range (Colo.) HS | West

8/31 –   Sieara Price | Eaton (Colo.) HS | West

8/24 –   Callyn Carter | Charlton County (Ga.) HS | South

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