LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Junior pitcher Nicole Williams (St. Joseph High/Trumbull, Conn.), senior pitcher/first baseman Josie Wood (North Miami High/Denver, Ind.), junior pitcher/first baseman Cristi Pressley (Piedmont High/Monroe, N.C.), freshman Jordan Stringfield (Wellsville High/Wellsville, Kan.) and sophomore pitcher/first baseman/outfielder Hailey Dolcini (Fortuna High/Fortuna, Calif.) were selected MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week in their respective regions Monday for games played May 18-24.
Williams pitched a no-hitter and a pair of one-hitters during the week for the (21-0) Cadets. In her four wins, she allowed two hits, walked one and fanned 42. She struck out 11 in a five-inning no-hitter against Trinity Catholic last Monday and fanned 13 in each of her one-hitters against New Caanan and Danbury. In her other appearance, she struck out five in two innings against Bridgeport Central. St. Joseph outscored its opponents 57-1 in a 4-0 week.
Wood had no-hitters against Wabash and Cass, an one-hitter against Maconaquah and a two-hitter versus Manchester during the week. In four shutouts, she struck out 54 and walked three over 26 innings. She got plenty of support from the (21-3) Warriors’ offense, which plated 45 runs.
Pressley hit .833 for the (21-4) Panthers, going 5-for-6 with three doubles, a walk and two runs batted in. She went 4-for-4 in a win over Kings Mountain and 1-for-2 in a victory over Sun Valley. For the season, she is batting .375 with 11 doubles and 17 RBI.
Stringfield batted .667 (6-for-9) for the week with eight runs, two homers and five RBI as the (19-4) Eagles went 3-0. She went 3-for-3 with two homers and in her first two games and 2-for-4
Dolcini fanned 36 batters and allowed one hit in 14 innings last week for the (22-4) Huskies. She allowed one hit, walked no one and struck out 19 in a 3-0 triumph over Eureka and fanned 17 and tossed a perfect game in a 2-0 win against Del Norte.
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 that week.
The MaxPreps/NFCA High School Players of the Week are 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 is 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 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 and college coaches across the country.