LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Cedar Grove’s (N.J.) Mia Faieta, Elwood’s (Ind.) Mackenzie Bryan, Warhill’s (Williamsburg, Va.) Keely Rochard, Letcher County Central’s (Whitesburg, Ky.) Alyssa Franklin and Buena’s (Ventura, Calif.) Brooke Yanez were selected MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week winners for their outstanding play during the week of May 29-June 4.

East Region
Faieta twirled a perfect game against Metuchen, helping Cedar Grove to a 4-0 win for the NJSIAA Group 1 state title. The sophomore righty fanned 13 in her third perfect game and fourth no-hitter of the season. Faieta’s perfecto comes a little more than a week after striking out all 21 batters in a perfect game.

North Region
Bryan was 3-0 with three shutouts and 27 strikeouts to just one walk. She tossed a five-inning no-hitter and two one-hitters in helping Elwood earn its first state finals berth. In her final start of the week, she struck out nine as the Panthers cruised to a 13-0 win over Whitko and advanced to the state finals. Just prior to that, the senior righty fanned nine, allowed just one hit and did not walk a batter in a 2-0 victory over Boone Grove. In her first start of the week against Alexandria Monroe, Bryan sat down nine batters and walked one in a one-hit shutout.

South Region
Going the distance in three starts, Rochard posted a 3-0 record, struck out 42 batters and did not allow a run. The senior right hander scattered 10 hits and walked three helping Warhill to a Group 3A East Region championship. In her most dominant start of the week, Rochard tossed a one-hit shutout with 15 strikeouts and one walk in the East Region semifinals. She opened the week, fanning 14 and walking one in a four-hit shutout of Tabb. Rochard ended her dominant week with a five-hit, 13-strikeout performance in the region final win over York. At the plate

South Central Region
Franklin hit .800 with two doubles, a triple, home run and seven RBI. She scored four times and posted a 1.500 slugging percentage. She went 4-for-5 and scored two runs in each of her two starts. Against Wolfe County, Franklin doubled, tripled and drove in four runs. One day later versus Leslie County, she double, homered and registered three RBI.

West Region
Yanez struck out 23, tossing a no-hitter and one-hitter in a pair of complete-game wins leading Buena to an undefeated season (27-0-1) and a CIF-SS Division 4 state championship, their first title since 1989. In the state championship clincher against San Marcos, Yanez did not allow a hit, struck out 12 and walked two. In her first start, the senior southpaw blanked Saint Joseph in a state semifinal win, striking out 11 and walking two.

The 2016-17 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 the five regions. During the fall campaign, one player is selected each week.

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.

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2016-17 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week


Mia Faieta | Cedar Grove (N.J.) HS (East)

Mackenzie Bryan | Elwood (Ind.) HS (North)

Keely Rochard | Warhill (Va.) HS (South)

Alyssa Franklin | Letcher County Central (Ky.) HS (South Central)

Brooke Yanez | Buena (Calif.) HS (West)


Kelly Nelson | Norton (Mass.) HS (East)

Macy Montgomery | Bellmont (Ind.) HS (North)

Meredith Slaw | Rappahannock (Va.) HS (South)

Michaela Stapp | Butler (Ky.) HS (South Central)

Tristin Achenbach | Russell (Mont.) HS (West)


Becca Johnson | Seymour (Conn.) HS (East)

Jordy Frank | Dubois Central Catholic (Pa.) (North)

Madison Morgan | King George (Va.) HS (South)

Lakyn Largent |McCracken County (Ky.) HS (South Central)

Cindy Robles | San Pedro (Calif.) HS (West)


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

Morgan Bienkowski | Holy Redeemer (Pa.) HS (North)

Addie Robinson | Handley (Ala.) HS (South)

Montana Fouts | East Carter (Ky.) HS (Southeast)

Hailey Dolcini | Fortuna (Calif.) HS (West)


Briana Marcelino | Joel Barlow (Conn.) HS (East)

Ashley Davis | Erie (Ill.)-Prophetstown HS (North)

Lane Neumann | Huntsville (Ala.) HS (South)

Sydni Hawkins | Southeast (Kan.) HS (Southeast)

Brielle Stephens | Durham (Calif.) HS (West)


Jayda Kearney | Donovan Catholic (N.J.) (East)

Tori Wells | Lakeview (Ohio) HS (North)

Aspen Wesley |Neshoba Central (Miss.) HS (South)

Brittney Beck | Elllinwood (Kan.) HS (South Central)

Kristina Warford | Juanita (Wash.) HS (West)


Beca Findley | Seymour (Conn.) HS (East)

Carlee Selle | Reese (Mich.) HS (North)

Kaitlin Beasley-Polko | Leonardtown (Md.) HS (South)

Lyndie Swanson | St. John XXIII (Texas) (South Central)

Mikayla Rojas | Heritage (Ariz.) Academy (West)


Catherine Higgins | Medway (Mass.) HS (East)

Sidney Beier | Edinburgh (Ind.) HS (North)

Hannah Criswell | Kennett (Mo.) HS (South Central)

JaSha Roberts | Jurupa Hills (Calif.) HS (West)


Kelly Nelson | Norton (Mass.) HS (East)

Maria Reisinger | Victory Christian (Ind.) Academy (North)

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

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

Makaiya Gomez | Copper Hills (Utah) HS (West)


Jessica Berger | Tuckahoe (N.Y.) HS (East)

Melanie Lint | Conemaugh Valley (Pa.) HS (North)

Kamdyn Kvistad | Columbia (Fla.) HS (South)

Jessica Olivarez | Dodge City (Kan.) HS (South Central)

Isabel Womack | Glencoe (Ore.) HS (West)


Yanique Spencer | Baldwin (N.Y.) HS (East)

Erin Coffel | Bremen (Ind.) HS (North)

Hailee Cutts | J.F. Webb (N.C.) HS (South)

Ariana Valles | Chapin (Texas) HS (South Central)

Kyllie Sappington | Lowry (Nev.) HS (West)


Julia Bomhardt | Indian River (Del.) HS (East)

Jenna Alfeldt | New Athens (Ill.) HS (North)

Claire Powell | Collegiate (Va.) HS (South)

Madi Pierce | Bald Knob (Ark.) HS (South Central)

Hannah La Gabed | Western Serra Collegiate (Calif.) Academy (West)


Lindsay Ward | Kirtland (Ohio) HS (North)

Haley Walker | Holtville (Ala.) HS (South)

Bailey Buffington | Bauxite (Ark.) HS (South Central)

Linnay Wilson | Coalinga (Calif.) HS (West)


Olivia Lackie | Holden (La.) HS (South)

Faith Jimenez | West Texas HS (South Central)

Kennedy Wyllie | Boulder Creek (Ariz.) HS (West)

Abbey Latham | Demopolis (Ala.) HS (South)

Taylar Mullen | Grapeland (Texas) HS (South Central)

Casey Overfield | San Ramon Valley (Calif.) HS (West)



10/24 – Madison Preston | Centralia (Mo.) HS

10/17 – Rylyan Nelson | Sterling (Colo.) HS

10/10 – Ainsley Tolson | Trenton (Mo.) HS

10/3 – Rylie Unzicker | Millard South (Neb.) HS

9/26 – Kayla Poynter | Walnut Grove (Ga.) HS

9/19 – Jordyn Hays | Grand Junction (Colo.) Central HS

9/12 – Olivia Douglas | Hastings (Neb.) HS

9/6 – Kerrigan Gamm | Osage (Mo.) HS

8/29 – Lindsey Malkin | Broomfield (Colo.) HS

8/22 – Madison McPherson | Marion County (Ga.) HS

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