LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tampa Catholic’s (Fla.) Hera Varmah, Pangburn’s (Ark.) Tylar Vernon and Sunnyslope’s (Ariz.) Shaye Bowden have been named MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week for contests played Feb. 29 through March 6.
South Region – Hera Varma (Tampa Catholic HS – Tampa, Fla.)
Varma, a junior third baseman and catcher, launched four home runs, hit .800 (8-10) and knocked in 11 helping Tampa Catholic to a 3-0 week. She connected on three of those long balls with six RBI and three runs scored in a 12-2 win over city rival Tampa Prep. In another city matchup, Varma went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a 12-0 triumph over Berkeley Prep. For the week, Varma also doubled, scored five times, slugged 2.100 and recorded a .818 on base percentage.
South Central Region – Tylar Vernon (Pangburn HS – Ark.)
Vernon powered her way to the weekly honor by crushing four home runs and registering 15 RBI over four games for Pangburn. The sophomore catcher’s week was highlighted by a two-home run, seven-RBI outing against Des Arc in which she went 3-for-3 and scored three times. Vernon clocked two homers, knocked in three and scored twice versus White County Central. Hitting .667 (8-12), Vernon also doubled in four of the five contests, scored eight times and slugged 2.000.
West Region – Shaye Bowden (Sunnyslope HS – Ariz.)
Bowden slugged a whopping 2.200, hit .900 (9-10) and knocked in 12 in four games. On her way to that slugging percentage, she doubled four times and sent three balls over the fence. Bowden capped off her week by going 4-for-4 with a double, three homers, six RBI and four runs scored versus Copper Canyon. The sophomore slugger opened the season, 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBI in a victory over Northwest Christian. Bowden also added a double and two RBI against Bradshaw Mountain.
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 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.
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2015-16 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week
3/7 - Hera Varma | Tampa Catholic (Fla.) HS | South
Tylar Vernon | Pangburn (Ark.) HS | South Central
Shaye Bowden | Sunnyslope (Ariz.) HS | West
2/29 - 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