LOUISVILLE, Ky. – CJ Roy (Maret HS), Kyndall Webb (Goreville HS), Elsa Morrison (Farragut HS), Jaycee Goad (Boyd County HS) and Madison Cribbs (Summerville HS) were named 2023 MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week. This quintet garnered recognition for games played March 13-19.
Roy started her season off with a bang, driving in over half of Maret’s (Washington, D.C.) runs, with eight RBI against Bishop Ireton. In that game, she doubled, tripled twice and scored a pair of runs. Roy added three RBI and three runs scored against Jackson-Reed.
Webb opened her season a perfect 6-for-6 with three doubles, a home run and eight RBI, leading Goreville (Ill.) to a pair of wins. She scored six runs, posted a 2.000 slugging percentage and reached base in all seven plate appearances. In the season opener against Meridian, Webb doubled twice, drove in three and scored three times. The junior followed that performance with a double, home run, five RBI and three more runs scored versus Egyptian.
Morrison belted six home runs and recorded 12 RBI, leading Farragut (Tenn.) to five wins in its first week of play. She went 4-for-4, left the yard twice and drove in seven runs against Mount Juliet. Morrison added two more homers and five RBI against Morristown-Hamblen West. She also homered against Sullivan East and Daniel Boone, knocking in four runs against the Patriots. With her six home runs and three triples, Morrison slugged 2.538 for the week and posted a 3.468 OPS.
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Goad powered Boyd County (Ky.) to wins in its first three games of the season. The freshman hit .800 (8-for-10) with four home runs, 10 RBI and nine runs scored. Goad launched two long balls and drove in four runs each against West Carter and Paintsville. She also scored four and three times in those two games. In the season opener against Prestonburg, Goad was 2-for-3 with two RBU and two runs scored. For the week, she slugged 2.000 and posted a 2.800 OPS.
Cribbs did not allow a run or a hit and struck out 45 batters over 17 innings to post a 4-0 mark for Summerville (Calif.) last week. She also went 10-for-15 (.667) at the plate with four doubles, a triple and nine RBI. Cribbs went the distance in a pair of 13-0 shutouts over Delhi (15 K, 2 BB) and Gustine (12 K, 1 BB). The senior also recorded all the outs in her other two appearances, fanning 12 batters in four innings versus Denair and six in two frames against Delta Charter. In the latter contest, Cribbs was 4-for-4 with three doubles, a triple and four RBI.
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.
Winners are announced on NFCA.org every Monday during the spring campaign with a player from each of five separate MaxPreps’ high school regions being selected.
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MaxPreps/NFCA High School Softball Players of the Week