LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Nashoba Regional's (Mass.) Kylie Doherty, Owen Valley's (Ind.) Taylor Monroe, Western Alamance's (N.C.) Taylor Apple, Santa Fe Trail's (Kan.) Kaelee Washington and West's (Wyo.) Aleah Brooks were named 2023 MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week. The quintet garnered recognition for games played May 8-14.
Over three games, Doherty hit .909 (10-for-11) with four doubles, a triple, two home runs and five RBI, without striking out once. She had three hits apiece against Holliston and Groton-Dunstable and four hits, five runs and two doubles versus Algonquin.
Monroe was 14-for-16 (.875) in her four contests, with three doubles, four homers, 11 runs and eight RBI. She had two homers and four RBI versus Indian Creek and five hits against Shakamak.
Apple hit .500 (3-for-6) in games against Croton and West Carteret. She tripled and had two RBI versus West Carteret.
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Washington shined on both sides of the ball, tossing a pair of one-hitters and fanning 27 without a single walk over 10 innings. She struck out 14 against Anderson County and 13 more versus Iola. Meanwhile, she hit .545 (6-for-11) with three doubles and six RBI on offense.
Brooks was 13-for-18 (.722) with 13 runs, six doubles, three homers and 10 RBI in two three-game sets with Laramie and Wheatland. She closed out the week with four multi-hit games, including a 4-for-4 game with four runs, four RBI, two doubles and two homers in the middle game against Wheatland.
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.
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 MaxPreps 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.
The NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) is the professional organization for fastpitch softball coaches. Known for its highly-regarded coaches polls and All-America awards, the NFCA also educates and supports softball coaches on a variety of different levels: from podcasts to awards, to in-person events and National Convention.
MaxPreps/NFCA High School Softball Players of the Week