MaxPreps / NFCA National High School Player of the Week, MaxPreps /NFCA High School Player of the Week, nfca, maxpreps, Kaitlin Stolowski, Sage Mardjetko, Lily Huneycutt, Ava Brown, Megan Traxinger

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Seward’s (N.Y.) Kaitlin Stolowski, Lemont’s (Ill.) Sage Mardjetko, West Stanly’s (N.C.) Lily Huneycutt, Lake Creek’s (Texas) Ava Brown and Chugiak’s (Alaska) Megan Traxinger were named 2023 MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week. The quintet garnered recognition for games played May 29-June 4.

East Region

Stolowski batted .800 (8-for-10) and slugged 1.900 with a double, two triples, two home runs, seven RBI and six runs scored in a pair of wins last week. She hit for the cycle (5-for-5) with two homers, five RBI and four runs scored against Friends Academy. Stolowski notched three hits with a triple, driving in and scoring two runs versus Tuckahoe.

North Region

Mardjetko twirled a pair of shutouts, including a no-hitter, and struck out 36 batters. In a near perfect game against Joliet Catholic, she fanned 18 and allowed only one base runner via a walk. Mardjetko followed up with another 18-strikeout performance versus Ottawa. Against the Pirates, she surrendered one base hit and walked two in the complete-game effort. 

South Region

Huneycutt was key in West Stanly’s two victories over Midway to collect its fourth straight North Carolina 2A state crown She recorded a one-hit six-inning shutout in the clincher, fanning 11 Raiders and walking one. Additionally, the senior hurler went 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBI. In game one, Huneycutt allowed a pair of unearned runs and in a five-hit complete game. She struck out four and walked four. 

South Central Region

Brown tossed a pair of complete-game shutouts lifting Lake Creek to its second straight Texas 5A state title and the 84th win in the program’s last 85 games. In the semifinal win over Heritage, Brown scattered three hits, struck out 11 and walked one. A day later in the title game versus Canyon, she twirled a one-hit shutout with 15 punchouts and one walk. Offensively, she drove in two runs in the semifinal and added a double and RBI in the championship.

West Region

Traxinger batted .833 (10-for-12) with three doubles, a triple, two home runs, six RBI and 10 runs scored over a four-game stretch last week. She posted four multi-hit games, including a pair with three base knocks to go along with a 1.750 slugging percentage. Traxinger belted both her homers. drove in five runs and scored three times against West Valley. The senior added a three-hit (3-for-4, RBI, 2 R) outing in which she was a home run short of the cycle versus Colony and scored four runs and added a pair of doubles against Service., 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 by Sunday evening to be eligible for that week’s award.

Winners are announced on 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.

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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

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