LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Madison McPherson of Marion County (Buena Vista, Ga.) High School garnered the first MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week honor for the 2016-17 season.
McPherson put forth a dominant performance in the circle as the Eagles improved to 6-0 with four wins last week. The senior southpaw went 3-0, did not allow a run and struck out 38 over 18 innings of work. She matched a season-high with 16 strikeouts in a 3-0 victory over Taylor County, the first of three straight complete-game shutouts. McPherson continued her dominance on Aug. 20, tossing a total of 10 shutout innings in triumphs over Crisp County and Berrien. The latter contest was a five-inning no-hitter in which she fanned 10 and walked three. For the week, she surrendered six hits and opponents hit just .096 against her.
McPherson also chipped in at the plate, recording five hits, two of which were doubles, knocking in four runs and scoring five times. She went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI versus Crisp County and also registered two runs and two RBI against Early County.
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 fall season, with one representative chosen from the participating regions. During the spring campaign, a player from each of five separate high school regions is selected.
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.
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 Max Preps 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.
2016-17 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week
8/22 – Madison McPherson | Marion County HS