LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Doherty’s (Worcester, Mass.) Eden Forget, Tri’s (Straughn, Ind.) Kierstyn Conyers, Wewahitchka’s (Fla.) Brianna Bailey, Bishop Lynch’s (Dallas, Texas) Riley Cantrell and Middleton’s (Id.) Mariah Jenkins of were selected MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week for games played the week of April 23-29.
Forget tossed two three-hit shutouts and hit .500 with a triple home run and five RBI to lead Doherty to three wins last week. The sophomore hurler fanned a season-high 11 and walked one in a victory over South. She also helped herself out by going 2-for-3 with a triple and long ball. In her other start, she struck out three, walked two and recorded a hit in a 1-0 win over St. Peter-Marian. She capped her week off with a home run, two RBI in a victory over Burncoat.
Conyers hit .833 (10-for-12) with three doubles, a triple, three home runs, 16 RBI and a 2.000 slugging percentage. She also scored seven times and recorded a .846 on-base percentage as Whitney Young picked up three wins last week. Conyers’ big performance came against Hagerstown in which she was 4-for-4 with a double, two round trippers and nine RBI. She hit a grand slam and drove in four runs in a 6-4 triumph against Shenandoah. The senior ended her tremendous week with two doubles, a triple, three RBI and two runs scored versus Morristown.
Bailey tossed a perfect game as she went 2-0 with two shutouts and 29 strikeouts leading the Gators to a pair of victories. She tossed her perfect game against Port St. Joe, striking out 16 of 21 batters faced in a 9-0 win. Bailey, a senior, followed that with a two-hit shutout in a 3-0 victory over Bozeman. She fanned 13 and did not walk a batter to improve to 21-1 in the circle this year.
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Cantrell, a senior, was nearly perfect at the plate, going 13-for-14 (.929) with four home runs, two doubles and triple, 18 RBI and 12 runs scored. She drew five walks, recorded a .900 on-base percentage and slugged 2.071. Cantrell put forth a steady performance over a five-game stretch, recording five multi-hit and multi-RBI games, while homering in four of those contests. She drove in a season-high five runs with two doubles in an 11-7 win over Bishop Dunne. Cantrell homered, registered four RBI and scored three time in victories over Ursuline Academy and Prestonwood Christian, respectively. She also left the yard against Liberty Christian and Trinity Christian.
Jenkins was a perfect 10-for-10 with three doubles and home runs, seven RBI and nine runs scored, leading the Vikings to a 3-0 week. The senior first baseman drove in four runs and scored five times, while doubling and homering against Mountain Home. She went 4-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and two RBI versus Caldwell. Jenkins added three walks to reach base in all 13 plate appearances to go along with a 1.600 slugging percentage.
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2017-18 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week (Spring)
East- Maria Hanchuk | South Windsor (Conn.) HS
North – Ashley Hitchcock | Eastwood HS (Pemberville, Ohio)
South – Lauryn Brooks | Eleanor Roosevelt HS (Greenbelt, Md.)
South Central – Emily Fox | Southeast HS (Wichita, Kan.)
West – Aija Richard | Silver HS (Silver City, N.M.)
East- Shannon Becker | Mahopac (N.Y.) HS
North – Mackenzie McCarty | Alexandria (Ind.)-Monroe
South – Jada Santiago | North Johnston HS (Kenly, N.C.)
South Central – Morgan Fern | Fleming County HS (Flemingsburg, Ky.)
West - Tatum Spangler | Coronado HS (Henderson, Nev.)
East – Jessica Stettinger | East Haven (Conn.) HS
North – Gabby O’Riley | Mooresville (Ind.) HS
South – Maci Birdyshaw | Lawrence County HS (Lawrenceburg, Tenn.)
South Central – Montana Fouts | East Carter HS (Grayson, Ky.)
West – Kalea Smith | Payson (Ariz.) HS
East – Tayler Vitola | Appoquinimink HS (West Middletown, Del.)
North – Abbie May | St. Bede (Peru, Ill.)
South – Caitlin Griffin | North Buncombe HS (Westerville, N.C.)
South Central – Chevelle Sartin | Arkansas City (Kan.) HS
West – Raegan Breedlove \ Central Valley HS (Shasta Lake, Calif.)
East - Yanique Spencer | Baldwin (N.Y.) HS
North – Lexi Wagner | Seton LaSalle (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
South – Alexis Kilfoyl | Academy at the Lakes (Land O’ Lakes, Fla.)
South Central – Kendall Fritz | Wakeland HS (Frisco, Texas)
West – Madie Augusto | St. Ignatius HS (San Francisco, Calif.)
East - Janiece Robles | Cardinal Spellman (Bronx, N.Y.)
North – Maddie Peace | Regina Dominican (Wilmette, Ill.)
South – Karly Heath | North Augusta (S.C.) HS
South Central – Hallie Wacaser | Bentonville West (Centerton, Ark.)
West – Drea Schwaier | Yelm (Wash.) HS
South – Madyson Lamp | Hernando High School (Brooksville, Fla.)
South Central – Nadia Valverde | Hanks High School (El Paso, Texas)
West – Jordyn Hutchins | Woodland (Calif.) Christian
South – Anna Hood | Locust Fork (Ala.) HS
South Central – Kathryn Marshall | Brenham (Texas) High School
West – Mya Villareal | North valley Military Institute (Granada Hills, Calif.)
South - Aspen Wesley | Neshoba Central HS (Philadelphia, Miss.)
South Central – Biveana Figueroa | Natlia (Texas) HS
West – Izabel Enriquez | Buena High School (Sierra Vista, Ariz.)
2017-18 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week (Fall)
10/23/17 – Caroline Newton | Worth County HS (Sylvester, Ga.)
10/16/17 – Madeline Vejvoda | Papillion (Neb.) La-Vista HS
10/9/17 – Alexandria Kilponen | Valor Christian HS (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
10/2/17 – Tracy Mosley | Mundy’s Mill High School (Jonesboro, Ga.)
9/25/17 – Sevi Harden | Thomas Jefferson High School (Denver, Colo.)
9/18/17 – Brooke Huitt | Lathrop (Mo.) High School
9/11/17 – Tori Kniesche | Wayne (Neb.) High School
9/5/17 – Addison Purvis | Sullivan (Mo.) High School
8/28/17 – Adrienne Visintine | Chaparral High School (Parker, Colo.)
8/21/17 – Katherine Snavely | Brookstone School (Columbus, Ga.)
8/14/17 – Kelley Lynch | East Coweta High School (Sharpsburg, Ga.)