LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Oneida’s (N.Y.) Kyra Shlotzhauer, Superior’s (Wisc.) Mady Stariha, White House (Tenn.)-Heritage’s Alyssa Arden, Clyde’s (Texas) Peyton Lee and Tooele’s (Utah) Amber Lujan were selected MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week for games played the week of May 14-20.
Over three games, Shlotzhauer was 10-for-11 (.909) with two doubles, three triples, two home runs, 13 RBI and a 2.181 slugging percentage. Highlighting her week was a 5-for-5 outing against Central Valley Academy. She doubled, recorded three triples and drove in five runs. Schlotzhauer homered in her only two official at bats versus Vernon-Verona-Sherrill with five more RBI and three runs. The junior also was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI against Camden. Additionally, she tossed a pair of shutouts against Camden and Central Valley.
Stariha went 4-0 in the circle with four shutouts and 33 strikeouts. She scattered eight hits and walked just four over 25 innings. Stariha tossed a one-hit shutout with 10 punchouts and one walk in a 5-0 triumph over Denfeld. In a 1-0 victory against Blaine, she held the Bengals’ offense to three hits and struck out seven with zero walks, while knocking in the game’s only run. The junior hurler fanned nine and allowed three hits in her first start of the week against Eau Claire North. At the plate, Stariha recorded eight hits, including two triples and a home run, and nine RBI.
Arden was 3-0, did not allow a run, struck out 28 and tossed a no-hitter in three starts last week. She fanned eight and walked two as she no hit Greenbrier in a 5-0 victory. Arden struck out 12 and walked one in a three-hit shutout of Giles County. The senior hurler also struck out eight of nine batters faced and drove in five runs in a three-inning win against Hume-Fogg.
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Lee hit .857 (6-for-7) with three doubles, two home runs, six RBI, a 2.142 slugging percentage and five runs scored. Her performance came in a doubleheader sweep of River Road which clincded Clyde’s berth into the Class 3A region final. In game one, she was 4-for-5 with three doubles, a round tripper, four RBI and four runs. During the nightcap, Lee was 2-for-2 with another long ball and both RBI in a 2-0 victory.
Lujan hit .800 (8-for-10) with a double, three home runs, eight RBI and six runs scored, while slugging 1.8000 and leading Tooele to a 2-1 week. The junior outfielder went 3-for-3 with a double, two home runs, five RBI and three runs scored against Logan. She followed that with a 3-for-4 outing against Desert Hills with her third homer of the day three RBI and three runs.
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The MaxPreps/NFCA High School Players of the Week are announced on NFCA.org every Monday during the spring season with a player from each of five separate high school regions is selected. During the fall campaign, one representative is chosen from the participating regions.
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2017-18 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week (Spring)
East – Kelly Nelson | Norton (Mass.) HS
North – Rachael Feaselle | Steinmetz HS (Chicago, Ill.)
South – Rivers Andrews | Cedar Ridge HS (Hillsborough, N.C.)
South Central – Hannah Davis | Scott County (Georgetown, Ky.)
West – Charisma Romero | Academy of Careers & Exploration (Helendale, Calif.)
East - Emma Jacobson | Wilson HS (Washington, D.C.)
North – Lexis Voss | Marist HS (Chicago, Ill.)
South – Jalyn Rose Clark | Parkland HS (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
South Central – Taylor Franco | Monahans (Texas) HS
West – Isabel Womack | Glenco HS (Hillsboro, Ore.)
East - Eden Forget | Doherty HS (Worcester, Mass.)
North – Kierstyn Conyers | Tri HS (Straughn, Ind.)
South – Brianna Bailey | Wewahitchka (Fla.) HS
South Central – Riley Cantrell | Bishop Lynch HS (Dallas, Texas)
West – Mariah Jenkins | Middleton (Idaho) HS
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.)