LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Wilson’s (Washington, D.C.) Emma Jacobson, Marist’s (Chicago, Ill.) Alexis Voss, Parkland’s (Winston-Salem, N.C.) Jalyn Rose Clark, Monahans’ (Texas) Taylor Franco and Glenco's (Hillsboro, Ore.) Isabel Womack were selected MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week for games played the week of April 30-April 6.
Jacobson cranked four home runs, drove in 12 and produced a whopping 2.500 slugging percentage. She homered twice against School Without Walls and McKinley Tech. Against Tech, she also doubled two times, drove in six, scored four times, while going 4-for-4 at the plate. Jacobson also went 2-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored versus Woodson.
Voss had a tremendous week leading Marist to five wins. She homered four times and drove in 22 runs, including eight in a victory over Benet Academy. Voss went yard in four consecutive games and drove in five runs in game two against Benet and in an 8-7 triumph over Plainfield North. She recorded three four-hit games and five multi-hit contests overall. For the week, Voss hit .850 with 17 hits, four doubles, 11 runs scored and a 1.650 slugging percentage.
Clark clubbed her way to the weekly honor, hitting .909 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs, 16 RBI and a 1.909 slugging percentage. She opened her week on April 30 by hitting a grand slam, doubling twice and driving in a season-best eight runs against Ben L. Smith. Clark followed that performance by going 4-for-4 with a triple, six RBI and three runs scored versus Mount Tabor. She closed out the week with a double, long ball and two RBI against Southwest Guilford.
South Central Region
In her lone start of the week, Franco put forth a monumental performance to help Monahans to a 1-0 over Seminole. The senior hurler struck out 30 batters, allowed one hit and two walks in a 13-inning complete-game performance.
Womack twirled three complete games, including one and two-hit shutouts of Liberty and Century, respectively. For the week, she was 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 33 strikeouts. Womack walked five and surrendered five hits. In her two-hitter against Century, Womack fanned 12 and walked three, while going 1-for-3 with an RBI. She struck out 10 and surrendered an unearned run on two hits against Aloha. Again, Womack chipped in offensively with a 2-for-4 outing with a double and two RBI. In final start, the righty punched out 11 more and issued one free pass in her one-hitter versus Liberty.
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2017-18 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week (Spring)
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.)