LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Abby Lovell of Northside High School (Columbus, Ga.) was named 2022 MaxPreps/NFCA Fall High School Player of the Week. Lovell is being recognized for her outstanding performance during the week of Oct. 24-30.
Lovell twirled three shutouts and struck out 25 batters, keying Northside to a Georgia High School Association (GHSA) 5A state championship. The sophomore hurler scattered 11 hits and allowed just one earned run over 25 innings of work. Lovell fanned a week-best nine in a semifinal win over Harris County. She followed that with a three-hit shutout of top-ranked Loganville, securing the Patriots’ second state title. In the second round of the tournament, an 8-4 triumph over Loganville, Lovell fanned eight, walked two and allowed just three hits, while also contributing at the plate with a double and RBI.
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 a 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 Player of the Week is announced on NFCA.org every Monday during the fall season.
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.
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.