LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tupelo High School’s (Okla.) Ava Sliger was named 2022 MaxPreps/NFCA Fall High School Player of the Week. Sliger is being recognized for her outstanding performance during the week of Aug. 22-28.
Sliger was dominant in three starts last week, twirling a no-hitter and posting a 3-0 record with a 0.00 ERA and 30 strikeouts over 18 innings of work. She scattered seven hits, did not walk a batter and held her opponents to a .111 batting average. Sliger fanned 15 and faced one batter over the minimum as she held Maud hitless in a 2-0 victory. She also tossed a five-hit shutout with six strikeouts in a 3-0 triumph against Ada. In her other appearance, Sliger struck out nine and surrendered two hits in four innings versus Asher.
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 high school and collegiate weekly player & pitcher of the week 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.