LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Addie Lightner of Blue Springs (Mo.) South High School was named MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week for her outstanding play during the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3. The senior hurler keyed the Jaguars to their second straight Missouri Class 4 state title.
Lightner was 2-0 with a 0.58 ERA, 13 strikeouts, eight in the state semifinal, and one walk. She scattered eight hits and allowed two runs, one earned, in 12 innings of work. In the state semifinal, Lightner retired the final 15 batters after allowing two early runs and provided the clutch hit. Her game-winning two-run double in the bottom of the sixth lifted Blue Springs South to a 3-2 win over Rock Bridge and a fourth straight appearance in the title game.
In the championship tilt, Lightner tossed a five-hit shutout with five strikeouts in a 10-0 triumph over Raymore-Peculiar. Offensively, she recorded another 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 for the award, the 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 Players of the Week are announced on NFCA.org every Monday during the fall season, with one representative chosen from the participating regions. During the spring campaign, a player from each of five separate high school regions is selected.
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.
2019-20 MaxPreps/NFCA Players of the Week
11/14/19 – Addie Lightner / Blue Springs (Mo.) South High School
10/28/19 – Ally Distler / Columbine High School (Littleton, Colo.)
10/21/19 – Jordyn Bahl / Papilliion (Neb.)-LaVista High School
10/14/19 – Tavia Hausman / Beatrice (Neb.) High School
10/7/19 – Olivia Cato / Northgate High School (Newnan, Ga.)
9/30/19 - Katherine Johnson / Millard North High School (Omaha, Neb.)
9/23/19 – Laurin Krings / Loveland (Colo.) High School
9/16/19 – Denver Bryant / Dougherty High School (Albany, Ga.)
9/9/19 – Kynlee Marquez / Southern Valley/Alma High School (Oxford, Neb.)
9/3/19 – Bryna Kapelke / Broomfield (Colo.) High School
8/27/19 – Jordyn Bahl / Papillion (Neb.)-LaVista High School