LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Hannah Marien of Lake Brantley High School (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) and Kennedy Stanley of Joaquin (Texas) High School were named MaxPreps / NFCA National High School Player of the Week for their respective regions. The duo garnered recognition for contests played March 1-8.
Marien was unhittable in a pair of wins for the Patriots last week. The junior hurler tossed two no-hitters with 28 strikeouts and five walks in 13 innings of work. Marien was also 3-for-6 at the plate with a double, two RBI and three runs scored. On March 1 against Seminole, she fanned 13 in a 13-0 six-inning victory. Three days later, Marien continued her dominance by sitting down 15 Montverde Academy batters in a 3-0 triumph.
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Stanley hit .857 (12-for-14) with four doubles, a triple, home run, 14 RBI and 12 runs scored, keying the Rams to a 5-0 week. She was a double short of the cycle with a long ball, triple, five RBI and three runs scored against Rusk. She followed that performance by going 2-for-2 with a double, four RBI and three more runs versus Pewitt. Stanley drove in three runs against Texas High School and registered two doubles versus Hooks. The senior infielder, who did not strike out in 18 plate appearances, slugged 1.500 and owned a .778 on-base percentage.
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 spring campaign with a player from each of five separate high school regions being selected. In the fall season, one representative is chosen from the participating regions.
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 Max Preps 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.