LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Angela Smith of Air Academy High School (U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.) garnered 2020-21 MaxPreps/NFCA High School Player of the Week honors for her outstanding performance during the week of Sept 21-27.
Highlighted by a two-home run, eight-RBI performance against Lewis-Palmer, Smith keyed the Kadets to three big wins last week. Against the Rangers, Smith was 4-for-5 with a double and four runs scored to go along with her first two long balls of the season and eight RBI in the 17-3 victory. For the week, she hit .833 (10-for-12) with four doubles, two home runs, 14 RBI and eight runs scored. The senior captain slugged 1.667 and did not strike out.
Smith opened the week with a perfect 3-for-3 outing in which she doubled and scored three times against Pine Creek. She added two doubles, drove in four run and scored twice versus Vista Ridge. For the year, Smith is batting .650 (26-40) with nine doubles, 23 RBI, 19 runs scored and a 1.025 slugging 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 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, with one representative chosen from the participating regions. During the spring campaign, a player from each of five separate high school regions is selected.
Please note, in order for a school to have multiple player(s) recognized during the course of a season, a coach from that institution must be an NFCA member. To become an NFCA member, please click HERE or call 502-409-4600.
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.
2020-21 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week
9/28/20 – Angela Smith / Air Academy High School (Air Force Academy, Colo.)
9/21/20 – Jordyn Bahl / Papillion (Neb.)-LaVista High School
9/14/20 – Rozzie Mendoza / Fort Lupton (Colo.) High School
9/8/20 – Carleigh Eurek / Kearney (Neb.) Catholic High School
8/31/20 – Taylor Long / Sonoraville High School (Calhoun, Ga.)