LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Carleigh Eurek of Kearney (Neb.) Catholic garnered 2020-21 MaxPreps/NFCA High School Player of the Week honors for her outstanding performance during the week of Aug. 31-Sept 6.
Eurek propelled the Stars (10-1) to a 4-0 week and helped Kearney Catholic extend its winning streak to nine games. Highlighted by four multi-hit contests, Eurek batted .769 (10 hits) with five doubles, nine runs scored and eight RBI. She posted a .778 on-base percentage and slugged 1.153.
On Sept. 1, Eurek went 5-for-6 in victories over Minden and Grand Island Central Catholic (GICC). She was 3-for-3 with three runs scored versus Minden. Against GICC, the second of Eurek’s two doubles knocked in a pair of runs to tie the game at five-all in the bottom of the sixth. Two batters later, an error on a sacrifice bunt allowed her to scoot home with the winning run. The junior added her second 3-for-3 performance against Aquinas in which she scored three times and drove in three runs. Eurek capped on the week with two more hits and two RBI in a 7-3 win over Twin River.
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
9/8/20 – Carleigh Eurek / Kearney Catholic High School (Kearney, Neb.)
8/31/20 – Taylor Long / Sonoraville High School (Calhoun, Ga.)