LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Taylor Long of Sonoraville High School (Calhoun, Ga.) captured the first MaxPreps/NFCA High School Player of the Week for the 2020-21 season. Long is being recognized for her outstanding performance during the week of Aug. 24-30.
From the circle, Long keyed the Phoenix to a 2-1 week, which included a no-hitter in her final outing of the week. The junior posted a 2-1 mark with a 0.00 ERA, 54 strikeouts, seven walks in 23 innings of work. Long surrendered just three hits, limiting her opponents to a .039 batting average.
Long made a first-inning run hold up as she no-hit Lakeview-Fort Oglethorp in a 1-0 victory. Against the Warriors, she was an error away from a perfect game, fanning 19 and not issuing a walk. Long struck out 16 and surrendered an unearned run in a one-hit complete-game victory over LaFayette. The right-handed hurler went the distance (9.2 innings) in a tough 10-inning loss (1-0) to Coahulla Creek. In the defeat, Long allowed an unearned run on two hits with 21 strikeouts and three walks.
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 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
8/31/20 – Taylor Long / Sonoraville High School (Calhoun, Ga.)