LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Millard South (Omaha, Neb.) High School’s Rylie Unzicker was named MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week for games played Sept. 26-Oct. 2.
Unzicker rattled off 10 hits, seven for extra bases, including four home runs igniting Millard South’s 44-run output in five games last week. The senior centerfielder hit .778 (10-for-13) with 10 RBI and 12 runs scored, while adding three doubles for a 1.923 slugging percentage as the Patriots posted five victories. She opened the week homering, driving in two and scoring three times in a 4-0 triumph over Millard West. Two days later in a slugfest against Millard North, she went 3-for-3, launched two long balls, knocked in four and scored twice in a 10-7 victory. Unzicker doubled and scored three runs versus Lincoln Southwest and capped off the week with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in a 5-3 win against Omaha Central.
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.
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 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.
2016-17 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week
10/3 – Rylie Unzicker | Millard South (Neb.) HS
9/26 – Kayla Poynter | Walnut Grove (Ga.) HS
9/19 – Jordyn Hays | Grand Junction (Colo.) Central HS
9/12 – Olivia Douglas | Hastings (Neb.) HS
9/6 – Kerrigan Gamm | Osage (Mo.) HS
8/29 – Lindsey Malkin | Broomfield (Colo.) HS
8/22 – Madison McPherson | Marion County (Ga.) HS