LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Highlighted by a two-home run, seven-RBI performance, Mountain Range (Colo.) High School senior Riley Craig is the MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week for contests played August 31 through September 6.
Behind the monstrous performance, Craig hit .824 (14-17) with three doubles, a triple, three home runs, 14 RBI, 11 runs and a 1.647 slugging percentage. Over the four-game stretch, the senior third baseman recorded at least three hits in each contest and was perfect defensively at the hot corner. In addition to her seven RBI and two home runs in a 16-0 victory over Ridgeview, Craig was 4-for-4 at the dish, scored four times and tripled. That performance continued her hot start to the week, which began by going 3-for-3 with a double, home run, three RBI and two runs scored against Northglenn. Craig capped off her week on Sept. 5 by going a combined 7-for-10 with a pair of doubles, four RBI and five runs scored in victories over Horizon (4-5, 2 doubles, 3 RBI) and Rampart (3-5, 4 runs).
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 check out NFCA.org 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.
2015-16 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week
9/7 – Riley Craig | Mountain Range HS (Colo.)
8/31 – Sieara Price | Eaton HS (Colo.)
8/24 – Callyn Carter | Charlton County HS (Ga.)