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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Lincoln’s (Tallahassee, Fla.) Gwendolen McGinnis, Heritage’s (Frisco, Texas) Jensin Hall and Duarte’s (Calif.) Carly Knoles earned the first MaxPreps / NFCA National High School Player of the Week honors of the 2022 spring season. The duo garnered recognition for games played Feb. 21-27.

South Region

McGinnis was nearly perfect in the circle for the Trojans last week. The senior hurler twirled a pair of no-hitters, including a perfect game against Madison County. She fanned 20 of 21 batters in the 3-0 victory over the Cowboys. In her first start of the season, McGinnis struck out 15, and walked two as she faced just two batters over the minimum in a 2-0 triumph against Wakulla. In the two starts, she struck out 35 and faced just 43 batters in a pair of closely-contested games. 

South Central Region

Hall was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, two shutouts, 28 and strikeouts and five walks. She surrendered just one run and held her opponents to a .028 batting average over 10 innings of work. Hall also pitched in offensively, going 4-for-5 with two homers and four RBI. In a four-inning no-hitter against Independence, Hall struck out 11 of 15 batters she faced. The junior hurler fanned 17 of 21 batters, and walked two in a one-hit six-inning shutout of Centennial. She homered and drove in two in each contest.

West Region

Knoles paced Duarte at the plate in five wins last week, hitting .867 (13-for-15) with a double, six triples, a home run and 13 RBI. She scored eight times, slugged 1.933 and reached base at a .889 clip. Knoles tripled in every contest, including two against Lutheran in which she was 4-for-4 with four runs scored. The senior captain drove in five runs against Gabrielino, and added three RBI against Firebaugh and Fairfax, homering in the 7-6 victory over the latter Lions. 

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 MaxPreps.com by Sunday evening to be eligible for that week’s award.

Winners are announced on NFCA.orgNFCA.orgevery Monday during the spring campaign with a player from each of MaxPreps’ five high school regions being selected.

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.

To obtain a coach’s login, please contact: coachsupport@maxpreps.com or call (800) 329-7324 x1. To enter a team’s stats on the MaxPreps website, please click herehere.

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