LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Taft’s (Chicago, Ill.) Katherine Gonzalez, Warren County’s (Warrenton, N.C.) Jamari Moss, Henderson County’s (Henderson, Ky.) Anna Willett and Desert Vista’s (Phoenix, Ariz.) Jocely Briski earned this week’s MaxPreps / NFCA National High School Player of the Week honors. The trio garnered recognition for games played March 14-20.
Gonzalez was a perfect 10-for-10 at the plate and reached base safely in all 13 plate appearances, leading Taft to four wins last week. She registered three, three-hit games, scored 10 runs and registered five RBI. Slugging 1.900, Gonzalez recorded two doubles, two triples and a homer. She tripled and homered, scored three times and drove in four runs versus DePaul College Prep. Gonzalez also posted two doubles and two runs scored against Niles North, while adding three runs scored against Fenton.
Moss was 7-for-7 at the dish with 10 RBI and five runs scored. She slugged 2.714 with two doubles, two triples and two long balls. The junior registered both her triples and home runs with seven RBI and three runs scored in a victory over Northwest Halifax. Moss went 3-for-3 with two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored versus Southeast Halifax.
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Willett had a big opening week for the Colonials, recording seven hits in seven at bats with four doubles, a home run, nine RBI and four runs scored. She opened with a 4-for-4 outing with three doubles, three RBI and three runs scored. Willet added three more hits with a double, long ball and six RBI against Hancock County. In the two games, she slugged 2.000 and recorded a 3.000 OPS.
Briski twirled a perfect game striking out 19 batters in a 1-0 victory over Mountain View. She followed that up with a five-hit shutout of Queen Creek in which she fanned 13 and walked one. In the 5-0 victory, Briski also was 2-for-2 at the plate with a double, home run, three RBI and two runs scored. For the week, she struck out 32, issued one walk and held her opposition to a .104 batting average.
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.
Winners are announced on NFCA.org every Monday during the spring campaign with a player from each of five separate MaxPreps’ 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.