LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Lowell’s (Mass.) Giana Lacedra, Freeburg’s (Ill.) Nicole Edmiaston, Hough’s (Cornelius, N.C.) Jenna Borkey, Goodland’s (Kan.) Hannah Coumerilh and Colony’s (Palmer, Alaska) Addison Finley this week’s MaxPreps / NFCA National High School Player of the Week honors. The five student-athletes garnered recognition for games played April 18-24.
Lacedra finished 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, tossing two shutouts and striking out 34. She fanned 20 and walked one in a three-hit shutout of Chelmsford. Lacedra followed with a one-hit blanking of Wndham, punching out 14 and not issuing a free pass. The senior added a double, triple and three RBI versus Chelmsford and scored a run against Windham.
Edmiaston was perfect at the plate (10-for-10), clubbed six homers, drove in 16 runs and registered an eye-popping 3.000 slugging percentage over three games last week. She also scored 10 runs, doubled twice and walked once. Edmiaston, who left the yard twice in each contest, recorded six RBI against Roxana. The junior added a pair of five RBI outings versus Breese Central and Centralia.
Borkey played a pivotal role in Hough’s 4-0 week. The senior hit .875 (7-for-8) with a double, two triples and two home runs. Borkey registered nine RBI and 10 runs, slugged 2.250, drew four walks and reached base at a .917 clip. Both her round trippers came in a 3-for-3, four-RBI outing against Chambers. Borkey doubled and drove in three runs versus West Charlotte High School, while scoring three times and posting two RBI versus North Mecklenburg High School.
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Coumerilh hit .833 (15-for-18) with three doubles, two triples, 16 RBI and nine runs scored. She went 4-for-5 with both triples, a double, and seven RBI in game two versus Ulysses High School. Coumerilh was a perfect 6-for-6 and knocked in six runs in the second contest versus Lakin High School. The sophomore shortstop scored three times in each of those matchups.
Finley was a perfect 12-for-12 at the dish, with three doubles, two triples, nine RBI and nine runs scored, keying Colony to three wins last week. She recorded a season-high five hits with a pair of triples, three RBI and four runs scored against Houston High School. Finley added two doubles, three RBI versus Wasilla High School and a double, three RBI and three runs in a triumph over Kenai Central High School.
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 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.