maxpreps/nfca high school player of the week, nfca high school player of the week, nfca, maxpreps, maxpreps softball player of the week,Eva Kim, Emily Rank, Madison Knight, BrookLynn White, Sarah Wright

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Atlantic Christian’s (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) Eva Kim, Arcadia’s (Ohio) Emily Rank, Patterson Mill’s (Md.) Madison Knight, Central Arkansas Christian’s (Ark.) BrookLynn White and Kentwood’s (Wash.) Sarah Wright earned this week’s MaxPreps / NFCA National High School Player of the Week honors. The five student-athletes garnered recognition for games played March 28-April 3.

East Region

Kim opened her 2022 campaign, hitting .667 (4-for-6) with a triple, two home runs, seven RBI and three runs scored. She drew a pair of walks, recorded a .714 on-base percentage and slugged 2.000. In the season opener against King’s Christian, she left the yard twice, drove in five runs and scored three times. Kim also added a triple and two RBI versus Our Lady of Mercy Academy.

North Region

Rank hit .818 (9-for-11) and reached base in 14 of her 16 plate appearances as her team opened their season 3-1. The junior recorded seven extra-base hits (3 2B, 3B, 3 HR), which contributed to her 2.090 slugging percentage, drove in 11 runs and scored 10 times. Rank began her season with two round trippers, four RBI and three runs scored in a 9-4 win over Ada. She also doubled, homered, and finished with three RBI and four runs scored versus Danbury. Rank drove in all three of her team’s runs against New Riegel.

South Region

Knight twirled a pair of complete game shutouts, including a 21-strikeout performance against North East, and finished fanning 35, while allowing just three hits and walking two. She helped herself out at the plate by homering, doubling twice and knocking in five runs. Against North East, Knight faced just two batters over the minimum. She surrendered one hit and walked one in a 9-0 victory. The junior started her week the with a two-hitter (14 K, 1 BB) and was responsible for two of those runs, going 2-for-3 with a double, long ball and two RBI. 

South Central Region

White clubbed six long balls and knocked in 18 runs, including nine in one contest, en route to monstrous week at the plate. The junior hit .833 (10-for-12), added three doubles, walked four times and scored 11 runs. White slugged 2.583 and recorded a 3.458 OPS. She opened the week with the nine-RBI performance against Dollarway in which White launched three homers, doubled and scored five times. She added a second three-home run game versus Batesville, recording four hits, a double, six RBI and four runs.

West Region

Wright finished 2-0 on the week with a 0.00 ERA and 34 strikeouts to just one walk in 12 innings. The sophomore hurler tossed a five-inning perfect perfect game against Tahoma, striking out all 15 Bears she faced. She added a 19-strikeout performance in a complete game victory over Kennedy Catholic. She surrendered an unearned run on a one hit and issued one free pass. At the plate, Wright was 5-for-8 with a double and three runs scored.

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.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.

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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