LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Windham’s (Maine) Brooke Gerry, Crestwood’s (Mountain Top, Pa.) Lauren Kalinowski, Lincoln County’s (Fayetteville, Tenn.) Breanna Haislip, Ottawa’s (Kan.) Brooklyn Hadl and Kentwood’s (Wash.) Sarah Wright are this week’s MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week honorees. The five student-athletes garnered recognition for games played May 16-22.
Gerry put forth three dominant performances in the circle last week, posting a 3-0 record with three shutouts, including a perfect game. The southpaw struck out 36, did not issue a walk and surrendered just four hits in 19 innings of work. Against Kennebunk, Gerry retired all 21 batters and struck out nine in a 5-0 victory. She fanned a season-best 16 in a win over Noble and added 11 more punchouts versus Marshwood. At the plate, she hit .700 (7-for-10) with two doubles and four runs scored.
Kalinowski was a perfect 10-for-10 at the plate and reached base safely in all 11 plate appearance last week. She drove in eight runs and scored three. Kalinowski was 5-for-5 against Wilkes-Barre and registered four RBI versus Wyoming Valley West.
Haislip hit .667 (8-for-12) with two doubles, two homers, 10 RBI and nine runs scored. She recorded a season-high five RBI with a double and both her long balls versus Upperman. She doubled and drove in three against White County. Haislip scored three runs in each of the Falcons’ three victories.
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Hadl had a big game against Atchison in which she was 4-for-4 with a double, triple, two home runs, seven RBI and four runs scored. She added another hit, RBI and run scored in a 4-3 victory over Holton.
Earning her second honor of the year, Wright keyed Kentwood to a pair of close victories last week. She recorded a 16-strikeout (one walk) no-hitter in a 2-0 win over Emerald Ridge. Wright followed that performance by fanning 19 batters and allowing an unearned run in a 2-1 triumph against Olympia. For the week, she surrendered three hits, struck out 35, walked four in 14 innings.
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.
The NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) is the professional organization for fastpitch softball coaches. Known for its highly-regarded high school and collegiate weekly player & pitcher of the week award, the NFCA also educates and supports softball coaches on a variety of different levels: from podcasts to awards, to in-person events and National Convention.