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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Greene’s (N.Y.) Olivia Kennedy, Fitzgerald’s (Warren, Mich.) Clarice Chapaton, Loretto’s (Tenn.) Briley Dover, Ryle’s (Union, Ky.) Avery Parsons and DeSales’ (Walla Walla, Wash.) Kate Dunham are this week’s MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week honorees. The five student-athletes garnered recognition for games played May 23-29.

East Region

Kennedy played a pivotal role in Greene capturing the Section 4 Class C title. She twirled three complete-game shutout, including a no-hitter in the sectional final versus Elmira Notre Dame. In that contest, Kennedy fanned 14 and walked two to record her fifth no-no of the season. She also ignited a two-run first inning with a triple. She blanked Spencer-Van Etten on one hit and 14 punchouts in the sectional semifinal and allowed two hits and fanned 15 versus Edison. For the week, the senior hurler went 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 21 innings.

North Region

Chapaton had a big week in leading the Spartans to three triumphs. The junior was nearly perfect at the plate (9-for-10) with three doubles, three long balls, 15 RBI and 10 runs scored. She drew three walks, reached base at a .923 clip and slugged 2.100. Chapaton drove in a season-high seven runs with a double, two long balls and five runs scored against Madison. She added five more RBI, two doubles and two runs versus Lincoln. Chapaton homered for a third time in a second game against Lincoln with three RBI and three runs.

South Region

Dover posted a .727 batting average, going 8-for-11 at the plate with two doubles, two homers, three RBI and eight runs scored for the Spartans. She drew five walks, recorded a .812 on-base percentage and slugged 1.454. Dover was a triple short of the cycle against Adamsville, going 4-for-4 with a double, home run, two RBI and three runs scored. She scored twice in a a 3-2 win over Meigs County and went 3-for-3 with a double, long ball and two runs against Forest.

South Central Region

Parsons recorded a pair of four-hit outings and finished the week, 10-for-15 (.667) with three doubles, two round trippers, nine RBI and a 1.266 slugging percentage. Against Conner and Cooper, the junior notched four hits, a double and homer in each victory. She drove in four runs in the first contest and three more in the latter. Parsons added two hits with a double and two RBI against Beechwood.

West Region

Dunham powered the Irish to four victories last week. She hit .667 (8-for-12) with three doubles, three triples, 12 RBI and 10 runs scored. Dunham, a sophomore, drew three walks, posted a .750 on-base percentage and slugged 1.416. She was homer short of the cycle against Liberty Christian, going 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a triple, three RBI and two runs scored. In a big win over Quilcene, Dunham notched a double, two triples and a season-high six RBI., 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 by Sunday evening to be eligible for that week’s award.

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

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