LOUISVILLE, Ky. – King’s Christian’s (Cherry Hill, N.J.) Jill Seta, Huntley’s (Ill.) Jori Heard, Randolph-Henry’s (Charlotte Court House, Va.) Danner Allen, Malden’s (Mo.) Brydon Maddox and Kendrick’s (Idaho) Harley Heimgartner this week’s MaxPreps / NFCA National High School Player of the Week honors. The five student-athletes garnered recognition for games played May 2-8.
Seta hit .750 (6-for-8) a double, triple, two home runs and 12 RBI. Powering King’s Christian to a pair of wins, the junior captain slugged 1.875 and registered a pair of three-hit contests. Seta left the yard twice and drove in five runs against Cumberland Christian. She posted seven RBI with a double and triple against The Christian Academy.
Heard posted a 4-0 mark with three shutouts and 58 strikeouts to just four walks over 26 innings of work. Highlighting her week was an eight-inning no-hitter against Kandeland in which she fanned 16 and walked two in a 1-0 win. Heard also struck out 16 in a two-hit shutout of Central. She added 14 and 12-strikeout performances as well. She also went 4-for-5 with three doubles and four RBI in a win over Oswego.
In a pair of complete-game shutouts, Allen allowed just four hits, struck out 37 and did not issue a walk in 14 innings. She blanked Amelia County, holding the Raiders to one hit and matching a season-high with 19 strikeouts. Allen fanned 18 more batters in a three-hit shutout of Buckingham.
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Maddox hit .727 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored. She slugged 1.727 and reached base at a .786 clip. In a pair of wins over Charleston, Maddox combined to go 5-for-6 with two doubles, a triple and two long balls. She drove in eight runs and scored seven. Maddox also scored three runs in a one-run win over Risco.
Heimgartner was a perfect 9-for-9 at the dish with three doubles, 11 RBI and 12 runs scored. She scored three times in each of the Tigers’ four wins and registered four multi-hit and multi-RBI contests. Heimgartner doubled and drove in four runs against Troy. She added two doubles, with three RBI against Nezperce.
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.
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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.