LOUISVILLE, Ky. – White Noll’s (Lexington, S.C.) Alexis Winters, Manvel’s (Texas) Riley Bennett and Woodcrest Christian’s (Riverside, Calif.) Angelina Allen earned the first MaxPreps / NFCA National High School Player of the Week honors of the 2020 spring season. The trio garnered recognition for their outstanding play for games played Feb. 24-March 1.
Winters was 6-for-8 (.750) at the plate with four home runs, eight RBI and seven runs scored. She slugged 2.375 and registered a .778 on-base percentage. Two of her long balls, along with two RBI and two runs came in a 7-3 win over Lugoff-Elgin. She homered and drove in four runs against West Ashley. Winter added a double, home run with two RBI and three runs versus Lexington.
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Bennett went a perfect 11-for-11 with a double, three homers and nine RBI over four games last week. The junior recorded three hits three times and a perfect 1.000 on-base percentage (two walks). Bennett was 3-for-3 with two long balls, four RBI, three runs and two walks against Shadow Creek. She added three hits, two RBI and a homer in game one versus Harleton. Bennett registered two more RBI and a double against Fort Bend Kempner.
Allen was a perfect 15-fo15 at the dish with 15 RBI and 12 runs scored. She slugged 2.000 with seven doubles, a triple and two home runs. Allen posted three four-hit games, drove in at least three runs and recorded two-plus extra-base hits in each contest. The junior doubled three times, homered and drove in four against Arroyo Valley. She registered two doubles and three RBI in wins over Bethel Christian and Bloomington Christian. Allen capped off her week with a triple, long ball, five RBI and four runs scored against Excelsior Charter.
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.
The MaxPreps/NFCA High School Players of the Week are announced on NFCA.orgevery Monday during the spring campaign with a player from each of five separate high school regions being selected. In the fall season, one representative is chosen from the participating regions.
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.