LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Junior Madeline Vejvoda of Papillion (Neb.)-LaVista High School was selected MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week for games played the week of Oct. 9-15.
Over a four-game stretch, Vejvoda hit .615 (8-for-13) with three doubles, a triple, home run, 10 RBI and five runs scored. She recorded a .643 on-base percentage and slugged 1.230 in helping the Monarchs claim their 14th Class A state championship. In the title game against Lincoln Southwest, she was a long ball away from the cycle. Vejvoda was 3-for-4 with two doubles a triple, three RBI and three runs scored. One of those hits, a two-run double, was part of an explosive 11-run first inning. Vejvoda opened the state tournament with a double, homer and five RBI in a 10-0 triumph over Grand Island. She also drove in two runs versus Millard South.
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.org every Monday during the fall season with one representative chosen from the participating regions. During the spring campaign, a player from each of five separate high school regions is 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.
2017-18 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week
10/16/17 – Madeline Vejvoda | Papillion La-Vista HS | Papillion, Neb.
10/9/17 – Alexandria Kilponen | Valor Christian HS | Highlands Ranch, Colo.
10/2/17 – Tracy Mosley | Mundy’s Mill High School | Jonesboro, Ga.
9/25/17 – Sevi Harden | Thomas Jefferson High School | Denver, Colo.
9/18/17 – Brooke Huitt | Lathrop High School | Lathrop, Mo.
9/11/17 – Tori Kniesche | Wayne High School | Wayne, Neb.
9/5/17 – Addison Purvis | Sullivan High School | Sullivan, Mo.
8/28/17 – Adrienne Visintine | Chaparral High School | Parker, Colo.
8/21/17 – Katherine Snavely | Brookstone School | Columbus, Ga.
8/14/17 – Kelley Lynch | East Coweta High School | Sharpsburg, Ga.