LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Baldwin’s (N.Y.) Yanique Spencer, Bremen’s (Ind.) Erin Coffel, J.F. Webb’s (N.C.) Hailee Cutts, Chapin’s (Texas) Ariana Valles and Lowry’s (Nev.) Kyllie Sappington were selected MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week winners for their outstanding play during the week of March 20-26.
Spencer was 6-for-7 (.857) for the Bruins, with five runs, two homers and six RBI over her two games, while also playing perfect defense. In a victory over Rockville Centre South Side, the junior infielder was 4-for-4 with four runs, a homer and four RBI.
Coffel batted .769 for the Lions, going 10-for-13 with four runs, three doubles, a triple, homer and 12 RBI. She was also perfect (three steals) on the bases and in the field (one putout and three assists on four chances). The freshman shortstop had at least three hits in all three of her games, including going 4-for-4 with three runs, a homer and three RBI in a win over NorthWood.
Cutts was a perfect 8-for-8 during the week for the Warriors, with seven runs, three doubles, three homers and nine RBI. The senior pitcher and infielder also had two stolen bases and handled both chances in the field in the two games. She had four hits in each game, with two homers and seven RBI in the first game of a doubleheader sweep of Southern Durham.
South Central Region
Valles hit .909 (10-for-11) for the Huskies with 10 runs, four doubles, a triple, homer and 13 RBI over three games. The senior shortstop and catcher opened her week with a 4-for-4, eight-RBI game with two doubles and a triple in a win against Irvin, then added a pair of three-hit games in victories over Jefferson and Bowie.
Sappington was a perfect 11-for-11 in three contests for the Buckaroos, with nine runs, three doubles, two homers and 15 RBI. The junior infielder was also perfect in 10 chances on defense, with eight putouts, two assists and a double play, as Lowry took three games from Sparks by a combined 66-5 margin.
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.
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2016-17 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week
Yanique Spencer | Baldwin (N.Y.) HS (East)
Erin Coffel | Bremen (Ind.) HS (North)
Hailee Cutts | J.F. Webb (N.C.) HS (South)
Ariana Valles | Chapin (Texas) HS (South Central)
Kyllie Sappington | Lowry (Nev.) HS (West)
Julia Bomhardt | Indian River (Del.) HS (East)
Jenna Alfeldt | New Athens (Ill.) HS (North)
Claire Powell | Collegiate (Va.) HS (South)
Madi Pierce | Bald Knob (Ark.) HS (South Central)
Hannah La Gabed | Western Serra Collegiate (Calif.) Academy (West)
Lindsay Ward | Kirtland (Ohio) HS (North)
Haley Walker | Holtville (Ala.) HS (South)
Bailey Buffington | Bauxite (Ark.) HS (South Central)
Linnay Wilson | Coalinga (Calif.) HS (West)
Olivia Lackie | Holden (La.) HS (South)
Faith Jimenez | West Texas HS (South Central)
Kennedy Wyllie | Boulder Creek (Ariz.) HS (West)
Abbey Latham | Demopolis (Ala.) HS (South)
Taylar Mullen | Grapeland (Texas) HS (South Central)
Casey Overfield | San Ramon Valley (Calif.) HS (West)
10/24 – Madison Preston | Centralia (Mo.) HS
10/17 – Rylyan Nelson | Sterling (Colo.) HS
10/10 – Ainsley Tolson | Trenton (Mo.) HS
10/3 – Rylie Unzicker | Millard South (Neb.) HS
9/26 – Kayla Poynter | Walnut Grove (Ga.) HS
9/19 – Jordyn Hays | Grand Junction (Colo.) Central HS
9/12 – Olivia Douglas | Hastings (Neb.) HS
9/6 – Kerrigan Gamm | Osage (Mo.) HS
8/29 – Lindsey Malkin | Broomfield (Colo.) HS
8/22 – Madison McPherson | Marion County (Ga.) HS