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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sterling (Colo.) High School’s Rylyan Nelson was named MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week for games played Oct. 10-16.

Nelson clubbed her way to this week’s award after hitting .889 (8-for-9) with a double, triple, two home runs and a 1.888 slugging percentage. She knocked in seven runs and scored seven times, while posting a .900 on-base percentage. Her output keyed the Tigers to a Region 8 title with victories over Gunnison and host Basalt. Against Gunnison, Nelson left the yard twice, doubled, drove in six runs and scored four runs. Later that same day, the freshman infielder was a perfect 5-for-5 with a triple, RBI and three runs scored to help send Sterling back to the 3A state tournament for the fifth straight year with a 14-3 road triumph.

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 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.orgNFCA.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.

Please note, in order for a school to have multiple player(s) recognized during the course of a season, a coach from that institution must be an NFCA member. To become an NFCA member, please click HERE or call 502-409-4600.

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. 

2016-17 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week

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

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