LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Makenzie Stiles of Deposit (N.Y.), Marist’s (Ill.) Angela Zedak, Academy at the Lakes’ (Fla.) Alexis Kilfoyl, Haley Mattingly of Marion County (Ky.), and Sidney Pollard of Pe Eli/Willapa Valley (Wash.) were selected MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week for games played the week of May 21-27.
Stiles went 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA, one hit, no runs, one walk and 49 strikeouts over 21 innings. After starting her week with an one-hitter and 13 strikeouts against Afton, she pitched back-to-back no-hitters versus Gilboa-Conesville (20 strikeouts) and Marathon (16 strikeouts). Stiles received an abundance of support in the three games, as her offense scored 43 runs.
Zedak was a perfect 1.000 at the plate against two opponents. She went 2-for-2 with two runs, two homers and five RBI against Blue Island Eisenhower, then had three hits, including two doubles, a homer, two runs, and four RBI against Reavis. She is now hitting .520 for the season, with 17 homers and 58 RBI.
Kilfoyl went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, four hits, three walks and 24 strikeouts over 15 innings in the circle to earn her second honor of the season. She held Lake Worth Christian hitless over four innings (11 strikeouts) and yielded just four hits over 11 innings while fanning 13 in an 1-0 victory over Aucilla Christian. She was also honored on March 26.
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Mattingly was 2-0 with just two hits allowed in 14 innings of action, no walks and 29 strikeouts. She no-hit Adair County, fanning 18, then struck out 11 in a two-hit shutout of Taylor County. For the season, Mattingly has amassed 237 strikeouts over 153 innings while compiling a 0.92 ERA.
Pollard batted .850 (17-for-20) with 15 runs, five doubles, three triples, a homer and 10 RBI in five games. She went 3-for-3 with a double, two triples, three runs and three RBI in a win over Brewster to highlight her stellar week.
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 spring season with a player from each of five separate high school regions is selected. During the fall campaign, one representative is chosen from the participating regions.
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2017-18 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week (Spring)
East – Kyra Shlotzhauer | Oneida (N.Y.) HS
North – Mady Stariha | Superior (Wis.) HS
South – Alyssa Arden | White House (Tenn.)-Heritage HS
South Central – Peyton Lee | Clyde (Texas) HS
West – Amber Lujan | Toole (Utah) HS
East – Kelly Nelson | Norton (Mass.) HS
North – Rachael Feaselle | Steinmetz HS (Chicago, Ill.)
South – Rivers Andrews | Cedar Ridge HS (Hillsborough, N.C.)
South Central – Hannah Davis | Scott County (Georgetown, Ky.)
West – Charisma Romero | Academy of Careers & Exploration (Helendale, Calif.)
East - Emma Jacobson | Wilson HS (Washington, D.C.)
North – Lexis Voss | Marist HS (Chicago, Ill.)
South – Jalyn Rose Clark | Parkland HS (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
South Central – Taylor Franco | Monahans (Texas) HS
West – Isabel Womack | Glenco HS (Hillsboro, Ore.)
East - Eden Forget | Doherty HS (Worcester, Mass.)
North – Kierstyn Conyers | Tri HS (Straughn, Ind.)
South – Brianna Bailey | Wewahitchka (Fla.) HS
South Central – Riley Cantrell | Bishop Lynch HS (Dallas, Texas)
West – Mariah Jenkins | Middleton (Idaho) HS
East- Maria Hanchuk | South Windsor (Conn.) HS
North – Ashley Hitchcock | Eastwood HS (Pemberville, Ohio)
South – Lauryn Brooks | Eleanor Roosevelt HS (Greenbelt, Md.)
South Central – Emily Fox | Southeast HS (Wichita, Kan.)
West – Aija Richard | Silver HS (Silver City, N.M.)
East- Shannon Becker | Mahopac (N.Y.) HS
North – Mackenzie McCarty | Alexandria (Ind.)-Monroe
South – Jada Santiago | North Johnston HS (Kenly, N.C.)
South Central – Morgan Fern | Fleming County HS (Flemingsburg, Ky.)
West - Tatum Spangler | Coronado HS (Henderson, Nev.)
East – Jessica Stettinger | East Haven (Conn.) HS
North – Gabby O’Riley | Mooresville (Ind.) HS
South – Maci Birdyshaw | Lawrence County HS (Lawrenceburg, Tenn.)
South Central – Montana Fouts | East Carter HS (Grayson, Ky.)
West – Kalea Smith | Payson (Ariz.) HS
East – Tayler Vitola | Appoquinimink HS (West Middletown, Del.)
North – Abbie May | St. Bede (Peru, Ill.)
South – Caitlin Griffin | North Buncombe HS (Westerville, N.C.)
South Central – Chevelle Sartin | Arkansas City (Kan.) HS
West – Raegan Breedlove | Central Valley HS (Shasta Lake, Calif.)
East - Yanique Spencer | Baldwin (N.Y.) HS
North – Lexi Wagner | Seton LaSalle (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
South – Alexis Kilfoyl | Academy at the Lakes (Land O’ Lakes, Fla.)
South Central – Kendall Fritz | Wakeland HS (Frisco, Texas)
West – Madie Augusto | St. Ignatius HS (San Francisco, Calif.)
East - Janiece Robles | Cardinal Spellman (Bronx, N.Y.)
North – Maddie Peace | Regina Dominican (Wilmette, Ill.)
South – Karly Heath | North Augusta (S.C.) HS
South Central – Hallie Wacaser | Bentonville West (Centerton, Ark.)
West – Drea Schwaier | Yelm (Wash.) HS
South – Madyson Lamp | Hernando High School (Brooksville, Fla.)
South Central – Nadia Valverde | Hanks High School (El Paso, Texas)
West – Jordyn Hutchins | Woodland (Calif.) Christian
South – Anna Hood | Locust Fork (Ala.) HS
South Central – Kathryn Marshall | Brenham (Texas) High School
West – Mya Villareal | North Valley Military Institute (Granada Hills, Calif.)
South - Aspen Wesley | Neshoba Central HS (Philadelphia, Miss.)
South Central – Biveana Figueroa | Natlia (Texas) HS
West – Izabel Enriquez | Buena High School (Sierra Vista, Ariz.)
2017-18 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week (Fall)
10/23/17 – Caroline Newton | Worth County HS (Sylvester, Ga.)
10/16/17 – Madeline Vejvoda | Papillion (Neb.) La-Vista HS
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 (Mo.) High School
9/11/17 – Tori Kniesche | Wayne (Neb.) High School
9/5/17 – Addison Purvis | Sullivan (Mo.) High School
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.)