LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Senior Annie Oakley of Strasburg (Colo.) High School was selected this week’s MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week for contests played Oct. 19-25.
Garnering the final weekly accolade of the fall, Oakley helped the Indians capture the 3A state championship and finish 2015 with a perfect 23-0 record. In three games over the weekend at Aurora Sports Park, Oakley hit .700 (7-10) with four doubles, five RBI and three runs scored. The senior catcher capped off her high school career, going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in the title game against Eaton. Her two-run single, which doubled the Indians’ lead to 7-3 in the sixth, proved to be the difference as Strasburg held on for a 7-5 triumph and its third state title in the last four seasons.
Oakley knocked in two runs and went 3-for-3 in a 7-2 state quarterfinal victory over the Academy and added two doubles, a RBI and a run during an 11-0 win against Brush in the semifinals.
The award returns in late February to honor the outstanding play for the 2016 spring season.
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.
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 check out NFCA.org 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.
2015-16 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week
10/26 – Annie Oakley | Strasburg (Colo.) HS
10/19 – Emily Weatherman | Calhoun (Ga.) HS
10/12 – Jessie Briley | Bishop Neuman (Neb.) HS
10/5 – Victoria Haugsness | North Platte (Mo.) HS
9/28 – Taylor Parham | Wilber-Clatonia (Neb.) HS
9/21 – Savannah Chalfant | Gilmer (Ga.) HS
9/14 – Madison Ingram | Bowling Green (Mo.) HS
9/7 – Riley Craig | Mountain Range (Colo.) HS
8/31 – Sieara Price | Eaton (Colo.) HS
8/24 – Callyn Carter | Charlton County (Ga.) HS