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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Walnut Grove (Ga.) High School’s Kayla Poynter was selected MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week for games played Sept. 19-25.

Poynter tossed two no-hitters and hit .500 (6-for-12) with three doubles, two home runs and seven RBI, keying Walnut Grove to a 4-0 week. After a two-double, two RBI performance against North Oconee, she twirled her first gem of the week in a 7-0 victory over Loganville. Against the Red Devils, Poynter fanned 16 and walked two for her third no-no of the season. Two games later, the senior held Heritage hitless with 10 punchouts, homered and drove in three runs during a four-inning triumph. Poynter also left the yard, knocked in two runs and scored twice against Ringgold.

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

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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