LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Behind two no hitters and an overall dominating pitching performance, sophomore Tori Kniesche of Wayne (Neb.) High School earned MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week honors for games played Sept. 4-10.

Opposing offenses had a tough time figuring out Kniesche, who went 5-0 last week, as she recorded four shutouts in five starts, added two one-hitters to her resume and struck out 69 in 30 innings of work. Kniesche twirled her first no-no of the week on Sept. 7 against Tekamah-Herman. She fanned 12 and walked four in a 6-0 victory. Two starts later, on Sept. 9, she no-hit David City/East Butler in a five-inning contest, striking out 13. 

The right-hand hurler bookended her week with a pair of one-hit shutouts. Kniesche struck out 11 and walked one in a 9-0 (5 inn.) win over Lakeview and closed out the week with a week-best 18 punchouts during a 2-0 victory against Plattsmouth. Offensively, she registered seven hits, two doubles and three RBI, which included a 3-for-3, two RBI performance against Tekamah-Herman.

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.

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.

To obtain a coach’s login, please contact: coachsupport@maxpreps.com or call (800) 329-7324 x1. To enter a team’s stats on the MaxPreps website, please click herehere.

2017-18 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week

9/11/17 – Tori Kniesche | Wayne High School | Wayne, Neb.

9/5/17 – Addison Purvis | Sullivan High School | Sullivan, Mo.

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.

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