LOUISVILLE, Ky. – St. Joseph’s (Conn.) Nicole Williams, Indian Lake’s (Ohio) Sammi Miller, Germantown’s (Miss.) Laura Peyton Trammell, Rison’s (Ark.) Kennedy Ratliff and Heritage Academy’s (Ariz.) Mikayla Rojas have been named MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week for contests played April 18-24.
East Region – Nicole Williams (St. Joseph – Trumbull, Conn.)
Williams was on fire in the circle for St. Joseph, posing a 3-0 record with three shutouts, including a perfect game versus McMahon. She struck out a 45, walked three and held her opposition to a .119 batting average. Against McMahon, she struck out 14 of the 15 batters she faced to register her first perfect game and second no-hitter of the season. The senior captain tossed a pair of four-hit shutouts in her other two starts, striking out a season-high 17 versus Stamford and 14 against Darien. Williams recorded four hits on the week with two against McMahon and also drove in a run with a double versus Darien.
North Region – Sammi Miller (Indian Lake HS – Lewistown, Ohio)
Miller hit .867 (13-for-15) and slugged 1.733 with 10 RBI, 10 runs, three doubles, two doubles and two home runs keying Indian Lake to a 3-1 week. Behind a 4-for-4 effort, she doubled, homered and knocked in five runs in a 11-0 triumph over Greenon. Miller added a home run, three RBI and three runs scored in a 11-0 victory over Stebbins. She was a perfect 4-for-4 and was a long ball away from the cycle against Shawnee. The junior captain also stole five bases, including three in game two against Greenon.
South Region – Laura Peyton Trammell (Germantown HS – Madison, Miss.)
Powering Madison to a doubleheader sweep of Ridgeland, Trammell was 8-for-10 (.800) at the plate with five doubles, six RBI, five runs scored and a .1.300 slugging percentage. In the game two of the twin bill, she accounted for over half of her squad’s runs. Trammell was 5-for-6 with four doubles, four RBI and four runs scored in a 17-7 victory. She preceded that with a 3-for-4 outing, double, two RBI and a run scored in a 8-1 triumph.
South Central Region – Kennedy Ratliff (Rison (Ark.) HS)
Ratliff recorded four multiple-hit and RBI contests helping Rison to four wins last week. The junior shortstop hit .688 (11-for-16) with 12 RBI, nine runs scored and five stolen bases. She doubled twice, homered three times and slugged 1.384. Highlighting the week was a 4-for-5 outing with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored against Parkers Chapel. Ratliff went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI, three runs and two thefts versus Woodlawn. She also homered in an 8-7 win versus Stuttgart (3 RBI, 2 SB) and 7-1 triumph against Hermitage.
Picking up her second weekly award of 2016, Rojas was a perfect 12-for-12 with five doubles, seven RBI and 10 runs scored over four games last week. She also homered, tripled, walked twice, swiped nine bases and posted a 1.833 slugging percentage. Knocking in eight runs for the third time this season, Rojas went 4-for-5 with two long balls, one of which was a grand slam, and four runs scored against Metro Tech. The junior infielder drove in seven more runs, homered twice and scored three times versus Imagine Prep. With those two big RBI games, Rojas has posted seven-plus RBI seven times this season.
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Previous 2015-16 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week
Cassie McGrath | Tuckahoe (N.Y.) HS | East
Kelsey Corn | Menominee Indian (Wisc.) HS | North
Alexee Haynes | Sissonville (W.Va.) | South
Tylar Vernon | Pangburn (Ark.) HS | South Central
Amanda Naylor | Manti (Utah) HS) | West
Kelly Nelson | Norton (Mass.) HS | East
Emily Lipsett | Culver (Ind.) Academies | North
Makray Odom | Dickson County (Kent.) HS | South
Abby Garcia | Sweetwater (Texas) HS | South Central
Noemi Farfan | Calvary Christian (Calif.) | West
Raeanne Geffert | Seymour (Conn.) | East
Rachel Kedl | Red Rock Central (Minn.) | North
Corynn Miner | Admiral Farragut (Fla.) | South
Hannah James | East Jessamine ( Ky.) | South Central
Jadin Placencio | Cobre ( N.M.) | West
Cameron Lischinsky | Lakeland (N.Y.) | East
Maggie Balint | Avon Grove (Pa.) | North
Madison Aughinbaugh | St. Mary’s Ryken (Md.) | South
Haidyn Bassett | Oskaloosa (Kan.) | South Central
Mikayla Rojas | Heritage Academy (Ariz.) | West
Jillian Weinstein | Half Hollows Hills West (N.Y.) | East
Ashley Swartout | Westfield (Ind.) | North
Rivers Andrews | Cedar Ridge (N.C.) | South
Jordan Carlson | Council Grove (Kan.) | South Central
Ashley Bodin | Spring Creek (Nev.) | West
Nicole Danyi | Baldwin (N.Y.) | East
Abby Marlow | New Athens (Ill.) | North
Mia Davidson | Orange (N.C.) | South
Grason Gasser | Bethlehem (Ky.) | South Central
Hailey Heeringa | Valley Christian (Ariz.) | West
Emily Merritt | Herford County (N.C.) | South
Aziah James | Spring (Texas) HS | South Central
Amanda Sink | Legacy (Nev.) HS | West
Hera Varma | Tampa Catholic (Fla.) HS | South
Tylar Vernon | Pangburn (Ark.) HS | South Central
Shaye Bowden | Sunnyslope (Ariz.) HS | West
Sarah Dugan | Oak Grove (La.) HS | South
Jordan Llinas | Cypress Woods (Texas) HS | South Central
Aurora Adams | Santiago (Calif.) HS | West
10/13 – Jessie Briley | Bishop Neuman (Neb.) HS | South Central
10/6 – Victoria Haugsness | North Platte (Mo.) HS | South Central
9/28 – Taylor Parham | Wilber-Clatonia (Neb.) HS | South Central
9/21 – Savannah Chalfant | Gilmer (Ga.) HS | South
9/14 – Madison Ingram | Bowling Green (Mo.) HS | South Central
9/7 – Riley Craig | Mountain Range (Colo.) HS | West
8/31 – Sieara Price | Eaton (Colo.) HS | West
8/24 – Callyn Carter | Charlton County (Ga.) HS | South