LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Blackstone Valley Regional Tech’s Erin Wood, South St. Paul’s Elise Barnes, Warhill’s Keely Rochard, Seaman’s Lauren Mills and Conrad’s Tristin Achenbach have been named MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week for contests played May 23-29.

East Region – Erin Wood (Blackstone Valley Regional Valley Tech – Upton, Mass.)
Wood hit .769 (10-for-13) with a pair of doubles, 12 RBI and five runs scored. Recording a hit in all five contests, she enjoyed three multi-hit contests, including a 4-for-4 outing with four RBI and three runs scored against Abby Kelley Foster. Wood also knocked in four runs with a triple versus Sutton. She added two RBI against Keefe Tech and Northeast Metro Regional Valley Tech.

North Region – Elise Barnes (South St. Paul (Minn.) HS)
Barnes batted .667 (8-for-12) with a double, two home runs, nine RBI and seven runs scored over four games last week. The senior was hit twice and walked for time, attributing to a .778 on-base percentage. She drove in five runs with a long ball and scored three times in a 14-10 victory over Kennedy. Barnes also left the yard, went 3-for-3 at the plate with two RBI and two run scored in a 9-5 win over Highland Park.

South Region – Keely Rochard  (Warhill HS – Williamsburg, Va.)
Helping Warhill to pair of victories and the Conference 18 title, Rochard went the distance in shutouts over Poquoson and Park View. The junior’s top performance of the week came in the championship game where she held the Dragons to one hit and struck out 12 in a 1-0 victory. A day earlier in the semifinals, she sat down eight Islander and did not walk a batter in a one-hit, five-inning gem. Rochard chipped in offensively against Poquoson going 1-for-3 with two RBI.

South Central Region – Lauren Mills (Seaman HS – Topeka, Kan.)
Mills, a utility player, enjoyed a perfect week at the plate, reaching base safely in all nine plate appearances, courtesy of five hits and four walks. Three of Mills’ five hits were round trippers, which attributed to her eye-popping 2.800 slugging percentage. She also knocked in five runs and scored four more. In an 11-1 win over Aquinas, the sophomore utility player went 2-for-2 with a home run and four RBI. She also homered in a 5-1 victory over Valley Center and a 3-2 triumph against Shawnee Heights.

West Region – Tristin Achenbach (Conrad (Mont.) HS)  
Senior Tristin Achenbach closed out her high school career in style. In the Montana State tournament, Achenbach twirled three no-hitters, including a perfect game, lifting Conrad to a 2016 state championship. For the week, she was 4-0 with three shutouts, a 0.19 ERA and 57 strikeouts to just three walks in 24 innings of work. She held her opposition to three hits and a minute .036 batting average. She struck out at least 11 in all four starts, including 16-of-18 batters in a six-inning perfecto against Huntley Project. Achenbach also fanned 16 in a 4-0, three-hit shutout versus Columbus. In addition, Achenbach provided plenty of offense, batting .615 (.8-for-13) with five doubles, nine RBI and six runs scored.

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 spring season, with one representative chosen from each of five separate high school regions. During the fall campaign, just a single player will be selected representing all participating regions.

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.

Previous 2015-16 Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week


Anya Chase | Wells HS (Maine) | East

Sierra Gilmore | Northeastern HS (Ind.) | North

Hannah Devault | Christian Academy of Knoxville (Tenn.) | South

Ashley Cook | Beckville HS (Tenn.) | South Central

Becca Jewett | Bellevue Christian (Wash.) | West



Abby Stone | Akron (N.Y.) HS | East

Cassidy Tucker | Coleman (Minn.) HS | North

Rylee Pate | North Duplin (N.C.) HS | South

Bailee Swift | Chase County (Kan.) HS | South Central

Lauren Burke | Marist (Ore.) HS | West



Bri Mirabile | Hopkinton (Mass.) HS | East

Isabel St. Arnold | King (Wis.) HS | North

Ashlee Swindle | Curry (Ala.) HS | South

Montana Fouts | East Carter (Ky.) HS | South Central

Hannah Peterson | South Summit (Utah) HS | West



Nicole Williams | St. Joseph (Conn.) | East

Sammi Miller | Indian Lake (Ohio) HS | North

Laura Peyton Trammell | Germantown (Miss.) HS | South

Kennedy Ratliff | Rison (Ark.) HS | South Central

Mikayla Rojas | Heritage Academy (Ariz.) | West



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 (Ky.) 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

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