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Cathi Aradi

Papillion-LaVista’s Metzler Named MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Gina Metzler of Papillion-LaVista High School in Papillion, Neb., has been selected as the MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Player of the Week for games contested over October 14-20.

Metzler batted a torrid .727 at the plate, going 16-for-22, with a double, a triple, eight runs scored, five stolen bases and six RBIs for the 33-4 Monarchs. The senior center fielder even managed to draw a pair of walks to reach base successfully 18 times in 24 total plate appearances. She hit safely in all six of Papillion-LaVista’s games for the week, posting a perfect 4-4 effort with a triple and two RBIs against Millard South (Neb.) and three hits each in a trio of contests.

For the season, Metzler is batting .605 overall with 52 tallies, five doubles, eight triples, a HR, 38 stolen bases and 30 RBIs.

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 will be announced on NFCA.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.

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 web sites 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:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (800) 329-7324 x1. To enter a team’s stats on the MaxPreps website, please click here.